The International Union of Architects was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 28th 1948 to unite the architects of the world without regard to nationality, race, religion, or architectural doctrine, and to federate their national organizations. From the 27 delegations present at the founding assembly, the UIA has grown to encompass the key professional organizations and architects in 130 countries and territories, and now represents, through these organizations, more than 1,300,000 architects worldwide. Over time, UIA has become an accomplished non-governmental organization and an incomparable professional network of architects that reaches all continents. Official Site: http://www.uia-architectes.org/
The School of Architecture, Tianjin University is established in 1895 with the name of “Peiyang University”, is the first educational institution of higher learning in China. Aspired to be a world-class progressive and multidisciplinary research university, School of Architecture constantly focuses on the improvement of education quality. Putting great efforts on education reformation, it established a unique educational system and achieved many fruitful outcomes. It also constantly focuses on keeping the professional education opening and international by establish and maintain regular stable contact with many well-reputational universities and research institutes. The School has trained thousands of bachelors and hundreds of masters and doctors working in different departments in Central government and architecture design institutes, planning bureaus, research Institutes, universities and private developers in local municipalities of other provinces. As the core members of these institutions they are making great contributions to the architecture development in China. Official Site: http://www.tju.edu.cn/english/
Urban Environment Design (UED) magazine was founded in 2004 by the School of Architecture, Tianjin University, and Liaoning Science & Technology Press. As a representative of the fourth generation architectural media, UED aims to report the current development of Chinese urban and rural areas and to introduce international best practices of urban renewal, new city development, and rural construction. In the development of Chinese urban and rural areas, UED presents a holistic outlook by covering a broad range of issues, such as urban operation, community construction, ecology and energy conservation. The Design for City event series, sponsored by UED, has immensely reshaped the development of a number of cities and regions in China with its conferences, exhibitions, competitions, publications, and group designs. UED magazine is now the largest architecture magazine in China, a comprehensive media platform for magazine publication, event management, and new media.
The School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Huazhong University of Science and Technology has four departments: Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape and Design. The college adheres to the concept of "differentiated, innovative, open and internationalized" in talent cultivation, and has a good reputation for talent training. In recent years, the discipline construction of the college has made great progress. Architecture and Urban and Rural Planning have been selected as national first-class undergraduate majors in the “Double Ten Thousand Plan”, while Landscape and Environmental Design have been selected as provincial first-class undergraduate majors in the “Double Ten Thousand Plan”. The college has achieved fruitful teaching and scientific research results, showing a trend of healthy and rapid development. The college actively exerts its disciplinary expertise, serves the country's major strategic needs, and has gained a good social reputation and extensive influence.
Chinese National Evaluation Committee of Higher Architecture Education
Chinese National Evaluation Committee of Higher Architecture Education is an authoritative organization that serves to evaluate national higher architectural education, so as to strengthen national and professional supervision and governance of architectural education and ensure its quality. It is authorized by State Council Academic Degree Committee, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development (MoHURD), to organize and implement evaluation of national higher architectural education.
Architecture Art Committee of China Artists Association
The Architectural Art Committee of China Artists Association, an academic institution of architectural art within the China Artists Association, serves for the China Artists Association to unite the artist community and that of the architects and exert its academic advantages. It is dedicated to gathering the most committed architectural professionals to jointly promote the architecture and art in China, enhance the architectural and artistic education and establish mechanism to cultivate best architect-artists, create a forum for the exchange of ideas between architecture and art, as well as between China and abroad, and ultimately contribute to the development of artistic creativity in China.
HYP-ARCH DESIGN was established in 2008.It is a Shanghai-based architectural design firm with a Grade A design qualification certificate and has been recognized as a high-tech enterprise by Shanghai Municipal Committee of Science and Technology, a research and development institution in Pudong New Area, and a member of Shanghai BIM Technological Innovation Alliance.
With more than 600 professional architects, HYP-ARCH provides integrated services of planning, architecture, landscape and interior design for residential communities, commercial offices, cultural and tourism towns, urban renewal and other fields.
Since its inception, HYP-ARCH has offered architectural design and consulting services to first-tier property developers, including Poly, Vanke, Greenland, China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd., Sunac, Shui On Land Limited (Hong Kong), SHIMAO, CIFI Group, China Merchants Property Development, Yango, Wanda and R&F. With a solid technical strength and a wealth of experience in the industry, HYP-ARCH keeps pursuing the latest international design philosophies, focusing on human-oriented design details and providing clients with multi-dimensional services. Many of its design works have received domestic or international awards, thus making the company gain wide popularity and good reputation.
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
School of Architecture, Southeast University
School of Architecture, South China University of Technology
School of Architecture, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University
School of Architecture,Harbin Institute of Technology