Academics & Research
DAI Fudong was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in April, 1928. He was elected Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1999. He is the honorary president and a professor of School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University and a senior chief architect in the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University. He graduated from the Architecture Department, Nanjing University in 1952. Since then he has been teaching in Architecture Department of Tongji University. He acted as Head of Architecture Department, vice president and president of School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Consultant of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University. He is also a standing member of East Regional Organisation of Planning and Housing. His design projects won five prizes in design competitions including four first prizes of provincial or ministerial awards. He has designed fifty six projects, two of which won prizes. He made two large-scale planning projects. Professor Dai has published seven books, three textbooks, eighty five papers and has translated 1 book. He has supervised sixteen doctoral students and thirty five Masters students. He has been invited abroad to give lectures eight times. He developed housing of light steel concrete of light panel system and did research on the process of production, assembly and marketing of houses and designed the self-closed system of inner and outer walls, which enable the housing construction to move forward in the direction of durability and high technology. He has made remarkable achievements in research on hospitals, airport buildings, high-rises and super high-rise buildings. He has laid the focus of his research on the design of rural buildings such as Buyi minority buildings, seaweed and stone houses in Jiaodong, waterside buildings along the south ranges of Changjiang River and Tibetan buildings. His design of the Seaweed and Stone Houses won high reputation internationally and has been hailed as works that turns decay into wonder.