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Ang Hu

MA (Sichuan; Tokyo), PhD (Tokyo)

Professor Ang Hu was educated at Southwest university and Sichuan University, where he read Design and Architecture. In 2005 he won a Japanese Government Scholarship to Japan, where he studied Culture Resource and Architecture. He received a PhD in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, where he was a foreigner research fellow in the Urban Morphology Laboratory of Institute of Industrial Science for two years.

He has been teaching Urban Design Theory and Architectural Design at Sichuan University since 1997. In 2011, he became a full professor at the College of Architecture and Environment, and established the Hu & Fujii Lab with Prof. Fujii of the University of Tokyo, supervising master and doctoral students together.

Currently he is the director of the International Institute of Asian Infrastructure, Construction, and Development (AICD) and President of the Institute of Urban & Architectural Design (UAD), Sichuan University; he also serves as evaluation expert for urban construction projects of the World Bank and Sichuan Provincial Government, as well as an expert committee member of Chengdu Urban and Rural Planning Specialized Committee. Other honours include a Visiting Fellowship of St Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford, Visiting Scholar of the University of Tennessee, and Overseas Research Fellow of the University of Tokyo.  

His main research interests include Settlement and residential culture of the world based on settlement geography, urban planning and design based on urban geography, architectural planning and design based on architectural morphology.

His publications include The Construction of Hub Stations and Development of Surrounding Regions in Japan (2016); Phenomenological Study on Ancient Towns in Sichuan (2016) and A Study on Composition of Space in Tibetan Vernacular Dwellings (2013).

For more details, please visit his lab website at www.hf-lab.cn.