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Department of



Paul Shao

Professor, Architecture

Mailing Address

Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-8244
Office: 495 Design


BBA, Ohio University, 1964 BFA, China Art College, 1965 MA, University of Kansas, 1967 MFA, University of Massachusetts, 1970 EDD, University of Massachusetts, 1979

Research Interests

Chinese architecture and landscape architecture; cultural diffusion: Asia and the Americas; three-dimensional design; comparative aesthetics; computer-aided design. 

Current Projects

1. Robert D.Ray Asian Gardens, Chinese Cultural Center of America.

2. Tenderness and Terror, a marble sculpture series.

3. Principles of Chinese Architecture and Landscape Architecture: The Order of Human to Human and the Order of Human to Nature.

4.  Iowa Giant Panda Research Initiatives.

Current Scholarship

  • , 09/05/2014