The Department of Architecture/THU aims at achieving these educational goals

1. to cultivate the architectural capability in response to global and contemporary issues
2. to inspire humanist and innovation design thinking in  the practice of architecture
3. to sustain a socially and culturally engaging enthusiasm in architectural professions

We expect core competences for our students

1. environment-sensitive attitude and ability to spatially respond to local contexts
2. capability of applying new media and technology
3. relevant communicative skills
4. social and cultural insights for designing better environments
5. personas for self-learning
6. cross-disciplinary know-how and know-why

Studio Culture and Strategies

1. small-class teaching
2. open-discussion milieu
3. learning by making
4. interactive learning facilities