Undergraduate program in Department of Architecture was founded in 1991 and adjusted to be five-year undergraduate program in 1997. Department of Architecture has been built for a long time and is the school’s advantageous discipline. Undergraduate program in Department of Architecture passed through the National Higher Education Assessment in architecture in 2004, 2008 and 2012 respectively. In 2002, it was named the first batch of famous professionals in Guangzhou University; in 2005, it was named the famous professional in common higher education colleges in Guangdong Province; in 2006, it was named the famous professional in common higher education colleges in Guangzhou; it was approved as the special professional construction point of the Ministry of Education in 2008 and was granted as key discipline in Guangdong Province in 2012.
In graduate education, architecture professional was approved to establish "Architectural Design and Theory" master degree program in 2003; in 2007, it was approved to establish "Architectural Design" Master of Engineering program; in 2008, it won the right to grant the degree of Master of Engineering in the field of "Architecture and Civil Engineering" (the direction of Architectural Design and Urban Planning) and in 2010, it won the right to grant master's degree in level-1 disciplines of architecture.
Department of Architecture has established the basic position of "serving the local urban and rural construction based on Guangzhou and facing Guangdong" and achieved fruitful results in scientific research and local service areas: research on the topic of building types involving people's livelihood has a high impact in the province; by focusing on protection theory and practice of modern historical building, it has received fruitful results in Chinese and Western architecture cultural study and historical buildings restoration techniques in south of the Five Ridges, with a greater impact in the domestic academic circle; with cross-disciplinary integration to promote development of the discipline, it has made some breakthroughs in urban-rural relations and urban and rural landscape ecological planning and design; based on climate and the latest technology in south of the Five Ridges, it actively carries out technical studies related to building energy efficiency and has made great progress.