Architect, Ma Yansong, probably needs no introduction to most. A native Beijinger, he is recognised as an important voice in a new generation of Chinese architects. Since the founding of his practice MAD in 2004, his works have been widely published and exhibited. He studied at Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, holds a degree in Architecture from Yale University, and has taught at CAFA. In 2011 he became the first architect from China to receive a RIBA fellowship.