The School of Architecture evolved out of the Department of Architecture founded in 1946 by Chinese architect and educator Liang Sicheng. The school is headed by dean prof. Zhuang Weimin, and is academically routed in prof. Wu Liangyong’s theory of the Human Settlements.
Well established architects such as Thomas Herzog, Li Xiaodong, Zhang Li, Wang Hui and George Kunihoro are part of the solid faculty to develop a high level of education in the English Program Master of Architecture (EPMA).
“Participating at the EPMA has provided me with an inside view of the state of architecture in China. It has been a privilege for me to get critiques from such experienced faculty. In addition, I believe that among the students, with their implication and contribution, a vibrant interchange of knowledge happens. Therefore, I encourage committed international students to enroll in the EPMA and share their vision for a future architecture.”
Ignacio Choza. EPMA 2012. Spain.
The school has also invited scholars such as Alexander Tzonis, Thomas Herzog, Joan Busquets, Gary Hack and Jan Sundell as distinguished professors through a special program for attracting top scholars and practicing professionals of international renown. Other distinguished members of the faculty come from various academies and national institutions and professional practice. The various design studios are headed by a Chinese professor, in conjunction with one or two established international faculty members or visiting professors. For presentations and reviews we invite well recognized practitioners as visiting critics. These crits aren’t always just architects but are also also people from other disciplines like city planners, government officials, building technology experts, etc.
We are proud to have an engaged faculty with competence, knowledge, expertise and exceptional commitment to teaching; the professors are with you in the studio two times a week. With its creative energy and teamwork approach, the faculty has established a remarkable, critical, problem-solving oriented academic style for the school.
“One of the program’s most valuable features is the chance to meet experts of the field not only from China, but from other countries all over the world. By working with them, sharing opinions and thoughts, we learn about various cultures and theories from different parts of the world.”
Vivien Andryani Halim - EPMA 2014 Indonesia