As a Chinese architect born in 1983sDayong created penda in 2013. He has been practicing green designs in the past years and won the first place of the excellent graduation design of graduates in Central Academy of Fine Arts with his research on bionic construction.

He was awarded 2015 Jintang Prize for Emerging Chinese Designer of the Year, and was included twice into AD100 list for the Most Influential Chinese Designers in 2015 and 2017 respectively. In 2016, penda won Architizer A+ Awards of Emerging Firm of the Year.