Yansong Ma + Qun Dang: MAD Dinner
Founding Principal Yansong Ma, originally from Beijing, received his M.Arch from Yale in 2002. Prior to founding MAD in 2004, Mr. Ma worked as a project designer with Zaha Hadid Architects in London and Eisenman Architects in New York. He also taught architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Ma was the winner of the 2006 Architecture League of New York Young Architect Award. He also received the 2002 Samuel J. Fogelson Memorial Award of Design Excellence as well as the American Institute of Architects Scholarship for Advanced Architecture Research in 2001.
Principal Qun Dang, originally from Shanghai, received her M.Arch at Iowa State University. Prior to MAD, Ms. Dang worked for several major architecture firms in the United States, including Perkins Eastman, on projects of different scales. She has had several teaching positions including an assistant professorship at Iowa State University, a visiting professorship at Pratt Institute and an assistant professorship at Iowa State University's Foreign Studies Program in Rome, Italy. Ms. Dang received the 2000 American Institute of Architect’s Certificate of Merit. She also got the Paul S. Studies in Architecture & Culture Award, Design Media Award and the Academic Excellence from ISU in 2001.