General Research Institute of Architecture & Planning Design Co., Ltd, Chongqing University(CQUD), formerly known as the Architectural Design Department of Chongqing Architectural Engineering College, was founded in 1958, with a history of more than 60 years. As one of the earliest Grade-A Architectural Design and Research Institutes among domestic key universities, and through restructuring in 2014, CQUD has now developed into an important external high-tech service-oriented enterprise and a "double first-class" construction service platform of Chongqing University.
CQUD consists of more than 60 production departments, including 18 institutes, 9 studios,3 centers,30 branches outside of Chongqing and 5 wholly-owned subsidiaries as well.Currently, CQUD has nearly 1200 employees, with more than 400 in headquarter and over 700 in subsidiaries. We have about 400 employees with mid-level and Deputy Senior Title, 5 Masters with the title of China Contemporary Finest 100 architects and Chongqing Exploration & Design Master, about 300 national grade-A registered architects, registered structural engineers, registered planners, registered equipment engineers, registered consultants, registered supervision engineers, registered safety engineers, registered geotechnical engineers, cost engineers and BIM engineers, 4 national excellent supervision engineers, 21 Chongqing excellent directors,29 Chongqing excellent supervision engineers and 51 Chongqing excellent supervisors. CQUD has received certification of the ISO9000 quality system evaluation.
CQUD is one of the comprehensive consulting companies focusing on design, with an extensive coverage of national qualifications. The business scope of CQUD includes building engineering, municipal engineering, planning, landscape and conservation of historical cultural relics as well as project environmental impact assessment, engineering consultation, engineering supervision, engineering construction, project quality test and assessment, fire protection facilities maintenance and repair, providing engineering design, planning, engineering consulting and project management.
Relying on the profound academic, scientific and human resources of Chongqing University, CQUD is characterized by the architecture design of medical care, exhibition, exposition, culture, education, sports, residence and ancient architecture protection, landscape design, municipal engineering design as well as urban and rural planning and design in mountainous areas.
Over the past 60 years, following the development orientation of "rooting in Chongqing, standing in the Southwest, facing to the West, serving across the country and going to the world outside of China", CQUD has persisted in providing excellent architectural and planning works as well as top engineering consulting services for the society, winning a good social reputation and gaining lots of awards in engineering design, planning design and scientific research at the national, provincial and municipal levels. in 2006, CQUD was accredited by China Exploration & Design Association as an "Excellent Exploration & Design Institute" . In 2012. it was appraised by Architectural Society of China as "Top 100 Famous Architectural Design Institutions in Contemporary China".
As a comprehensive consulting and design institute, CQUD has also gained a lot in supervision, consulting, construction, fire protection and other business fields, and been awarded "Chongqing Advanced Engineering Supervision Enterprise", "Chongqing Quality & Benefit Type Enterprise", "Chongqing Trustworthy Enterprise" for many years, making benefits in both economy and society.