Doreen Heng Liu is a Chinese architect, whose research focuses on contemporary urbanism in the Pearl River Delta and the specific impact of urbanization on design and practice in China today. Her work starts with the essential issues of building–site, program, space, materials, and construction–and ventures into complexities of urbanism, nature, landscape, tradition, and culture. Liu established her practice node (Nansha Original Design) in Hong Kong and Nansha, Guangzhou in 2004. node’s built architectural works include Nansha Science Museum, Nansha Bookstore, Guangzhou Times Museum, etc. Liu has participated in various exhibitions including Shanghai Biennale, Guangzhou Triennale, Shenzhen Architecture & Urbanism Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale and the international Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
Doreen Liu holds a MArch from UC Berkeley and a Doctor of Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Since September 2008, she has been teaching at the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong as adjunct associate professor.