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Thank you for your support and looking forward to 2019!

 

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong,

Thank you for your support and for joining our many events in 2018. Stay tuned for further announcements about what’s on offer next year.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

 

The Executive Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

AIA Hong Kong – YAG 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 & tricks, and sample questions. On Saturday, January 19th 2019, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present a discussion of building codes and fire-rated construction from ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at emergingprofessionals@aiahk.org. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.

Space is limited and Free admission to ARE candidates. Register via info@aiahk.org.

 

 

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

CUHK: Kinoshita Lecture in Architecture 2019 – “What’s next?” by Winy Maas, Prof. Ir. Ing. FRIBA HAIA

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join The CUHK Kinoshita Lecture in Architecture 2019 – “What’s next?”, by one of the Founders of MVRDV, Winy Maas. The event will be held on 24 January 2019 (Thursday5:30pm at Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre 1, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Winy Maas, Prof. Ir. Ing. FRIBA HAIA, is a founding director of Rotterdam-based MVRDV, a global architecture and urban planning firm established in 1993 along with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. He is also Director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city which he founded in 2008 at TU Delft, where he serves as Professor. Maas has been awarded the Order of the Netherlands Lion and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, as recognition for his contributions to architecture.

The event is FREE. AIA members can  RSVP via the Chapter at rsvp@aiahk.org by 17 January 2019(Thursday).

Thanks for your continued support! Renew your membership today!

Dear Members,

With 2019 rapidly approaching, we want to remind you to renew your AIA membership for the coming year.

We had so many successful events this year (providing 42 continuing education credits) and were able to do so thanks to your participation and engagement. Our building tours – one or two of which will be offered again due to popular demand – relate to you and the work you do. Our sketch sessions continue to be successful thanks to your enthusiastic participation. Our Honors and Awards Celebration and Exhibition was only made possible due to the support of our members.

For next year, we already have a host of great events planned, and we look forward to seeing you at many of them.

With best wishes for Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!

 

The Executive Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

 

Architectural Docent Tour, Asia Society Hong Kong Center

 

Due to popular demand, the 1st Docent Training Course has already been fully booked

We’ve organized a 2nd group that will meet at the same time,  2:30pm, and there are only few seats left for AIA members – so please register via info@aiahk.org ASAP. 

 

If you support heritage conservation and are interested in helping the public to better understand the concept of heritage conservation and architectural design in Hong Kong, why not consider training to become a docent at The Asia Society Hong Kong Center?

On the 9th of December, We will be offering a course that will teach you how to give tours around the heritage campus that includes both the new construction and re-purposed buildings opened in 2012 when the Hong Kong Center established its permanent home in Admiralty at the former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks.  Most importantly, by becoming a docent you will support our Chapter and ENGAGE with the local community.

Interested members are welcome to join the Docent Training Course that will be held on December 9th (Sunday). For details, please contact the Chapter Office at info@aiahk.org.

(Docents will enjoy gratis access to one AIA Hong Kong event for each 1-hour session they lead).

 

HKIS BIM Conference 2018 “The Dream Role of Surveyors in BIM for Land Development, Construction and Construction Life Cycle”

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join The Hong Kong Institute of Surverors (HKIS) BIM Conference 2018The Dream Role of Surveyors in BIM for Land Development, Construction and Property Life Cycle.

This event will be held at the Zero Carbon Building, Kowloon Bay, on Friday, November 30, 2018 commencing at 2:30 pm and will focus on the challenges and future potential of BIM in the building industry.

Divisional representatives from across all HKIS divisions will address existing and potential BIM applications in respect of each division’s expertise, and their key roles in the land development, construction and property life cycle, as well as future possibilities for this technology in the digital era.

The Conference will present golden opportunities for companies in the property and other sectors, and your participation will be greatly appreciated.

AIA Hong Kong is a supporting organization for this important event.

RSVP Please Click Here

AIA Hong Kong – YAG 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 & tricks, and sample questions. On Saturday, November 24th 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present a discussion of electrical systems from ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at emergingprofessionals@aiahk.org. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.

Space is limited and Free admission to ARE candidates. Register via info@aiahk.org.

