Academician Peng Yigang passed away peacefully in Tianjin on October 23, 2022 24 at the age of 90.
Professor Peng Yigang was born in Hefei, Anhui Province, in September 1932. He graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering and began to teach at TJU in 1953. In 1983, he obtained the academic title of Professor and in 1985, became the Doctoral Supervisor. He worked as the convener of the 4th Discipline Evaluation Group for Architecture under the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. His academic achievements earned him the Liang Sicheng Architecture Award, the highest award in this field in China. In 1995, he was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also served as a member of the 8th and 9th National Committee of CPPCC, the central member of China Democratic League (CDL), and the Standing Member of CDL Tianjin Committee.
Buildings designed by professor Peng Yigang include the Architecture Department of Tianjin University, the Panda Hall of Tianjin Water Park, the memorial Hall of Jiawu Sea Warfare on Liugong Island, Shandong Province, Xiahe Park of Pingdu City, China City of London. While doing the utmost to impart knowledge and educate people, professor Peng Yigang is devoted to the research of the theory of architecture.
"The Combinatorial Theory of Architectural Space" written by him won high praise from domestic and overseas experts and scholars. He also wrote "An Analysis of Chinese Historic Gardens," "An Analysis of Settlement Landscape of Traditional Villages and Towns." These books won the first prize for the first National Excellent Architectural books, the second prize for National Excellent Scientific and Technical Books, the second prize for Scientific and Technological Research Progress, State Education Committee, and the first prize for Scientific and Technical Books of the Northern 10 Provinces and cities. Peng has published more than 30 treatises in domestic and overseas magazines, which are considered to be the foremost of architectural theory research by architectural circles.
Professor Peng Yigang and undergraduate students at School of Architecture, Tianjin University