Dr. WANG Shuaizhong (王帅中)

Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

DSc (ETH Zurich)
MSc (Arch) (Dist) (Aalto)
YSEP (Tokyo Tech)
BArch (XJTU)

Shuaizhong Wang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Possessing a dual background in architectural and structural design, he employs an exploratory, multidisciplinary approach in his research. His work and research interest intersects diverse areas such as architectural and structural design theory, pedagogy, computation, tectonic culture and construction history, sustainable structural design and reuse, graphic statics, interdisciplinary collaboration, and neuro-architecture.

Having gained diverse experiences studying and working in Mainland China, Finland, Japan, and Switzerland, Shuaizhong Wang initiated his research in structural design at the Master’s level. He later earned his Ph.D. from the Chair of Structural Design at ETH Zurich. His doctoral thesis, situated at the crossroads of architecture and engineering, delved into the perceptual and artistic aspects of architectural structure. It established a comprehensive theoretical framework and a graphic statics-based operational approach for design-oriented structural thinking.

Throughout recent years, Shuaizhong Wang has been deeply immersed in interdisciplinary teaching and research activities. He has collaborated with numerous universities to organize international workshops and has pioneered an innovative structural teaching methodology grounded in equilibrium and bodily perception. Furthermore, he has curated and hosted the “Strong Structures” international lecture series.

Shuaizhong Wang’s research articles have been published in esteemed international journals and conferences, including the Architectural Research Quarterly (arq), Frontiers of Architectural Research, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering. He is also invited as a guest editor and contributes to prominent Chinese publications such as the Architectural Journal, The Architect, and Time+Architecture.

In practice, Shuaizhong Wang has worked in multiple international offices, persistently seeking to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of his field. He have garnered recognition in several national and international architectural competitions, including the International VELUX Award and the ArkxSite Young Architects Competition.