About SA

The Department of Architecture was founded in 1920, of which the discipline of architecture is one of the earliest civil engineering and architecture subjects in China; meanwhile, it belongs to one of the eight oldest architectural universities. The department of architecture started recruiting postgraduates from 1959. The first national doctoral program was approved in 1985, and the post-doctoral program was established in 1988.The graduate degree conferral right for the first level discipline was obtained in 2005. The Department of Architecture passed the first national architecture education valuation with an A and its architecture education program was rated as one of first few excellent programs. The program is also the key discipline and major in the provincial and ministerial level and the firstly ratified major for Excellent Engineer Education Training Plan. Its research orientation architecture science in cold areasis based on the regional characteristics. Taking this as the core of research, it formed five study directions with distinctive characteristics, including regional architecture and urban design, public architectural design and theory, green building and energy conservation technology, physical environment of cities and architecture, Chinese and foreign architectural history theory and heritage protection.


In the past six years, we have presided over 30 programs in the Department of Architecture, including the National 12th Five-Year Plan for the National Science and Technology Support Program, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, the Doctoral Fund, etc, which all belong to the national and provincial-ministerial-level in longitudinal research programs; completed 65 major research-lateral projects; presided over 100 major engineering design projects; wrote more than 1000 papers; published monographs, translations, textbooks and symposium of 60 items; won 400 items of Honorable Mentions in teaching and research, 40 items of Engineering Design Awards. The students have won prizes of more than a hundred items in high level international and domestic architectural design competitions.