WANG Zhendong

Professor, Vice Chairman of College Council

Research Fields

  • Urban Building Complex, Mixed-use Projects

Research Profile

  • Dr. WANG was enrolled by the Architecture Department, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University in 1997. As an exchange student, he studied at the Department of Architecture, Hong Kong University and finished his Undergraduate Diploma Design in 2002. During his Graduate and Post Graduate periods, Prof. DAI Fudong (Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering) and Prof. WU Lusheng (Chinese Architectural Master) were his supervisors. He got his Ph.D. degree in 2008 and started teaching in his alma mater. Now, he is an Associate Professor of Architectural Design and Theory, Master Tutor, China National First Grade Registered Architect. During 2011-2012, he was a Visiting Scholar at Architecture Department, MIT.

  • Dr. WANG focuses on the research of Urban Building Complex (also known as Mixed-use Project) for more than ten years. Now he takes charge of one Project supported by Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and one Provincial Research Project. He also takes part in two projects of NSFC and finishes 3 projects. He authored “Research on Contemporary Urban Building Complex” which has already become an important academic monograph in China, and published more than 20 journal papers in either Chinese or English. Meanwhile, he integrates his research with teaching, and also guides many graduate students to attend his research.

Grants and Awards

  • Outstanding Young Teacher Project, Tongji University

  • Winning Prize, Teaching Contest of Young Teacher, Tongji University

  • Young Station Expert, Tongji University

  • National Outstanding Young Architectural Teacher

Current Courses

Undergraduate courses:

  • Public Building Design (Folk Museum, Mountain Sports Club, Urban Complex, Tall Building)

  • Undergraduate Diploma Design (Vertical Cities Urban Design)

postgraduate courses:

  • Architecture Design Core Studio (II) (Super Tall Building Design)


  1. Research on Contemporary Urban Building Complex (2010, China Building Industry Press)

  2. Z.D. Wang, J.D. Cheng (2011), Comparative Study on International Financial Center (IFC) in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Architectural Journal

  3. Z.D. Wang, Y. Zhang (2013), Research on the Urban Combination Space of Urban Building Complex, New Architecture

  4. Z.D. Wang, Y. She (2013), Research on value of synergy in Urban Building Complex under dense habitat, Urbanism and Architecture

  5. Z.D. Wang (2013), Thermodynamic Beauty as the Clue of Sustainable Architectural Design: Review of Recent Mixed-use Works of Abalos+Sentkiewicz Architects, Architectural Journal

  6. Z.D. Wang (2012), From 1K House to 10K House: Review of Option Studio, School of Architecture, MIT, Architectural Journal

  7. Z.D. Wang (2012), The Harmony of Diversity and Specialization: An Introduction to the Architectural Education Characteristics of MIT and Harvard GSD, Time+Architecture

  8. Z.D. Wang, Z.Y. Xie (2013), The Mountainous Region Architecture Design Course Focus on Sports Activities: A Case Study of the Rookies’ Award for Architectural Students, China Architectural Education

  9. Z.D. Wang, J.D. Cheng (2012), Comparative Study of the Urban Complex in Shanghai and Hong Kong, CTBUH2012 9th world congress

  10. Z.D. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y.R. Liu (2013), Overview of Space Synergy of Urban Building Complex, EMASCE 2013

  11. Z.D. Wang, Y.P. Wang, Q. Hu (2014), Research on Vertical Space System of Urban Building Complex, CTBUH 2014 International Conference