Benjamin Wood

Benjamin Wood (AIA) received his Master’s degree in Architecture from MIT in 1984. Ben’s first commission in China was Xintiandi, a culturally significant commercial entertainment district in Shanghai renovated from traditional stone-gate architecture (Shi Ku Men). His most significant contribution on a major project outside of China was as the Chief Architect of New Soldier Field in Chicago, home of the Chicago Bears, was named by the New York Times as one of the ten best buildings of 2003. Ben founded the architectural design firm—Studio Shanghai. Together with his partners and a group of excellent architects from all over the world, Studio Shanghai has been committed to the change of urban landscape in China. Right after the successful completion of Shanghai Xintiandi, Studio Shanghai designed a series of commercial, cultural mix-used complex such as XihuTiandi, Wuhan Tiandi among many more.