The architectural design covers residential, educational, scientific research, cultural, sports, commercial, office, hotel, urban complex, leisure tourism, theme park and industrial projects, as well as specialized design for civil air defense, architectural decoration, curtain wall and steel structure works, prefabricated buildings, building intelligent system, BIM, energy conservation of green buildings, life-support system and water treatment system.
As the largest division of the Institute, the Architecture Division provides design services that involve preliminary planning, feasibility study, scheme preparation, preliminary design and construction drawings at all stages of the project. The Branch has competitive design strengths and performance concerning the construction of cultural tourism parks, aquariums and buildings for education & scientific research, with the undertaken project of Bochuan Library of Dalian University of Technology awarded the Second Prize of National Excellent Engineering Survey and Design by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development; and other projects (e.g. Chaoyang Gymnasium, Dalian Mingshi Fortune Center, Fuxin Gymnasium, Library Archives of Ganjing District of Dalian, Energy Engineering Laboratory Building of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics) awarded more than 60 prizes of excellent engineering survey and design by the Ministry of Education and Liaoning Provincial Government.
Relying on the design of life support system for animals with unique technical content, the Architecture Division has exerted the influence of a wide range concerning the aquarium design based on market demands in recent years. It has achieved the basically overall coverage of domestic aquarium buildings through numerous design projects completed, including the marine theme parks such as Ocean Paradise on the Ocean Flower Island (Evergrande Group), Zhengzhou Haichang Ocean Park, Hainan R&F Ocean Paradise and Shenzhen Kaisa Golden Bay Resort; main buildings of over ten aquariums include Qingdao Polar Ocean World, Tianjin Polar Ocean World, Aquarium & Dolphin Arena of Harbin Jianrong Culture and Wellness City, Wenzhou Polar Ocean World and Wuhu Macrolink Aquarium.
Moreover, the Architecture Division has been actively engaged in the design general contracting of cultural tourism projects on this basis, e.g. design general contracting of Changsha Ocean World which provides design services for more than 20 tasks from concept planning to delivery of construction drawings (mainly involving the park landscape, intelligent weak-current system, interior/exterior appearance, stage lighting and specialized utility design), laying a good foundation for the Institute's service transformation towards the whole-process design consulting.
Adhering to the principle of "serving the client wholeheartedly" and relying on the Institute's comprehensive qualifications as well as the strong academic supports of Dalian University of Technology, the Architecture Division has not only obtained the good economic benefits and social reputation through thousands of design projects completed, but also built up an excellent design team that offers the comprehensive, multi-level and whole-process design services.