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Designing Human-Centered Neighborhoods: Strategies and Fieldnotes

Dear Members,

AIA Hong Kong is extending our Smart City series to the neighborhood scale.

The Neighborhood Innovation Lab is a joint initiative by AIA members from Architecture Commons and Epiphany Labs. Their teams seek to understand how we can shape our neighborhoods and foster identity through an inclusive, human-centered design approach.

The Neighborhood Innovation Lab has already initiated a pilot project in Wanchai’s Star Street Precinct. They have led community walks, held public engagement workshops, and conducted 1-on-1 interviews and other listening sessions. This workshop will share their findings and will be followed by two panel discussions. 

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-human-centred-neighbourhoods-strategies-fieldnotes-tickets-81898208747

 

2019 AIA Hong Kong X’mas Party

 

Dear Members,

December is a wonderful time for festivities with friends and families!

Since we missed the opportunity to meet face-to-face at the AGM this year, you are cordially invited to join us for a pre-holiday gathering at the Chapter Office on Monday evening, December 9. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to attend this free event, please RSVP here before December 6 so we have a good idea of numbers.

We hope to greet many of you next week, to bid farewell to our EXCO 2019 and to welcome EXCO 2020!

Executive Committees 2019 and 2020

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AIA Hong Kong, HKIA and RIBA (HK) Smart City Series Symposium and Awards Ceremony

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join the AIA Hong Kong, HKIA and RIBA (HK) Smart City Series Symposium and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Please RSVP via online google form.

Following the success of the 2018 Joint Symposium with HKIA and RIBA (HK), we launched a design competition to explore the concept of the “Smart City” earlier this year – the first step of which was to create smart street furniture for the digital age using innovative, sustainable and urban-focused thinking. This year’s symposium will feature speakers from many different disciplines, including: government officials, architects, planners, IT experts and smart furniture designers to share the their knowledge of, and experiences with, smart city thinking.

Please join us for an inspiring and lively evening and to celebrate our Smart City Competition winners.  The event will be sponsored by COLOURLIVING and is co-organized with HKDC BODW CityProg 2019.

See you on the December 3!

 

On behalf of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, we also wish to thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Vicky Chan, AIA 

Vice President / President-elect 2020
Chairman, Organizing Committee of the AIA Hong Kong, HKIA and RIBA (HK) Smart City Series

 

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AIA Hong Kong Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Concert Movie Screening

Dear Members:

You are cordially invited to join a movie screening on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. This event is free and exclusive for our members only!  Seating is limited so please register to attend this event.

We will show a 50-minute film of the premiere concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Review by The New York Times) and a 50-minute companion documentary depicting the making of the building. Our sponsor and Corporate Affiliate, Betrue, have volunteered their state-of-the-art sound equipment to bring out the finest details from the concert and we will provide sketching paper and pens to encourage our audience to document their vision during the performance. The intention is that these sketches will connect the music to the architecture – and the results will be edited and exhibited online.

 

 On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you there!

The 2019 Programs Committee of AIA Hong Kong

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2019 AIA Hong Kong Annual General Meeting is going online!

 

Dear Members,

Due to the fact that the Annual General Meeting had to be postponed as a result of uncertain conditions around Admiralty on the 5th October, we have decided to reschedule the meeting and host it online, for the first time ever. You are cordially invited to join this event on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm.

 

As usual, the agenda will be as follows:

– Chapter Report by the President

– Financial Report by the Treasurer

– Introduction of Nominees for your 2020 Executive Committee

 

The floor will be open for questions and comments at various points during the call to allow participants the opportunity to engage. Afterward, we will ask members to vote on slated topics, using an online form.  https://forms.gle/QRB6Tgw7JbNYfszt5

The Executive Committee will be hosting the meeting from the Chapter office in PMQ, in person, from 6:00 – 8:00pm. If you are able to do so, please join us there. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Otherwise, the meeting will take place via GoToMeeting.  Please join us from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://www.gotomeet.me/aia_hk/2019-agm and don’t forget to download GoToMeeting prior to the start time.

 

On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to your participation!

 

 

Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA                     Vicky Chan, AIA   
2019 President                                   Vice President / President-elect 2020

 

 

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AIA Hong Kong 2019 Chapter Annual Dinner

Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us for the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Annual Dinner on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Square Restaurant, Exchange Square.  Seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets now!

The Annual Dinner is a year-end celebration for AIA members and friends and we’re delighted to announce that Thierry Paret, FAIA, President, AIA International Region will be our Guest of Honor for this event. We will be honoring our 2019 Honors and Awards winners during the evening, in addition to recognizing the contributions of all members during the year.

