Architects win national honor in engineering survey and design
January 11,2017 11:07:49 readCount:704
On December 30, 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) announced the eighth batch of the National Engineering Survey and Design Masters. SCUT Professor Fang Xiaodan and Professor Tao Zhi were honored on the list.
In addition to Professor He Jingtang and Professor Ni Yang that were named in previous years, SCUT now has four National Engineering Survey and Design Masters in its faculty.
Started from 1990, selections of the national titles are conducted by MOHURD or former Ministry of Construction every two years to commend China’s most prestigious specialists of engineering survey and design, who show capabilities and encouragements to innovate and explore, as well as to provide benefits to the society and the economy.
Professor Fang Xiaodan
Professor Fang Xiaodan currently serves as Chief Engineer of the SCUT Architectural Design and Research Institute. He has been doing research and teaching for a long time in structural anti-seismic, concrete-filled steel tubular(CFST) structure, and foundation engineering.
Awarded by multiple national awards in engineering survey and design, he used to participate in various architectural projects, including the Chinese Pavillion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010, the expansion project of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, and the West Tower at Zhujiang New Town in Guangzhou.
Professor Tao Zhi
Professor Tao Zhi is Vice Dean and Deputy Chief Architect of the SCUT Architectural Design and Research Institute. Being active in the forefront of architectural design and theoretical research, he has participated in the designs of major projects like the Zhuhai Airport Terminal, the Leshan Giant Buddha Museum, the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center, and the Binjiang Cultural Park in Changsha.
He has gained dozens of honors from the nation, the province, as well as the Architects Regional Council Asia. He is also Vice President of the Guangdong Architectural Association and a senior consultant to the Guangzhou Municipal Government and the Guangdong Provincial Government.

Source from the SCUT Architectural Design and Research Institute
Translated by Xu Peimu and Luo Na
Edited by Xu Peimu