The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co., Ltd, a national architectural design institute, was founded in 1958. In November 2010, our Institute was subject to the restructuring upon the approval by the Ministry of Education and in May 2011, it was restructured as Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co., Ltd with registered capital of RMB 50 million. In November 2011, it was approved as a “High-Tech Enterprise” in Beijing.
Relying on the profound academic, scientific research and teaching resources of Tsinghua University and as the base for teaching, scientific research and practice of School of Architecture and School of Civil Engineering, we have been attaching great importance to academic research and the commercialization of technological achievements with our planning and design level coming out top in China. In 2011, our Institute was accredited by China Exploration & Design Association as a “National Good Faith Unit in Architectural Design Institute”. In 2012, it was appraised by Architectural Society of China as one of “Top 100 Famous Architectural Design Institutes in Contemporary China”.
Currently, our Institute has more than 800 engineering design persons including 3 academicians, 3 National Design Master, 117 national Grade-A registered architects;69 Grade-A registered structural engineers. With senior professional technicians accounting for over 40% of the total staff, our Institute features dense talents, complete specialties, high qualities of personnel and strong technical force. We have four professional Institutes, seven architectural engineering design institutions; four studios headed by the academicians of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering and the national design masters; as well as several single professional design institutes. As one of the comprehensive architectural design institutes enjoying a long reputation in China, we have mainly undertaken various kinds of public and civil architectural engineering designs, urban designs, the planning of residential areas and dwelling designs, preparation of overall and special urban plans, preparation of detailed plans, protection and restoration of ancient buildings, landscape gardens, indoor designs, inspection and reinforcement, early-stage feasibility study and architectural programming study, and engineering consulting.
In recent years, our Institute has won over 300 national, provincial and ministerial excellent design awards for the projects we have designed and completed, ranking in the front among nationwide Class A institutes. In scientific research, we have completed the design of the buildings for China’s Zhongshan Station, Great Wall Station and Kunlun Station at the South Pole; taken charge of and participated in the preparation of many national, local and industrial standards; and obtained the invention patent for the research subject of light steel framework shear wall structure system. The TUS engineering design software independently developed by our Institute has passed national accreditation. Academically, we have edited Volume 2 of Architectural Design Data Collection and participated in the compilation of the Terminology of Architecture. As the platform for production, learning and research, we have set up the base for joint cultivation of professional degree postgraduates with the Ministry of Education since 2011. In management, we have obtained the QMS certificates of CNAS and UKAS.
Our Institute actively develops international exchanges and cooperation. We have established good cooperative relationships with colleges and universities, research institutes, design units and owners in more than ten countries and regions including France, the United States, Japan, Germany, Australia, ROK and Chinese Hong Kong.
Since its establishment, our Institute has always been laying emphasis on quality, following the struggle goal of “designing elaborately, creating fine works, transcending ourselves and striving to be first-rate”, and cordially providing high-grade designs and services for all walks of life at home and abroad. Our team is young and full of energy. If architecture could be said as the cultural label of a city, our architects would outline them with smooth lines, describe them with soul thought and practice them with gusty enthusiasm, and the only aim is to make the world better.