To enjoy the AIA Member rate for the dinner, please complete the Reservation form by October 28th  (Monday).  Thank you and we hope to see you on November 12th for a fun and festive evening!

 

The Executive Committee of 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

 

Annual Dinner Reservation Form

 

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HKU: Fall 2019 Public Lecture Series

 

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join The University of Hong Kong Fall 2019 Architecture Lecture Series.

The lectures will be held at the University’s Knowles Building on Thursday / Friday / Saturday nights, starting at 6:30pm. Kindly refer to the event poster and/or the calendar link below for the date and subject of each lecture.

These events are free but AIA members must RSVP Eunice Kwok from the University of Hong Kong to make sure they are registered to attend, and remember to sign the attendance form upon arrival to receive up to 1.5 AIA CES/LUs per lecture (pending CES team approval).  For AIA CES/LUs enquiries, please contact the Chapter Office at info@aiahk.org.

RSVP Eunice at: ekwokth@hku.hk.
Include the following on the subject line: Event name / membership number / given name and surname.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

If you wish to add the Lecture Series to your Google calendar, please select the link: Add Calendar

2019 AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

The annual Honors & Awards event is the highlight of the year for AIA Hong Kong members and we would be honored if you can join the celebration. Awards will be presented for excellence in design, planning, sustainability, and dedication to the preservation and improvement of our built environment. We will celebrate the emergence of young architects with awards for scholastic achievement to students from both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong and presentations will also be made to Honorary Members as well as to recipients of Community Citations for projects that have benefited the public.

Each awardee will be recognized at our Annual Dinner and all projects submitted in the architecture, interior architecture, urban design and unbuilt projects categories will be on display from November 11 – 14, 2019 at The Rotunda.

We are pleased to confirm that BSC Group & COLOURLIVING are the Event Sponsors for our 2019 Honors and Awards Program.

Please RSVP and advise the names of your guests, if any, by November 1st.  Walk-in attendees will be charged HK$100.

Thank you for your kind attention to this invitation and for your continued interest in AIA Hong Kong.

We hope to see you on November 12th!

 

 

The Executive Committee of 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

 

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2019 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting

After careful consideration of the safety of our guests,  we have decided to postpone our event and reschedule our Annual Meeting for a later date.

 

Dear Members:

You are cordially invited to join our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This event is free and exclusive for members only! The meeting agenda will include a Chapter Report by the President, a Financial Report by the Treasurer and the Chapter Election for 2020 Executive Council (EXCO) Members.

At 3:30pm, we will show a 50-minute film of the premiere concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Review by The New York Times) and a 50-minute companion documentary depicting the making of the building. Our sponsor and Corporate Affiliate, Betrue, have volunteered their state-of-the-art sound equipment to bring out the finest details from the concert and we will provide sketching paper and pens to encourage our audience to document their vision during the performance. The intention is that these sketches will connect the music to the architecture – and the results will be edited and exhibited online.

We are pleased to offer the first 40 members who confirm their attendance one (1) extra complimentary ticket for a friend or family member. Seating is limited so please register to be able to attend this event, vote together with your fellow members and obtain complimentary tickets for both films.  

Your participation is highly encouraged.

On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA                         Vicky Chan, AIA   
2019 President                                              Vice President / President-elect 2020

 

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In Memoriam: Barry Fegan Will, FHKIA RAIA APA

AIA Hong Kong Tribute to Barry Fegan Will, FHKIA RAIA APA

Dear AIA Members and Friends,

It is with profound sadness that our Chapter has learned that Barry Fegan Will, FHKIA RAIA APA, died on 29 August 2019 at the age of 74.

Barry Will was Executive Director of WCWP International, a globally recognized architectural practice of 150 staff with offices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai. In addition, he was renowned as an architectural educator in his former roles as both Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture (1990-98) at the University of Hong Kong as well as a greatly respected leader of many professional institutes. These included serving as President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (1999-2000), Chairman of the Architects Registration Board (1991-92) and Chairman of ARCASIA (2003-04), among several other leadership positions and distinctions.

In addition, Professor Will lectured and served on exam panels and advisory committees at several regional schools of architecture, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, among others.

Earlier this summer, AIA Hong Kong nominated Barry Will to receive Honorary Affiliate Membership “in recognition of distinguished contributions in the Chapter’s region for more than four decades as a leading architect in global practice, faculty dean of architecture, mentor to students and young practitioners, and chairman of architectural institutes, boards and councils in Hong Kong, China and Asia.” This title will be awarded posthumously at the Chapter’s annual awards ceremony in November.

In addition to his contributions to architecture, we will remember Barry Will for his engaging personality and generosity in all aspects of his life – professional, academic and institutional – and he will be greatly missed by us all.