Faculty Recruitment

Call for Tenure-Track Position Application

The Graduate Institute of Architecture of the National Chiao Tung University is calling for applications for the position of a tenure-track faculty (Assistant Professor or above) in architectural practices and cross-disciplinary design researches. The position holds the duties of teaching and conducting advanced researches in architecture design, design methodology & practices, and cross-disciplinary design, as well as working with various units of the university. The goal is to pursue innovative education, advanced projects, and international collaborations.

  1. No. of Position: One.
  2. Requirements:
    1. The candidate must hold a PhD degree or a Master degree with a working experience of more than 4 years.
    2. Professional areas in architecture design, architecture practice, cross-disciplinary design collaboration, and design research.
    3. Experiences in teaching design and professional practices.
    4. Capable of teaching in Mandarin and English, as well as instructing workshops, international exchange, or projects.
  3. Employment starts on August 1st, 2020.
  4. Application requirements:
    1. a letter of application, including a vision statement.
    2. a detailed and current curriculum vitae.
    3. degree certificates (copy of).
    4. representative publication and portfolio.
    5. awards, exhibitions, letters of recommendation, and documents of professional works.

Submit all application documents no later than April 27th, 2020 to:

Miss Ya-Mi Tsai
Graduate Institute of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University
1001 Ta-Hsueh Rd.
Hsinchu City, 30010
Phone: +886-3-5731977
Email: iar@arch.nctu.edu.tw


If sending through postal mail, please contact Ms. Tsai via phone or email and get her confirmation to prevent lost mail.

Poster of Current Topics in Architecture

Current Topics in Architecture 2020

It is a lecture series in Spring 2020 offered by all GIA faculty members to portray the landscape of critical and emerging topics in contemporary Architecture—i.e. Current Topics in Architecture. It is a required course for first-year master students so as to build up and expand their vision in this rapid-changing era.

Lecture 1: C. David Tseng.
(No recording for this lecture, please refer to Prof. Tseng’s talk in GSD of a related topic.)
Lecture 2: Jen-Hwang Ho
(Skipping video, but the sound is OK.)
Lecture 3: Shu-Chang Kung
Poster for PhD Admissions 2020

PhD Admissions 2020

Admission Process for 2020

Poster for PhD Admissions

Poster for PhD Admissions 2020

Curriculum Map

Final Review week & Open Studio Fall 2019

Here is the schedule of the Final Review Week Fall 2019. And all the studio works will be presented to the public on Open Studio Day on the following Saturday.

  • 1/2 (Thu.)
    • 09:30 HA109
      Core Studio I (MArch I 1st-yr)
      Space of Automatum — Tien-Ling / Hsin-Yi Ho
  • 1/6 (Mon.)
    • 10:00 HA109
      Core Studio III (MArch 2nd Year)
      Green Boulevard Community Building Project — Chi-Yi Chang / Ling-Li Tseng / Juo-Hao Wu
    • 14:30 人社一館HA105
      Option Studio B
      Future Housing — June-Hao Hou / Nai-Chun Chen / Sheng-Kai Tseng
  • 1/7 (Tue.)
    • 10:00 HA105
      Option Studio A
      Redefining the Role of Architects After the 3rd Industrial Revolution — Jessica Lee
    • 10:00 HA109
      Option Studio D
      Untitled — Wei Tseng / Thomas Tsang
    • 18:00 HA101
      Option Studio C
      Robotic Glass Fabrication — Shih-Yuan Wang

Graduate Admissions 2020 Exam


  • Registration: 2019.12.10~12.18
  • Document Review: 2020.02.05
  • Interview: 2020.03.21
  • Announcement: 2020.03.31

All other information are in Mandarin. For international admissions, please consult the Office of International Affairs, NCTU.

12/16 Peter Russell Lecture

Peter Russell (TU Delft) Lecture

The Big BIM Theory – Why digitization will save architecture and the planet

Time|2019.12.16 (Mon.) 19:00-21:00 (Check-in starting at 18:30)
Venue|JUT Lecture Hall


18:30-19:00 Entry (Waiting entry at 18:50)
19:00-19:05 Opening Remark by Prof. David Tseng
19:05-19:15 Introduction by Prof. June-Hao Hou
19:15-20:15 Peter Russell Lecture
20:15-21:00 Dialog and Q&A

Shape Computation and Shape Machine Symposium

Shape Computation and Shape Machine Symposium @ NCTU

Time: 2019.12.14 (六) 09:00-17:00
Venue: HA105, Grad. Inst. of Architecture, NCTU


  • Athanassios Economou, Prof.
  • Heather Ligler, PhD candidate
  • Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong, PhD student
  • James Park, PhD student


The symposium presents the current state-of-the-art of the Shape Machine, a new computational, visual and disruptive technology, to leading experts in various fields including AI, engineering, computer science, mathematics and design to review, discuss, and envision the field of shape cognition and computing at National Chiao Tung University. The Shape Machine is currently developed at the Shape Computation Lab at the School of Architecture, College of Design, in collaboration with the Schools of Mathematics and Interactive Computing at the Colleges of Science and Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology.


09:00 – 09:10 Opening | Director June-Hao Hou
09:10 – 10:00 Introduction to Shape Computation and Shape Machine with demonstrations. | Dr. Athanassios Economou & Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong
10:00 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 12:00 Shape Machine Workshops

  • Group 1: Shape Machine & Architecture
  • Group 2: Shape Machine & BIM
  • Group 3: Shape Machine & Computer Vision
  • Group 4: Shape Machine & Programming Language
  • Group 5: Shape Machine & AI

12:00 – 02:00 Lunch
02:00 – 02:30 Lecture: Shape Computation | Dr. Athanassios Economou
02:30 – 03:00 Lecture: Shape Signature | James Park
03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 – 03:45 Lecture: Shape Machine and Interpreters | Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong
03:45 – 04:15 Lecture: Shape Machine and Architecture Research | Heather Ligler
04:15 – 04:30 Break
04:30 – 05:00 Discussions


Limited seats, up to 30. Members from architecture, applied arts, and computer science are most welcomed. Sign up by 22:00, Thursday, 2019.12.12.

Sign-up Form: https://forms.gle/aJPLkxjGPLmBZ3Qz7

Bring your own laptop, with Rhino v5 or v6 installed.


12/9 Hwa-San Kwan Lecture

[GIA Talk]

What is Architecture? How to conduct researches?

Speaker: Hwa-San Kwan
Ph.D. in Architecture, Michigan University
Former Director of Dept. of Architecture, Tunghai University

Time: Monday, December 9, 2019. 19:00~21:00

10/31 Thomas Daniell Lecture

[GIA Talk Lecture Series]

An Anatomy of Influence: New Directions in Japanese Architecture

Time: 2019.10.31 (四) 7-8:30pm
Venue: HA105
Speaker: Thomas Daniell, Professor in Architecture Theory and Criticism

About “Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism” in Kyoto University:

As the increasing sophistication of design and construction technologies removes almost every limitation on what we build, there is a corresponding need to develop an intellectual and conceptual basis for why we build. Based on close readings of texts, images, and buildings, our research is intended to produce a theoretical understanding and critical positioning with regard to developments in contemporary Japanese architecture, placing it within a wider context of art, culture, politics, and economics. Student output comprises both critical writing and experimental design.

About the Speaker:

Current positions

  • Professor, Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto Seika University (Japan)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Saint Joseph (Macau SAR, China)