Li Ren

Li Ren

Washington, DC, US



As a project architect at Perkins Eastman, Li Ren focuses on senior living, multi-family housing, and affordable housing design. Beyond the professional practice, Li serves as a board member/Director at Large in the AIA Washington Chapter, affiliate faculty at the Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, and an active member of the NCARB Examination Committee.

Li Ren is an NCARB-certified licensed architect in the District of Columbia with a LEED Accredited Professional. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis after finishing his undergraduate education in Chengdu, China.

Li has excellent enthusiasm for community-based design and urban regeneration. His research/practice targets DC urban regeneration, knowledge-oriented architecture facilities, and future architectural strategy within three focus areas — technology, sustainability, and culture — emphasizing community hotspot spaces such as new neighborhood libraries, affordable housing, and senior living facilities renovated community service centers. Li Ren embodies the young architect who has embraced the profession, continuous learning, and service. His impressive list of accomplishments has been undertaken quietly and without fanfare. However, everyone who has the chance to work with him or serve with him admires his focus, passion, leadership, and commitment.


Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Alexandria, VA, US, Affiliate Faculty

Jun 2020 - current

Perkins Eastman, Washington, DC, US, Project Architect

Jan 2020 - current

Wiencek + Associates, Architects + Planners, Washington, DC, US, Architect

Jul 2015 - Jan 2020


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2013 - May 2015

Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, CN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Jun 2013


AIA|DC Emerging Architect Award, 1st Place

The Emerging Architect Award recognizes individuals of all ages who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

AIA|DC members in good standing within the first ten (10) years of professional experience. Nominees need not be licensed but must have graduated from a NAAB-Accredited degree program within the last 10 years.


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