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AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

Dear Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

You are cordially invited to join us at the AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

The year 2017 is very special for our chapter as we are celebrating our 20th Anniversaries.  This year’s theme, AIA20++, gives us an opportunity to reflect on our past achievements as we position ourselves for future growth and development.  The AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception is the highlight of the year for AIA members and it will be our honor if you can join our celebration with your presence.

The 2017 Honors and Awards award presentations will also take place during our Cocktail Reception.  The Awards will be presented to the winners for excellence in design, sustainability and dedication to the preservation and improvement of our natural and built environment.  We will also celebrate the emergence of young architects – and how we can further collaborate to promote design excellence moving forward.

Thank you and we hope to see you on November 7th to celebrate our 20th anniversary and to honor the award winners

On behalf of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, we thank you for your continuous support .

See you there!



Rex Wong, AIA                        Anderson Lee, AIA 
2017 President                        First Vice-president / President-elect 2018


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2017 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting

Dear Member:

This year, the AIA Hong Kong has curated a special program to complement the occasion of our Annual Meeting.  We will be screening the film “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future“, a special production on the life and career of the prominent Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen by his son Eric Saarinen. (Click here for details)

In addition, we are delighted to have invited William Lim, FAIA, Past President of AIA Hong Kong and his son Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA, current Chair of Communications Committee of AIA Hong Kong, both leaders of their own successful practices, to share with the audience their views on the film and other cross generation inspirations following the screening.

The Annual Meeting will have 3 agendas including: delivery of Chapter Report by the President, Financial Report by the Treasurer and Chapter Election for 2018 Executive Members.   (List of nominated candidates)    The AIA relies heavily on the personal involvement and commitment of its members.  Your participation is highly encouraged.  On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we thank you in advance for your support.



Rex Wong, AIA                        Anderson Lee, AIA 
2017 President                        First Vice-president / President-elect 2018


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AIA Hong Kong Evening Cocktail – Design in Motion

The world is facing an increasingly aging population, more and more of whom are afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Architects can have a real and tangible impact on the design of long-term care facilities that cater to people who need to live in what are now called memory care facilities. It is well kown that a properly designed environment can sometimes reduce Alzheimer patients’ symptoms of anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, hallucinations and agitation.

This course will share some best practices for the design of these highly specialized interior spaces, as well as a few items to avoid or carefully consider. More specifically, it will explore how the selection of interior colors, use of lighting, incorporation of daylight, and specification of flooring can help create an environment that promotes calm behavior and comfort, and encourages healthy socialization and safe ambulation.

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AIA Hong Kong Evening Cocktail – The Idea of Light, by colourliving

Come join Colourliving, as they host a discussion with Elena Veneziani, from CoeLux.  Knowing the significance of natural light on health and emotions, Professor Paolo Di Trapani studied the different qualities of natural light that people perceive with the goal of recreating it in a laboratory environment.  Through this, he developed a solution that replicates the feeling of natural light to reproduce virtually the experience of the sun and sky.

With an emphasis impact of natural light on health and emotion, Elena Veneziani will discuss the challenge to architecture, reconnecting man with the natural environment and how to use the perception of space to improve the relationship with reality.

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AIA Hong Kong Design Award Project Sharing and Tour – M Moser Associates

AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Program recognizes our members for design excellence. Uncovering featured AIA award winning projects over the last half a decade, the Chapter’s 20++ celebration this year recognizes the design excellence of AIA members practicing in Hong Kong.

As a winner of Interior Architecture AIA Hong Kong awarded projects, including GTB Shanghai, the first WELL recognized project in APAC, M Moser Associates welcomes you to a knowledge-sharing exhibition and tour of their recently revamped Hong Kong office space on September 14th 2017. Providing an integrated approach to delivering workplace strategy, design and construction, M Moser’s after work session will explore the execution of their new, agile environment, highlighting key staff health and wellness features. What does the future of workplace design look like? Join the event to find out more.

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Imagine 2060: Delivering Tomorrow’s Cities Together

AECOM-Asia Society Imagine 2060 Series, Sept 25. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most iconic waterfront cities, with its Victoria Harbor known and admired all over the world. Join us for this insightful afternoon discussion, which looks at Hong Kong’s latest waterfront transformation plans and highlights the transformations that other waterfront cities have undertaken. The discussion will also explore the Greater Bay Area initiative and its impact on Hong Kong’s economic developments.  More details here.


Urban Land Institute Idea Competition – Star Street Neighbourhood

AIA Hong Kong is supporting organization of ULI Young Leaders Group’s idea competition. The competition seeks design and business proposals for the sites in the Star Street neighborhood. Architects and designers under age 40 are welcome to participate. The competition period will run from late Sept to early Dec in two stages. Finalists will receive mentoring from industry leaders and the winning team will receive a cash prize.

See for further details. For inquiry, please email

I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

I.M. Pei, FAIA, who celebrated his centennial birthday in April 2017, has been called the most important living modern architect who has defined the landscapes of some of the world’s greatest cities. Asia Society is hosting two programs. A screening of the documentary I.M. Pei: Building China Modern will be held on Sept 14 (Thur), followed by a presentation and discussion of Pei’s works on Sept 19 (Thue). Registration here.

Third Quarterly Meeting – Collaborating with the Community:
Design for the International Public Sector

In order to expand on this year’s theme: AIAHK20++, the Chapter’s third Quarterly Meeting will attempt to reinforce our role in promoting the benefits of working with American practitioners who also have an international perspective. The gathering will feature talks by our visiting Honors and Awards jurors, each of whom will share their experience as an AIA member practicing globally, as well as within the continental US.

The three distinguished Honors and Awards jurors will share their stories as AIA architects collaborating with the public sector in the US and overseas. Influenced by the global economy and the flood of digital information, the speakers will discuss their experiences, methods and challenges in working with different stakeholders. They will demonstrate how their work contributes to the people, cities and countries in which they practice.

RSVP here.