Xiuyuan Wu

Ph.D. Candidate
College of Design, Construction, and Planning, UF

Master of Science in Digital Design and Interactive Built Environments, University of Sheffield, UK (2015)
Bachelor of Engineering in Conservation of Historic Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China (2014)
Email: xiuyuanwu@ufl.edu

Dissertation title or proposed title:
Geometry and Architectural Representation in Premodern China

Doctoral Committee Members:
Chair: Hui Zou, PhD
Members: Mary Watt | Richard G. Wang | Vandana Baweja

Dr. Xiuyuan Wu was born in 1992, Beijing, China. He finished his undergraduate study in 2014 at Tongji University, majoring in Conservation of Historic Architecture. He completed his Master of Science study in 2015 at the University of Sheffield, majoring in Digital Design and Interactive Built Environments. He started his Ph.D. study in architectural history and theory at the University of Florida in 2015. During his doctoral study, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant and an online course instructor for the undergraduate architectural history and theory courses. For his dissertation research, he visited McGill University in Montreal in the spring 2019 semester to work as a doctoral research intern under the supervision of architectural historian Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Wu passed his candidacy exam in 2017 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2020. His dissertation explores the history and theory of geometrical representation in Chinese classic architecture and gardens from the phenomenological perspective. 


(First author) “浅析建筑现象学与中国传统建筑文化的对应关系” (Analysis of the Correlation between Architectural Phenomenology and Chinese Traditional Architectural Culture), 城市建设理论研究 (Theoretical Studies of Urban Construction) (ISSN 2095-2014), vol. 23, no. 2 (June 2014), Beijing, China.

(First author) “To Protect or Not to Protect: The Contemporary Preservation Dilemma of China’s Vernacular Architecture in Historical Perspective,” a paper presented at the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians 2016 Conference, New Orleans, USA.

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