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 of HIT was founded in 1920. Its architecture discipline is one of the earliest civil engineering disciplines established in China, and it is one of the top eight key schools of architecture in China. After nearly a century of ups and downs, the School of Architecture of HIT has become one of the institutions of higher education and scientific research with multidisciplinary settings and the highest quality of personnel training among similar institutions in China. The School of Architecture of HIT has strong faculty, excellent teaching conditions, rich scientific research results, and extensive international exchanges. The School of Architecture of HIT has remained its open and international education concept since its foundation, and has consistently explored the teaching model of cultivating outstanding students who can make great achievements and create wonders in China and the world. The graduates of the School of Architecture of HIT have been wildly acclaimed by the employers and the industry.
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.
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.
Shanghai HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant Inc. was founded in 2003. It is accredited with Class A Qualification of architectural design, and the office is located in Kerry Parkside, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. Its office area is about 2800 square meters. Currently, there are as many as 200 professional architectural designers. The company masters a professional and internalization design team with much experience which constantly strives for excellence. They are devoted themselves in the development of the architectural design, urban design as well as many other fields design. Outstanding performances are particularly achieved in the residence and the urban complex design fields. Depending on the solid design strength and the internalization design concept, Hyp has already accomplished abundant excellent design works in domestic fields, which also have been put into practice and that they enjoy higher popularity and reputation compared with others within the industry.
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