Institutions and Design Projects
According to the requirements of highlighting disciplinary orientations, building a united faculty team, and laying a solid foundation for disciplinary bases, SAUP has pushed forward disciplinary development to strengthen its disciplinary advantages and characteristics in a phased and planned way. This serves to build the hallmark of its disciplines to accelerate the development of application-based disciplines.
SAUP has established the Institute for Minority Architecture Planning, the Institute for the Protection and Development of Characterized Villages in the Minority Areas of Southwest China, and SWUN branch of Design and Research Institute of Hunan University. In recent years, the faculty members have undertaken 56 scientific research projects, including six projects at the national level, 16 projects at the provincial and ministerial levels, 16 projects at the university level, and 21 commercial projects commissioned by other organizations. In addition, the faculty members have published more than 60 papers in key journals as well as six monographs or textbooks.
SAUP has signed strategic cooperation framework agreements with Guangxi Hualan Design & Consulting Group, Beijing Cking Home-Key Group, Sichuan Urban and Rural Planning & Design Institute, Sichuan Urban and Rural Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd., Country Garden Chengdu Branch, Huaze Architectural Design Co., Ltd., and New Space Decoration Co., Ltd.
The faculty members of SAUP have made great efforts to push forward the social and economic development of minority areas, as evidenced in the fact that they have undertaken a lot of projects in the fields of minority architecture, urban and rural planning, ethnic culture and artistic design. This has earned high praises from the governments of Panzhihua, Mianyang, Ya’an, and Aba.