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to Visit the Charles Wang Center
celebration of both Asian and American cultures, is one of
the most beautiful and inventive buildings given to any
university. The 120,000-square-foot
building was officially presented to
by Charles B. Wang, former CEO of Computer
Associates, Inc, on
It was the largest single private gift ever received by the
State University of New York 64-campus system. Filled with
light and air, graced by gardens inside and out, the
used for conferences, art exhibits, film festivals,
lectures, seminars, and performances. Here you'll
experience spaces of surprising traditional beauty
juxtaposed with the latest in communications technology. The
Center includes exhibit spaces, an interdenominational
chapel, an Asian food court, a theater, two lecture halls, a
series of interior and exterior pools and terraces, and more
than 35,000 square feet of sprawling gardens. A fiber optic
network will enable students and professors at Stony Brook
to exchange ideas across the world in real time, regardless
of their physical location.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
, which is the third anniversary of the Center, the Learned
(Renwen) Society at China Institute is organizing a trip to
. Mr. P.H. Tuan, the architect who designed the
, will accompany us and provide a guide tour at the Center.
Mr. P.H.Tuan was born in
. He earned his degree in architecture from the
in 1961. Mr. Tuan worked for many architectural firms in the
before starting his own firm more than 30 years ago.
His practice has been unique in that his services usually
include both design and construction management in the
belief that the architect is responsible for the design and
construction of a building from beginning to completion. Mr.
Tuan has a diversified practice with projects in US and
abroad. He recently designed the new
law school building in
for 2,000 students, which was completed in 2003 and in use
since then. In recent years, Mr. Tuan has , in addition to
his practice, devoted his time and energy to help develop
and promote a credible new style of contemporary Chinese
and other parts of the world. For this purpose, he has
found the Institute for the Advancement of Contemporary
Chinese Architecture (IACCA), a not-for-profit organization.
IAVCCA sponsored a national design competition in
$30/$25 members if you take the transportation provided and
$5 if you drive on your own.
will be provided.
9:00 am in front of China Institute.
register, please fill out the following form and then send a check to:
125 East 65th
make out the check to China Institute.
directions to Stony Brook, please click Directions.
inquiries, please call 212-744-8181 ext. 142 or email