Founded in 1984, Shanghai Fudan Urban Planning & Architectural Design Institute is located in the National Science and Technology Park of Fudan University. It holds the qualifications of “Class A of Urban and Rural Planning”, “Class A of Architecture Design”, “Special Grade A of Landscape Design”, and “Grade B of Municipal Design”， which is the only planning and architectural design research unit of Fudan University, and an important discipline practice base of Fudan University.
As the executive director unit of China Urban Planning Association and vice president unit of Shanghai Urban Planning Trade Association, vice president unit of Shanghai Planning Association, Fudan Design Institute actively provides the whole process and one-step standardization services including decision-making consultation, planning and engineering design in the fields of urban and rural planning, architecture, municipal, garden landscape, urban lighting, land, consulting, cultural protection and tourism. The business covers more than 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, and has maintained good cooperative relations with local governments and development agencies for a long time.
As an important platform for Fudan University's urban development related disciplines, Fudan Design Institute and its Urban Planning and Development Research Center are supported by Fudan University's dominant disciplines, and are closely integrated with Fudan University Urban Development Research Institute and other internal and external institutions. In recent years, Fudan Design Institute has made considerable progress on the academic research Including provincial and ministerial level research projects, Shanghai decision-making consultation, big data research, Yangtze River Delta city cooperation, and the construction of "urban and rural planning" journals etc.
In 2017, Fudan UPADI established a US Branch in California, referred to as UPADI USA, to expand its overseas business. Learned and ambiguous, ask and think. Shanghai Fudan Planning & Architecture Design Institute will adhere to the university motto and continue to develop on the basis of Fudan University, and strive to serve the whole world.