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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The Murray, Hong Kong


Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Please contact Chapter office if you wish to be on our waiting list.

Please join us for a tour of The Murray, Hong Kong sponsored by B.S.C. Group Limited and Dornbracht.

Located in the heart of Central, this former Hong Kong Government Headquarters is one of eight historic landmarks recognised by the Conserving Central Initiative, introduced by the HKSAR Government in 2013. After a redesign by Foster + Partners, Design Architect, with Wong and Ouyang, Civil & Structural Engineers, Urbis, Landscape Architect, and Tino Kwan, Lighting Consultant, the building has been transformed into the city’s newest landmark hotel, The Murray, Hong Kong, as the flagship property of Niccolo Hotels.

Designed by Ron Phillips in the 1960s, the building was regarded as an outstanding example of sustainable architecture in its time and has won numerous awards for its groundbreaking, energy-efficient design, including the Energy Efficient Building Award, in 1994.  All of the signature features of the original Murray Building, including the facade with its imposing three-storey arches, the vehicle ramp and distinctive recessed windows, have been retained.

The tour will be led by Colin Ward of Foster + Partners and representatives of The Murray, Hong Kong.  It will be concluded with a light refreshments host by The Murray, Hong Kong.


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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building

Please join us for a fun outing to the Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building – a vibrant and landscape-filled sports hub for the community of Tsing Yi.  We encourage you to join us with your kids to have fun in the biggest public children’s play room in Hong Kong and invite friends to join us for a chill mini-picnic.

The Hong Kong ASD created this 16,000m² building to become a major community presence in the form of an athletic centre, offering an arena, an outdoor climbing wall, an indoor pool, and children’s playrooms. The richly composed palette of materials, including a folded cement-board façade, black-colored, tilted steel plates, fair-faced concrete and contrasting white walls, provides a vibrant and energetic atmosphere both inside and out. Tiers of open plaza and public lawns permeate the building, further opening it up to the community it serves.


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AIA Hong Kong April 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

We have had a great start of the year! We had a full house for the Tai Kwun Building Tour visit on March 24th.  Wrapping up Q1 was our first Chapter Quarterly Meeting on March 26th sponsored by Kitchen Infinity, with a technical seminar given by our Corporate Affiliate member Mr Kenneth Yun of BeTrue Limited on Scenography.

We have provided over 12 LUs so far, and represented AIA Hong Kong on numerous events as supporting organizations.

We would like to continue to bring to your attention all the exciting upcoming programs scheduled in the next few months so you can plan ahead…

Further details of each event will be sent out as we approach the dates, but we encourage you to mark your schedules now.  We will provide further notifications and reminders of these events as soon as possible, and we look forward to your continued support!

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Chapter Office.

The Executive Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter
April 2018

ARE Study Group


At present, Hong Kong is one of three sites outside of the U.S. where ARE is offered.  Our study sessions are led by licensed AIA members and integrate content review, study strategies, tips and tricks, and sample questions. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, May 5th 2018,10am-12noon  at our chapter office in PMQ.  The first half of our study session will be on Programming, Planning, and Practice and the second half will be open discussion for all topics.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at  Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.  In next session, we will focus on structural systems.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, May 12th 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. Space is limited, Register via


Free admission to ARE candidates.


Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

John Sellery, FAIA, Newest Fellow of The American Institute of Architects


It is with great pleasure that AIA Hong Kong announces the elevation of Mr John Sellery to Fellow of the Institute (FAIA). He will be inducted into the College of Fellows at an investiture ceremony on June 21 during this year’s AIA Conference in New York City.

John has dedicated his career to transforming the role of the architect. With the experience and integrity of a master builder, he champions a collaborative approach that expands architectural leadership into all phases of the project. From preliminary program definition to scope development, this trans-disciplinary design leads the entire construction process. John’s architect-led design-build methodology ensures that clients’ visions are achieved while maintaining the highest ideals of the institute and of our profession.

The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors the awardee on a national, or international, level. The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows and encourages them to promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society.

Please join the Chapter in congratulating John Sellery, FAIA, on this honor and on his continued success as an architect.

AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – H Queen’s

Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Please join us for a building tour of H Queen’s – Art & Lifestyle Tower.

Designed by William Lim, FAIA, of CL3 Architects, H Queen’s is Hong Kong’s first art and lifestyle hub. Developed by Henderson Land, the 24-storey building occupies a prime location in Central, with entrances on both Queen’s Road and on Stanley Street.

The development emphasizes spaciousness, flexibility, functionality, eco-friendliness and energy efficiency. Interior spaces have been optimized for large-scale exhibitions, with systems for both outdoor and indoor displays, while a glass shuttle lift allows visitors to observe the galleries from G/F to 10/F. To ensure a variety of activities, several floors of the building have been dedicated to retail outlets and fine dining.


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AIA Hong Kong First Quarterly Meeting – Scenography, by BeTrue

Please join us for a Technical Seminar by BeTrue. 

A long-standing member of the audio visual community in Hong Kong, Kenneth Yun of BeTrue will present a talk focused on how to properly integrate multi-media components into interior spaces.  Using case studies he will review the considerations that go into achieving well-considered AV design in spaces both large and small, introduce the latest standards of media display and discuss the development of systems that support the incorporation of sound into the architectural experience.


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