Principal Architect and Co-founder of URBANUS Architecture & Design Inc. One of the chief curators for 2017 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Shenzhen). He Served as the chairman for the first Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association. LIU Xiaodu is also the director of the Pingshan Art Museum in Shenzhen, which opened in 2019.
In 1999, LIU Xiaodu co-founded URBANUS with partners MENG Yan and WANG Hui making it one of the most influential architectural practices in China. LIU Xiaodu established the structure of the firm and oversees the operation of the company. Architecture design projects co-led by LIU Xiaodu include Tulou Collective Housing, Hui Hotel, Barcelona Re.Set—Identity Pavilion, OCT-LOFT Renovation, the OCT Art & Design Gallery, Greater China IFC, SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT and VANKE Liuxiandong Urban Design, etc. Many of his works won prestigious architecture awards, as well as exhibited and published worldwide.
LIU Xiaodu has participated in numerous domestic and international architectural exhibitions and academic events, including the 6th Sao Paulo International Biennale of Architecture and Design 2005, Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2007, Taking a Stance in Rotterdam: Daring design | Daring Design 2008, and Tulou Solo Exhibition of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York etc. LIU Xiaodu has served as a member of the Academic Committee of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture (UABB) and participated in it for several sections. His major curatorial experience includes China Pavilion of 2016 London Biennale, 2017 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Shenzhen) and 2019 UNKNOWN CITY: China Contemporary Architecture and Image Exhibition (Shenzhen, Pingshan), etc.
LIU Xiaodu was graduated from Tsinghua University and Miami University. He used to taught at the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, and taught at the School of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University and IUAV in recent years as visiting professor. LIU Xiaodu also held the posts of visiting professor at Hunan University, Shenzhen University and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He is often invited to be the jury member for international competitions and to give lectures at many influential academic institutions worldwide.