Associate Professor

C712, CAUP, Tongji University (1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, China)

Research Fields

  • Architecture Design for the Elderly

Research Profile

  • Research field focused on:

  • Design of residential buildings for the elderly

  • Design of facilities for the elderly


  1. Lei Sima, Are Private Bedrooms Necessary for Residential Facilities for the Elderly in China? A Study on Residents’ Preferences in Shanghai, AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, 2017, 23(53), 219-222 [EI]

  2. Lei Sima, The Existing Differences between Public and Private Pension Institutions and Their Development Prospects,Housing Science,2016(7),31-36

  3. Lei Sima, “Variants” under the Same Roof: Possibilities and Practices of Home Sharing between the Old and the Young, Urbanism and Architecture, 2016(2), 28-31

  4. Lei Sima, A Study on Small Apartment Design in China: Evaluation on the Impressions of and Preferences for the Floor Plans, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2015, 14(2), 307-314 [SCI]

  5. Lei Sima, Community-based Integrated Elderly Care Facilities: Development, Advantages and Challenges, World Architecture, 2015(11), 100-102

  6. Lei Sima, The Conception and Practice of Integrated Care Center for Elderly and Children: the Experience of Japan, Urbanism and Architecture, 2015(01), 18-20

  7. Lei Sima, Policies and Experience of Residential Reform for the Aged in Developed Countries, Urbanism and Architecture, 2014(05), 41-43

  8. Lei Sima, Kazuhiko Nishide, A classification study of China's home for the aged: The case of Shanghai, AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, 2012, 18(40), 1029-1032