Jenny Chou

Born in Taiwan, Jenny Chou co-founded the multi-disciplinary Atlas studio in 2015 with two fellow architecture graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design. Based in Beijing, the studio is rooted in architecture but its design projects are wide-ranging, led by an interest in the evolution and preservation of culture and place.

A particular interest in crafts and heritage has seen Atlas involved in a multifaceted project in a village in rural Guizhou renowned for its intricate handwoven textiles; the venture has involved using social enterprise to help preserve and enhance a traditional craft culture and benefit the local economy.

Atlas has shown work in China and internationally, including the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture, the 2016 International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, the 2016 Shanghai Biennale and Beijing Design Week (2014–2016). The studio has won numerous awards, such as inclusion on Architectural Digest China’s AD100 list in 2019 and 2022.

ReThink Project