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What is AIA Hong Kong?

AIA Hong Kong, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was established in 1997 to serve the professional interests of the growing number of AIA member architects practicing in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region.
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Advanced Materials Series:
Advanced Façade Design and Applications

Images provided by Meinhardt Façade Technology (left), Aedas (top) and Front Inc. (bottom)

Fabrication techniques, 3D visualization tools and glazing technology have advanced significantly in the last two decades, allowing architects the freedom to design façades that were impossible to conceive of before. In this, the second seminar of the Advanced Materials Tripartite Series, three distinguished architects — Mr. Ken Wai of Aedas, Mr. Martin Riese of Front Inc., and Mr. Karl James of Meinhardt Façade Technology – will showcase several advanced glazing applications and facade design processes used in successful built projects. Following the presentations, a panel discussion will be led by Mr. Sammy Hui of Dow Corning about the future of glazing and facade systems and what this will mean for us as architects and designers. Read more>

2014 Honors & Awards “Call for Entries”

Dear Members:

Once again it is time for our annual AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Program.

We encourage all members to submit their work for this prestigious event, which has become increasingly well known to other professionals and the public in the International Region.

Please note that the deadline for submission is August 22, 2014 and, for any enquiries, please contact

                                                             CALL FOR ENTRIES

Save the Date for our 2014 Honors & Awards Exhibition and Celebration on November 14, 2014.

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

International Commerce Centre Wins Inaugural CTBUH Performance Award
  • Hong Kong’s tallest is a paragon of energy and operational management
  • Award provides platform for defining “performance” in tall buildings
  • 10-Year, Lifetime Achievement and Worldwide awards announced next
CHICAGO – The International Commerce Centre (ICC), a 484-meter office tower in Hong Kong, has won the inaugural Performance Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).The CTBUH  Performance Award was established to help the tall-building industry  reverse a persistent and counterproductive trend – the resistance of  building owners and managers to releasing valuable performance data,  particularly energy data, from which the entire industry could benefit. READ More >