HE, Jingtang
time: 2018-06-14


Date of birth: April, 1938

Place of birth: Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China


1965, Graduated from South China University of Technology (SCUT), M.E.

1961, Graduated from SCUT, B.E.

Working Experiences:

1983-present, School of Architecture, SCUT

1973-1983, the Design Institute of Beijing Light Industry Ministry

1967-1973, Hubei Provincial Institute of Architectural Design

1965-1967, SCUT

Present Positions:

Member of China Academy of Engineering

Honorary Dean of School of Architecture, SCUT

Director of Architectural Design and Research Institute, SCUT

Member of the expert panel of the Academic Degree Committee under the State Council

Member of the National Higher Education Institution Appraisal Committee of Architecture

Vice-president of Guangdong Provincial Association of Science and Technology

Vice-chairman of China Architecture Society

Vice-chairman of Guangdong Provincial Civil Architecture Society

Member of the expert panel of National Grand Theater

Research Interests:

Architecture and Urban Planning


Prof. HE has put forward the “2 Views” (the whole view and the sustainable development view) and “3 characters” (local character, cultural character and epochal character) on architecture philosophy and innovative thought, which are represented in many architectural works. He has been in charge of more than 100 important projects of architecture engineering design which earned him more than 40 excellent design awards from the state, department and province, including 1 golden medal, 2 silver medals, 2 copper medals, 13 first prizes, and 14 second prizes. His masterpieces include Mausoleum of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Dynasty, Metropolitan Square, China Mayors Plaza, SCUT Shaw Building of Humanities, the Sea Battle Museum of the Opium War Museum, Shenzhen Building of Science, Foshan Electric Power Mansion, the main building of the new campus of Zhejiang University, Nanhai College of South China Normal University, Chongqing University, Jiangnan University, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Beijing Olympic Badminton and Wrestling Gymnasium, 9.18 Memorial, and so on. His main papers are “Extension and Re-creation of Cultural Environment”, “On the Sustainable Design of Super-high Office Buildings”, “The Concept of the Naval Battle Museum of the Opium War” and so on. Besides “Contemporary Chinese Architect—HE Jingtang”, Prof. HE has published 4 monographs.

Currently Prof. HE is a supervisor of doctorate and master-degree candidates as well. He has enjoyed special government allowances since January of 1993. He was granted as Guangdong Provincial Model Worker in 2000 and received the first “National Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize” in 2001. In 2004 and 2005, he was awarded respectively the title of National Model Teacher and National Model Worker.