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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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AIA Hong Kong – June President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings from AIA Hong Kong!

AIA Leadership Series

As you know, June was a busy month for all of us with the AIA Leadership Series, and the Hong Kong visit by AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter and AIA CEO Robert Ivy. We were pleased to welcome Elizabeth and Robert on June 4 with a luncheon at Ista, and I am glad some of you were able to join as well. It was a great opportunity to have a conversation over Indian food and learn more about AIA’s repositioning efforts and some new initiatives. Elizabeth and Robert visited the Chinese University with Prof. Nelson Chen the next morning, followed by the Young Architect’s Forum at Ronald Lu’s office – thanks to Ronald for sponsoring the venue as well as the event. This gave participants an opportunity to learn about new initiatives at AIA National and to raise issues and concerns specific to emerging architects.

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2015 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 July 17, 2015 and, for any enquiries, please contact

                     Call For Entries                                   2015 Jurors (coming soon)

Save the Date for our 2015 Honors & Awards Exhibition and Celebration on September 30, 2015.

HKIA: EARTHquake Nepal Workshop on 27 June 2015

AIA Hong Kong Chapter members are now cordially invited by Board of External Affairs and ARCASIA/CAA Committee to join the workshop and share their experience. Details of the workshop are as follows:

27 June 2015 (Saturday)

9:30am to 1:00pm

HKIA premises, 19/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Free admission

The participation of AIA Hong Kong Chapter members surely means a lot to the forthcoming workshop. Attached please find the flyer and rundown of the workshop for your reference.

RICS | Asia: Asian Cities redraw urban boundaries

Date: Tuesday, 30 June  2015
Time: 18:30 to 20:00 (Registration starts at 18:15)
Venue: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

           22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong


Andrew Ness, Head of Research, Greater China, DTZ


Jimmy Leung, honorary professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong

Event Overview
Lack of space for expansion in core urban areas is pushing planners towards creating new industry hubs and decentralized office areas.  Simultaneously dense, sprawling and heterogeneous, Asia’s gateway cities of Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore are all driving forces in the Asia-Pacific economy. 

Within the overall geographical reconfiguration of the operation of business, town planners in Asia’s gateway cities are increasingly inclined to encourage development of clustered forms of economic activity. In Asia’s leading commercial centres, the accelerated fast-forward that is being fuelled by the increased mobility of capital in the information age and the growth of e-commerce and internet finance are major forces driving requirements for new business hubs. This, in turn, is leading to complex redrawing of the boundaries of urban space. More specifically, it is giving rise to new technological hubs and digital industry nodes.

On 30 June, RICS is pleased to have Mr. Andrew Ness to deliver this presentation, and a special honour to have Prof Jimmy Leung, who is the former Director of Planning for HKSAR, to moderate the discussion. 

Please click here for more info & RSVP