Xiaodu Liu, one of the founders of X-Urbanus, serves as the Principal Architect and Design Manager of the firm. In 1998, Liu has been back in China and established Urbanus in Shenzhen, in charge of the operation and management of projects. Currently, Urbanus has been the precedent in architecture design in China, with branches in Beijing and Shanghai. In December of 2005, Urbanus has been recognized as one of the 10 most impactful international design pioneers of the year by Architectural Record USA.
Projects led by Urbanus include the OCT Art & Design Gallery, OCT-LOFT Renovation, Greater China IFC, Jiading Worker’s Union Building, Wanxia Complex, Shenzhen Metro Building, Huaqiangbei 3Dstreet Urban Design and Vanke Liuxiandong Urban Design.
Liu has been invited to hold lectures internationally, and he also holds the post of visiting professor at the School of Architecture at University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Shenzhen University.