董功毕业于清华大学,获得清华大学建筑学学士学位和硕士学位,后留学美国,获美国伊利诺大学建筑学硕士学位,其间作为交换学生在德国慕尼黑理工大学建筑学院交流学习。留美期间先后工作于美国芝加哥Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates,纽约 Richard Meier & Partners和Steven Holl Architects。

2008年,董功创立直向建筑事务所,成为目前中国设计领域活跃的青年建筑师之一。

董功多次受邀于清华大学,台湾实践大学,宾夕法尼亚大学,伊利诺伊大学香槟分校,苏黎世联邦理工学院,都灵理工大学等国内外高校参加演讲,并于2014年被聘为清华大学建筑学院设计导师。

事务所及其作品曾多次获得国内外奖项,包括“全国优秀工程勘察设计行业奖”建筑工程公建类一等奖;“DFA Design for Asia Awards 2016” (亚洲最具影响力设计奖) 最高奖、建筑类单项金奖;“Iconic Awards 2016” 公共建筑类最佳奖;意大利“Archmarathon”建筑奖最高奖;台湾“金点概念设计奖”年度最佳设计奖(空间设计类);美国《建筑实录》“Architecture Record” 杂志评选的 “2014全球10大建筑设计先锋”;第二届及第三届中国建筑传媒奖(最佳建筑奖入围,最佳青年建筑师入围)。

其作品曾先后在国内外重要媒体上发表,包括纽约时报《The New York Times》,《Wallpaper》,《A+U》,《Detail》,《The Architectural Review》,《Domus》,《Area》,《Mark》,《C3》,《时代建筑》,《建筑学报》,《世界建筑》,《建筑师》等。

董功于2018年受邀参加2018第16届威尼斯建筑双年展主题展,于2017年受邀参加深港城市\建筑双城双年展-“他者南方”主题展览。也曾受邀参加哥伦比亚大学建筑规划保护学院STUDIO-X BEIJING "X-Agenda Micro-Exhibition Series",西岸双年展,中国设计大展,中法文化之春:“建筑——跨越时空的使命”主题展览;北京国际设计周;哈佛大学设计学院2016“迈向批判性实用主义-中国当代建筑展”;德国Aedes建筑论坛“再兴土木博物馆-十五位中国建筑师”展览;以及美国建筑师协会(AIA)纽约建筑中心举办的2015当代中国建筑展,以及2010和2016威尼斯建筑双年展。

事务所代表作品:船长之家改造,海边图书馆,海边教堂,重庆桃源居社区中心,ALILA阳朔度假酒店,苏州非物质文化遗产博物馆等。

Gong Dong received Bachelor & Master of Architecture from Tsinghua University, followed by a diploma at University of Illinois where he received the Master of Architecture. He also had an exchange experience at Technical University of Munich. Prior to establishing his own practice, he worked for Soloman Cordwell Buenz & Associates in Chicago, then at Richard Meier & Partners and Steven Holl Architects in New York.

In 2008, Gong Dong founded Vector Architects and has become one of the most active young architects in China.

Gong Dong has been invited as a guest speaker by Universities including Tsinghua University (China), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), University of Pennsylvania (USA), and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Swiss), etc. He was also appointed as the design tutor in Tsinghua University, School of Architecture in the year of 2014.

Vector Architects has won awards internationally including Highly Commended of Blueprint Award in Best Best Non-Public Project – Residential Category (2017); Grand Award and Gold Award of DFA Design for Asia Awards (2016); The Overall Winner of Italian Archmarathon Awards (2016); Best of Best Award of Iconic Awards in Public Architecture Category (2016); 1st Prize of Chinese Excellent Exploration & Design Industry Awards (2013); Winner of Golden Pin Design Award in Spatial Design Category (2015); One of ten emerging international architecture firms of Design Vanguard in Architecture Record Category (2014); China Architecture Media Award (2010).

Vector’s projects have been published by “The New York Times”, “Wallpaper”, “A+U”, “Detail”, “The Architectural Review”, “Domus”, “Area”, “Mark”, “C3”, “T+A”, “Architecture Journal”, “World Architecture", and “The Architect”, etc.

Gong Dong has also been invited to various exhibitions including 2018 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Italy); 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (China); 'X-Agenda Micro-Exhibition Series' in STUDIO-X BEIJING of Columbia University GSAP(China); ‘West Bund Biennial’ (China); ‘China Design Exhibition’ (China); ‘Chinese Contemporary Architecture Exhibition’ in New York AIA Center (USA); ‘Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Architecture in China’ in Harvard GSD (USA); 'TUMU - Young Architecture from China' in Aedes Architecture Forum (Germany); 2010 and 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture, etc.

Vector Architects’ featured works are: the Renovation of Captain’s House, Seashore Library, Seashore Chapel, Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center, Alila Yangshuo, Suzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, etc.