Archinect - News 2017-09-20T21:41:13-04:00 Rolex Arts Initiative Mentor Kazuyo Sejima Selects Yang Zhao as Architecture Protégé Archinect 2012-11-14T11:31:00-05:00 >2012-11-14T21:15:13-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <strong>Emerging Architect Will Spend Year in Creative Collaboration on Home-for-All</strong></p> <p> Kazuyo Sejima has selected Chinese architect Yang Zhao as her prote&#769;ge&#769; for a year of creative collaboration as part of the Rolex Mentor and Prote&#769;ge&#769; Arts Initiative. This is the first year that architecture has been included as a discipline in the programme that pairs masters and emerging artists in the fields of dance, film, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.</p> <p> Yang Zhao, 32, started an architectural practice, Zhaoyang Studio, in 2007. His current projects include working on two buildings in the rural area of Yunnan Province, China. He has a master&rsquo;s degree in architecture (with distinction) from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.</p> <p> Sejima selected Zhao after a global search, which identified three of the world&rsquo;s leading young architects as finalists. Over the course of a year, Zhao will work on Home-for-All, a project created by Sejima and other leading Japanese architects i...</p>