 

 

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

YAG Architectural Sketching with Students, Asia Society

At this event YAG will be working with two groups of special needs children. We will tour the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on November 17th (Saturday) with Architecture for Children and JFK Red Cross (a group of physically disabled children students: 10-12 years, 10 people, need help with wheelchairs) and Tai Kwun with SCAD and Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Hong Chi Morninghope School on December 10th (Monday) together with each project’s design architects. We will explain our professions to the children and help them make architectural sketches at both heritage sites.

These events are FREE with 2LUs and we ask that you join us, with your sketching supplies, to help our Chapter SERVE and ENGAGE with the local communities!

 

The visit to Asia Society will also include a training course (in Cantonese) for those wishing to become tour guides.  Please RSVP via rsvp@aiahk.org

Program:

11:00am-12:00noon Outdoor picnic at Hong Kong Park (Sponsored by Maxim Caterer)

12:15-2:00pm Building tour to Asia Society Hong Kong Center led by Vincent Wong, AGC Design

2:15 – 3:30pm Sketching workshop

 

Special Thanks to:

 

Architecture for Children

Architecture for Children (AFC) is a program developed by a group of volunteers in Hong Kong and New York who come multiple backgrounds but all believe creative thinking can help educate our future leaders.  AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award and was founded by Vicky Chan, AIA.

 

Vincent Wong, Associate Director, AGC Design

Vincent has over 24 years of post-qualified experience as a practicing architect.  He has involved in projects both in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.  He is architect-in-charge for design and construction of building projects of different scales and types, including master planning, retail malls, hotels, residential developments, office buildings, hospitals, and conservation projects etc.

YAG Architectural Sketching with Students, Tai Kwun

We are excited to host our third annual architectural sketching session and tour of Tai Kwun on December 10th (Monday) with students from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  We will also be spending our time with local students from the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Hong Shi Morninghope School.  The Morninghope School teaches secondary school students who have intellectual disabilities.

It will be a fun morning of sketching and working with the next generation of potential architects, designers, and artists, while sharing with them the importance of architecture and the architectural heritage of Hong Kong.

The event is FREE, so please join us with your drawing pads and tools and connect with Hong Kong’s past and future!

Please RSVP via rsvp@aiahk.org

 

Program:

10:00am-11:30am: Sketching and tour of the Herzog De Meuron Building.

11:30am-12:00pm: Presentation and award of the best e drawings

 

Special Thanks to:

 

Architecture for Children

Architecture for Children (AFC) is a program developed by a group of volunteers in Hong Kong and New York who come multiple backgrounds but all believe creative thinking can help educate our future leaders.  AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award and was founded by Vicky Chan, AIA.

 

ISU: Liveable Cities by Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the Liveable Cities panel discussion organized by the Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation on Friday evening, November 2, 2018.

Cities shape the way people live and how people and places interact and influence each other on a daily basis. How can we, as design professionals,help create more liveable cities?

To answer this question, The Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation (ISU) is honoured to have world-renowned urbanist Mr. Jan Gehl (Founder of Gehl Architects) as our keynote speaker along with Ms. Waltraut Ritter (Knowledge Dialogues), Mr. Phil Kim (Managing Director Asia Pacific, Jerde Partnership) and Ms. Jennifer Walker Frisinger (CEO of Walk DVRC Ltd.).

Moderated by Dr. Sujata Govada, Assoc. AIA (Founding Director of ISU) our panel of experts will conduct an interactive session with participants on how we can create liveable cities, using the Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct in Central, Hong Kong, as a case study.

Date: November 2, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm (Registration and Networking Cocktails from 6.30pm)
Venue: 3/F Multi-purpose Hall, City Gallery (3 Edinburgh Place, Central)
Fee: (Payment method and details will be sent via email once registered)
HKD$250 for General Ticket
HKD$100 for Student Ticket
Free for ISU Full Members.  Please contact Leon (leon@udpcltd.com) for enquiries on ISU membership

Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Registration

For any enquiries, please contact leon@udpcltd.com
AIA Hong Kong is a proud to be a supporting organisation for this event.