Full-time Faculty

Li-Wen Sung

Architectural History & Cultural Heritage Conservation / Associate Professor

Architectural History & Cultural Heritage Conservation / Associate Professor


Ph.D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A.
M.Arch., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A.
B.Arch., Tamkang University, Taipei Taiwan


Committee, Campus Aesthetic Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Editorial Committee, Taiwan Architecture Magazine.

Expertise & Research Interests

Architectural Design Theories and Thinking
The Contemporary Technology and Architecture Evolution Trends Survey
Research and Practice Architectural Elementary Education
Analyze Design Concepts of Classical Chinese Architecture

Architectural Design and Theory Studio

The studio focuses on the inconspicuous cultural meaning of architecture, especially to the philosophical thinking and technological logic that has been expressed by the architecture of different eras and areas. This research context could be applied to study the contemporary architectural development, and to explore how the evolution of new technology could produce the various possibilities of the future architecture; therefore, the study would also include the relevant issues about the change of design thinking process and architecture construction.

Dialectic for constructing the historical concept of architecture based on contemporary technological developments

This study examines a method to construct the historical of architecture based on the challenge the architecture industry faces due to contemporary scientific and technological developments, which urges changes from conventional research perspectives. Although research on architectural histories focuses on compiling and assessing past records or information from which contributions to contemporary society can be deduced, different perspectives on history yield varying results on the same set of research materials deduced. Therefore, the construction of an architectural history is undoubtedly influenced by the contemporary values the researcher is exposed to.
The issues that the architecture industry faces will completely change because of rapid technological advancements in current society such as autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, parameter design, three-dimensional printing, virtual reality, and augmented reality. These issues include urban planning, new architectural space designs, human–spatial relationships, and architectural design logic. Therefore, in the near future, knowledge related to architectural history will play a different role in the architecture industry. In addition, it will reflect the structural changes in architectural education and the implementation of architectural professionalism. This study uses dialectic to verify the necessity of establishing an architectural history based on contemporary technological advancements, and contends that this dialectic assists in establishing an architectural history with Chinese subjectivity comparable to that of Western societies. In addition, such a precursory discourse will aid in developing architectural history education that more closely matches the times, and can serve as a reference for professionals in the architecture industry.