Minimax Studio

MiniMax Studio is an experimental platform for architecture, lanscape architecture, and urban deisgn. Managed by Zhicheng Xu, Minimax engages in competitions and research, while collaborating on architectural projects with like minded individuals around the world.

Zhicheng Xu /

Studied Landscape Architecture and Studio Art, Zhicheng graduated from Purdue University in 2015 with distinction. Originally from Chengdu, China, he is interested in exploring how culture manifests itself through architecture and landscape. While at Purdue, his research project: Natural Water as Cultural Water was honored with an Excellence Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - the highest honor given to academic work in the field.

In professional practice, Zhicheng directs his work toward urban design and architecture. Since 2013, he has worked with Sasaki Associates on many notable international projects, including Kabul Framework Plan in Afghanistan, Tec de Monterrey Masterplan in Mexico, and Las Salinas New Community Plan in Chile.

In March 2018, Zhicheng was awarded a graduate fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Architecture, where he pursues a master's degree in architecture.

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