Prof. XUE Qiuli Charlie (薛求理)

Fellow, Architectural Society of China (ASC); Fellow, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)    

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427434

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes


Professor Charlie Q. L. Xue has designed buildings in China and the USA for the past 40 + years. He has taught architecture at City University of Hong Kong since 1995. His teaching ranges from Ph.D. to bachelor degree students on design studio (Y1, 2, 3 and 4), architectural history and theory. He trained and graduated the first group of Ph.D. students of architecture at City University of Hong Kong. An author of 16 books and 170 academic articles/book chapters, Xue's research focuses on the topics of architectural design globalization, post-war Hong Kong architecture and high density architectural design. He is the principal investigator of 18 research projects funded from National Science Foundation of China, Sumitomo Foundation of Japan, Hong Kong government and City University of Hong Kong. Xue is the editorial board member of international journal and external examiner for graduate students of universities in Hong Kong, Chinese mainland, Australia, Italy, UK and USA. An award-winning designer and writer, he supervises students to win the design competitions both in China and abroad. He consults for the public and private sectors extensively on urban and architectural design in China, Hong Kong and the USA.


  • CA3170: Historical Architecture
  • CA3652: Historical Architecture
  • CA3654: Landscape Architectural
  • CA4187: Architectural Design 7: Tectonics Inquiry
  • CA4187A: Architectural Design 7: Tectonics Inquiry (Topic 1)
  • CA4187B: Architectural Design 7: Tectonics Inquiry (Topic 2)
  • CA4649: Architectural Design : Materials, Technology and Tectonics
  • CA6168: Topics in Asian Architecture
  • CA8023: Independent Study of Urban Design
  • CA8024: Independent Study of Architecture

Research Interests/Areas

Architectural and urban design; Design strategies of high density environment; Architecture and urbanism of Greater China and Easter Asia; Cross-border design practice.