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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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Compact Living: Global Phenomenon

he phenomenon of rapid urbanization implies high-density populations and a scarcity of living space. As a result of vertical developments, apartments are becoming smaller and smaller, and a more intimate relationship is created between residential and non-residential buildings. The notion of ‘compact living space’ is no longer limited to Hong Kong, rather, it is now a universal topic in cities such as London, New York and Tokyo where apartments have also become smaller and the city has become an extension of the home. <read more/RSVP

AIA Hong Kong Mentoring Workshop – Architectural Sketching with Students

Seeing, perceiving, imagining and rendering. Architecture begins with observation, inspiration, a dot and a line, sketches and analysis that become future buildings and future cities. Volunteers from the AIA will join design students from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) as well as local primary school students to mentor and lead a “draw the city” workshop in an exploration of architectural seeing and sketching.

Additional Notes: Outdoor event – dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, we will seek nearby shelter. All participants should bring their own drawing materials. <RSVP

AIA Hong Kong – November & December 2016 President’s Message

Dear Members & Friends:

The Chapter’s 2016 Honors & Awards Ceremony was held on October 11, 2016 at the Marketplace, PMQ. This was the first time AIA Hong Kong has had the H&A Ceremony in an outdoor, rather than an indoor, environment, and our staff and volunteers had to work hard to place the exhibition panels and make sure all of the audio and visual equipment – and all other things – worked the way they should. Because there was no prior notification to the winners this year, firms and individuals who submitted for design awards were quite anxious for the moment when winning names were announced. Big roars and cheers came from the audience and I sensed the excitement in the air.  I tip my hat to the H&A co-chairs who led and owned the event and express my gratitude to our corporate affiliate, Betrue, who provided the audio and visual effects for the evening, as well as to all of the volunteers and Chapter staff, Catherine Wong and Vivian Chan, for their hard work in the lead-up to this event.

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iDiscover Hong Kong – App&Map Launch Party x Map Exhibition

Date & Time: Wednesday 7 December. 6.30 – 8.30pm  Venue: Teakha (Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan)

6:30-7:00 pm. Reception

7:00-7:30 pm. Presentation & Lucky Draw

7:30-8:30 pm. Map Exhibition & Live music 

Join the lucky draw with prizes made by local HK businesses AND your chance to win a return ticket to your favourite city on the Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon network.

About App&Map

An award-winning combination of a savvy APP and beautifully illustrated MAP with community curated routes to highlight the hidden gems in Hong Kong’s most authentic neighbourhoods: Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Kowloon City, Sai Kung, Aberdeen and Sham Shui Po.

For you to:

EXPLORE. get lost without getting lost

DISCOVER. the spirit of the neighbourhood and travel like a local

GIVE BACK. to keep local culture and heritage alive

RSVP & inquiries: Stephanie Cheung (