Founded in 1953, The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. grew out of Architectural Design Studio of Zhejiang University. It is one of the earliest Class-A design institutes established among national key universities. 

Guided by the principle of "Harmonious Environment, Global Vision, Design integrating Teaching & Research & Creation, Aiming High & Professional & Powerful", implementing the development strategy of "High-grade Culture, Long & Wide Vision, High-efficiency Management, High-caliber Personnel, Highly professional Technique and High-quality Works", and applying the academic theory of "Balance Architecture" as design guidelines, UAD has been persevering in the creation of innovative, high-end projects. A large number of outstanding projects in various disciplines have been realized. UAD has been credited by over 1500 awards of various types over the years, including excellent design awards at national, ministerial and provincial level, apart from international design awards, Premium-quality project awards, Science & technology achievement awards and so on. 

UAD has always been adhering to the enterprise spirit of "Truth seeking & Innovation" and following "Striving for Excellence & Advocating Perfection" as quality guideline. UAD will continue to provide premium design and services for all sectors of the community, and stick to the idea of "Sharing Value through Design".

source: UAD