Bing Lin is a native of Shanghai, China. He left China at the age of 19 to study at Washington State University, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Cum Laude degrees in 1995. He received his Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design degree from Columbia University in 1998.
From 1995-1997, Mr. Lin worked for NBBJ’s Seattle Office where he worked on the design of Yin Goe School in Shanghai, Shanghai American School, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center and Stafford Creek State Prison in Washington State.
From 1998 to 2010, he worked for Pei Partnership Architects where he was the Director of Asian Development. His numerous large scale project involvement includes the Suzhou Museum, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington D.C., Yin Xiu Youth Cultural Center, and the Nanjing Six Dynasty Museum. From 2004-2008, he was based in Suzhou, China and Washington D. C. as the site representative for Pei Partnership Architects and Mr. I. M. Pei to oversee the construction quality and site coordination between the design group, the client and the construction team. From 2010-2012, Mr. Lin was the Chief Architect for the Shanghai World Financial Center project, he now is a special consultant to this project.
Mr. Lin has taught at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico in 2009 and has been a frequent guest critic at Columbia University. He has written and translated “Conversation with I. M. Pei, Chinese Edition” in 2004 which received the best book award in Taiwan. He was the chief reviewer for I. M. Pei Complete Works’ Chinese edition which was published in 2011.
Mr. Lin is the partner of OLI Architecture PLLC.