Introduction of Department of Architecture, Ming Chuan University
Founded in August 1994, this department originated as the Space Group in the Department of Commercial Design at Ming Chuan University. For the first year, it was named the Department of Interior Design, targeted to develop interior design professionals. From 1995-1998, it was the Department of Space Design in order to expand learning vision and future career options. In 1999, it was renamed as the Department of Architecture to focus students’ career choices, fitting the international English terminology of the field and retaining the original teaching characteristics of Space Design.
In 2004, a graduate program in Media Space Design was established as a digital media platform connecting architecture design and urban planning through technology. In 2007, this program was revised to a master’s program in Architecture and Urban Disaster Management, which integrated resources with the Department of Urban Planning and Disaster Management and increased dialogue between the two departments. In 2009, the graduate program was simplified to a Master’s Program in Architecture.
The chairs of the department are listed as follows:
- 1994-1996 Mr. Lu, Li-Huang
- 1996-2001 Mr. Liang, Ming-Kang
- 2001-2003 Mr. Andrew T. Wen
- 2003-2007 Dr. Hsu, Jer-Wen
- 2007-2009 Dr. Liang, Ming-Kang
- 2009-2010 Dr. Shih, Hong-Ching
- 2010-2013 Dr. Liang, Ming-Kang
- 2013--present Dr. Jeanne Lee
There are currently approximately 230 undergraduate students and 24 graduate students studying in the Department of Architecture.