6. College of Commerce
Multiple transformations over the years have resulted in the current appearance of the College of Commerce.
In an office established in 1964, the College originally shared space with the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs. On May 20, 1968, that building was renamed “Tingcheng,” to commemorate Mr. Wei-fen Ting for his role as the Superintendent of the Central Political School, the forerunner of the university.
In 1975 the Building underwent a renovation of its external walls and became home to the College in 1977. But after many years of use it showed signs of deterioration, and the College was also in urgent need of a new building to facilitate departmental communication. Therefore, a Construction and Planning Committee was formed in fall 1992, and actual construction followed two years later, in 1994, when the Tingcheng Building and three classroom buildings were torn down. The present building was completed in 1997.
The College of Commerce, opposite the Chung Cheng library, blends perfectly with the surrounding buildings in color and appearance, creating an image of architectural splendor. In 2005, a pedestrian-only, park-like area was built to connect the College of Commerce Building, the Chung Cheng Library, and the Administration building. Soft night lights shine during the evening, enhancing the campus’s scenic beauty.
The building, constructed at a cost of NT$239,676,455, occupies 2027.04 square meters, and consists of 12 stories above ground and one basement level. It was designed by Haigo Shen & Partners, Architects and Engineers, and was built by Jian-dao Construction Corporation. It was awarded the best construction quality for the year 1996.