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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 x William Lim Exhibition Preview/Panel Discussion –
Fundamental: First Impression HK Design

Plus Panel Discussion “First Impression HK Design”

A landmark exhibition focusing on the life and career of Hong Kong architect and designer William Lim will be held at ArtisTree, Taikoo Place in the month of September. The exhibition examines Lim’s 40-year career, which has always been strongly influenced by his Chinese cultural roots. Please join us for a private opening event on September 4 offers a sneak preview to this exhibition and the opportunity to attend the panel discussion “First Impression HK Design”, with panelists Dr. Lars Nittve, Alvin Yip, and William Lim, moderated by Dr. Sujata S. Govada. >to RSVP

AIA Hong Kong Evening Reception –
Cracking the Nutshell: the dos and don’ts of international practice…

AIA Hong Kong Evening Reception – Cracking the Nutshell: the dos and don’ts of international practice… August 20, 2015 | 18:30 – 21:00

Architectural design is increasingly international in nature. Whilst the client’s brief for a building may be similar in different jurisdictions, the implementation of a project must often adhere to vastly different statutory mechanisms and regulatory processes.

Countries and cities have different controls on construction and design. As an international professional institute AIA Hong Kong is in a unique position to think about the impact of these systems on the built environment: Are certain concepts being stifled by overly stringent building codes? Are some ideas common practice in one place but illegal in others?

At the same time, a world where all regulatory systems are exactly the same might yield built environments that are eerily similar, other factors such as geography, climate and culture notwithstanding. <Read more

AIA Hong Kong – July President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings from AIA Hong Kong!

In July, we had the F11 Heritage Building tour in Happy Valley, which, I am told, participants really enjoyed.

An Italian design competition for a site in Hong Kong was also launched; several Italian architectural firms have registered for this and are looking for AIA HK members to team up with. I encourage members to let the chapter know if they are interested so we can help you join one of the teams and collaborate on the competition. There are prizes for the four wining entries but the top ten entries will be exhibited in Milan, and Hong Kong as well.

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[POSTPONED] Heritage/ Building Tour – Macau: City of Contrasts

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the AIA Hong Kong Heritage/Building Tour – Macau: City of Contrasts scheduled for Saturday, 1 August 2015, has been postponed until further notice.

If you have already submitted payment for this event, AIA Hong Kong will either:

– refund your payment in full, or
– apply your payment for the rescheduled tour once the new date has been confirmed

For those of you who have already paid for this tour, please contact Catherine Wong or Vivian Chan at the Chapter office to confirm which option you prefer.  Read more>

RIBA Hong Kong – Brick-on-Break

Brick-on-Break Last Thursday of the Month is Here Again

Don’t forget to come and join us tomorrow for a few drinks to catch up with old friends, meet new faces and find out more about the Chapter’s plans for our forthcoming events in 2015. Feel free to bring other members and friends along.

Date: Thursday 30th July 2015 Time: 6:30pm -10:00pm Venue: Fly

Address: G/F, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong


HKUST 25th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series, Inaugural Talk by Prof Steven Chu

Established in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is an international research university dedicated to create knowledge and to educate well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. We are privileged to have your unswerving support all along, which is instrumental to HKUST for acting as an innovation hub to promote intellectual exchanges and realizing its mission to advance learning and knowledge. READ More>