Event Feb/21
Yubo Liu: Rethinking the Evolution of China's University Campus Morphology

A Century of Campus Development with Urban Growing and Challenges for the Future


2/21/2017, Tuesday, 12:30-14:00

During the past 100 years, China's university campuses experienced a special way of evolving together with urban growth. They were deeply influenced by both American and Soviet universities, but due to China's special system of higher education, they developed a variety of morphologies during the so-called leapfrog development period. Now, they begin to face some challenges from city needs, such as tearing down campus walls. Dr. Liu will discuss the phases of morphological evolution and forces behind.

Dr. Yubo Liu is professor and head of the Department of Architecture at South China University of Technology and visiting scholar at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. He also served as executive president of the Subcommittee of Campus Planning and Educational Architecture Design, Architectural Society of China, and member of the China National Expert Committee of Educational Architecture. 

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 Planing. He served as president of the society and was awarded SCUP’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000.