The College of Architecture and Urban Planning has a long history and can be traced back to the former Department of Architecture. During the time of restructuring of the university and college systems in 1952, the Department of Architecture was formed by consolidating the following: Department of Civil Engineering at Tongji University, the Department of Architecture at St. John’s University, Hangzhou Christian College and Hangzhou Fine Arts School. Prof. HUANG Zuoshen (Henry Huang), Prof. WU Jingxiang, Prof. FENG Jizhong, and Prof. LI Dehua were the consecutive Chairs of the former Department of Architecture.
Since being renamed as the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in 1986, this College had Prof. LI Dehua, Prof. DAI Fudong, Prof. TAO Songling, Prof. ZHENG Shiling, Prof. CHEN Bingzhao, Prof. WANG Bowei, and Prof. WU Zhiqiang as its Deans. Prof. WU Changfu has been Dean since July 2009.
CAUP is one of the first colleges in China with programs in urban planning, historic building protection engineering, landscape studies, and industrial design. It has China’s first graduate program in architecture (1954), one of the first doctoral programs (1981), and the first post-doctoral research center (1988). Urban Planning is one of the keydisciplines in China as well as the city of Shanghai. Architecture is one of the key discipline in China. In 2004, the college of Architecture and Urban Planning was accredited for 7 years from the national educational program.
Currently, CAUP has three departments: the Department of Architecture, the Department of Urban Planning, and the Department of Landscape Studies. CAUP also has 4 undergraduate programs, 5 postgraduate programs and 5 doctoral programs. Extensive courses are offered in urban planning design, architecture design, and landscape design, representing a balanced development among disciplines.
Being one of China’s most influential educational institutions, the most extensive programs among its peers, and thelargest body of postgraduate students in the world, CAUP is recognized as an international academic center witha global influence in the academic fields. In addition, CAUP has taken on a large numbers of national and local key researches, and produced generations of talented individuals in the construction field.
Having the responsibility of building harmonious and sustainable environments, we aim to achieve the goal of aworld-class educational institution in planning, architecture and design. We will carry forward our spiritual traditions,foster international and domestic cooperation, and help to create a bright future for our country.