ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY OF CHINA
Architectural Society of China is a national academic institute constituted by the professionals of architectural science and technology in China. It is the member institute of China Association of Science and Technology and closely related by profession to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
ASC was founded in October 1953. Mr. Liang Sicheng, Mr. Yang Tingbao and other famous Chinese architects assumed the leadership in the following years. ASC convenes the most outstanding experts, scholars and engineering technicians of the architectural field in China, and becomes the reliable think-tank and assistant of the government in promoting the urban and rural development. The current ASC President is Mr. Xiu Long and the Secretary General is Mr. Zhong Jishoui.
The objective of ASC is to promote the development and prosperity of the Chinese architectural culture, implement the state strategy of invigorating the country through science, technology and education as well as the strategy of sustainable development, unite and organize all professionals of architectural field in China, insists on the policy of “letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend”, encourage the academic attitude of seriousness and matter-of -fact, promote the blossom and development of the architectural science and technology as well as its popularization and generalization, promote the growth and progress of the professional talents, serve the national urban and rural construction development.
The main task of ASC is to develop the architectural theoretical research and the practice experience exchange, edit and publish scientific and technical magazines and books, promote international cooperation and exchange, popularize the scientific knowledge and promote the advanced technology, provide the continued professional development and training service, recommend and honor the outstanding achievements and talents, provide policy and technical consultancy for the industry development, reflect the member’s opinions and requirements, serve the members and all engineering technicians as a home of all members.
There are 23 professional institutes under the umbrella of ASC: Institute of Architects , Institute of Architectural History, Institute of Building Physics, Institute of Interior Design, Institute of Engineering Survey, Institute of Building Structure, Institute of Groundwork and Foundation, Institute of Aseismatic and Accident Prevention, Institute of Construction Engineering, Institute of Building Materials, Institute of HVAC, Institute of Building Heating Energy and Power, Institute of Building Electrics, Institute of Fire-proof and Comprehensive Technique, Institute of Sports Facility, Institute of Earth Construction, Institute of Small Township Architecture, Institute of Building Economy, Institute of Engineering Management, Institute of Architectural Water Supply and Drainage, Institute of Industrial Buildings, Institute of Architectural Education Accreditation, Institute of Urban Design.
The membership of the ASC consists of individual members(honorary members, fellows, members, student members and correspondence members) as well as corporation (units) members. ASC has over 10,000 individual members and over 300 corporation members. ASC entrusts its sub-institutes and local chapters to assist for admitting members and practises dependency administration.
Except Taiwan Province, 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions have set up the local architectural societies. The ASC Headquarter maintains an operational directing relationship with all its local chapters.
The periodicals published by ASC and its sub-institutes are: Architectural Journal, Journal of Building Structures, Architectural Knowledge (a+a), Building Economy, Heating Ventilation and Air–conditioning, Building Heating and VA, Engineering Surveying, Aseismatic Engineering, Asian Architectural Water Supply and Drainage Institute etc. The official ASC website is www.chinaasc.org.
ASC joined in the International Union of Architects as a national section in 1955 and joined in the Architects Regional Council of Asia as a national member in 1989. ASC also established and maintained academic exchange and friendly cooperative relationship with Royal Institute of British Architects, American Institute of Architects, Architectural Institute of Japan, Union of Architects of Russia, Architectural Institute of Korea, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Union of Architects of Mongolia, Hungarian Institute of Architects, Polish Institute of Architects, etc.
In order to support and encourage the work and contribution of the architectural engineering professionals, ASC awards over dozen prizes including China Architectural Design Award and Liang Sicheng Architecture Medal which is the supreme honor in the Chinese architectural field.
The ASC Secretariat is located in Beijing, China.
Address: No. 9, Sanlihe Road, Beijing, China 100835
Telephone: + 86-10- 88082239, 88082224
Fax: + 86-10-88082222, 88082223
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