During the past hundred years, China’s university campuses had experienced a special way of evolution together with urban growing. They were deeply influenced by both American universities and Soviet Union universities, but due to China’s special system of higher education, they finally developed a variety of morphology during the so called leapfrog development period. Nowadays they become to face some upcoming challenges from the need of the city such as “tearing down the wall”. This lecture will discuss the different phase of the morphology evolution and the force behind.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Liu yubo is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at South China University of Technology and recently visiting scholar at Graduate School of Design Harvard University. He also served as Executive President of the Subcommittee of campus planning and educational architecture design, Architect Society of China and Member of the China National Expert Committee of Educational Architecture.
About the Discussant:
O. Robert Simha served as the Director of Planning for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1960 to 2000. He is a founding member of the society for College and University Planning. He served as president of the society and was awarded SCUP's Distinguished Service Award in 2000. He lectures, conducts workshops and teaches on subjects that relate to campus planning and educational facilities management at MIT.