Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape
Peking University was born with Chinese people’s expectation to revitalize China.Great sense of challenges and social responsibility constantly fuels the university’s development. Contemporary China is confronted with a set of challenges such as unprecedented urbanization rates, tension between man and land, globalization and national identity, re-evaluating traditional value and new ethics, aesthetics and life style. In response to the responsibility of historical significance, Peking University, on 25th, May, 2010, promulgated to establish the college of architecture and landscape architecture. Dr Yu Kongjian was nominated as Dean. It is an integration of former landscape planning and design research center in 1997, graduate center of architecture in 2000, and the graduate school of landscape architecture in 2003. The college now has 15 faculty and staff, including one affiliated academician, one “Thousand Talent” foreign expert, one “Thousand Talent” national expert and Ministry of education Changjiang Scholar Professor. The college has cultivated more than 400 master and 20 PhD graduates. There are 277 masters studying in the college, with 29 full-time and 182 part-time Professional masters of landscape architecture (MLA, Master of Landscape architecture) and 66 Master of Science of geography (landscape architecture).
In pursuit of ecological civilization, the college applies an interdisciplinary and cross-scale strategy to the teaching and research on planning and design of our living environment and inspire a new generation of leading designers. Over the years, the college has featured in (1) innovate teaching, research and practices in urban and rural planning, especially the construction of urban and rural ecological infrastructure (EI) and EI-based planning and design across national, regional and site scales; (2) the exploration of new aesthetics and design based on the concept of ecological civilization, including new urbanization, aesthetic architecture and landscape.
The development of the college has been continuously fostered for the past 20 years under the leadership CPC Secretary Ren Yansheng, Min Weifang and Zhu Shanlu, and President Chen Jiaer, Xu Zhihong, Zhou Qifeng, Wang Enge and Lin Jianhua, as well as the great support received from various university departments. It is now polished as an ever-brighter pearl by the side of Weiming Lake.