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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 Building Tour: Macau Tour – City of Dreams

Join AIA Hong Kong for a unique hard hat tour of the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed, fifth hotel tower at Macau’s City of Dreams.

With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the latest hotel at City of Dreams houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The design was conceived as a single “sculptural element” with two towers united by an exposed exoskeleton mesh structure. The effect is that the rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids that carve through the centre, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces. <read more/RSVP

AIA Hong Kong Fourth Quarterly Meeting –
Sustainable American Hardwoods
in Health Care Environments

Criswell Davis is a two-time cancer survivor and currently serves on the Patient Advisory Council for a new cancer treatment hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  As a member of this council he brings his vast American hardwood industry experience to the process of creating healing spaces for cancer patients who follow in his footsteps.

In this talk to the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, Criswell will present the historical context of using sustainable American hardwoods in interior design with a focus on the relationship between humans and natural timber finishes in Health Care environments. He will cite the many benefits to patients treated in those spaces and will also discuss “biophilic design” and how sustainable American hardwoods can play a key role in these design applications. <Read more/RSVP


Bing Thom Remembered

It is with deepest sadness to inform our members the passing of Bing Thom, a visionary, humanistic architect and a gentleman of the finest quality.

We would like to share Mrs. Bonnie Thom’s tribute with you.

Bing Thom was a good friend and supporter of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter.

He had met with many of us in 2013 when he gave a memorable lecture at the Asia Society on his design of the Xiqu Centre for Chinese Opera at the West Kowloon Cultural District.

We share below a few photos of him from that event.

NCARB – National Architect: Why It’s Never Too Late to Earn an Architecture License

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Retrofit.

It’s an exciting time to be an architect. Employment rates are expected to grow by 7 percent over the next decade—particularly as shifting demographics, consumer behaviors, and emerging technology influence how we approach the built environment. Which is why it’s the perfect time to get back in the game and earn an architecture license.

Demand for spaces that protect not only the public’s safety, but also their health and well-being, is transforming the AEC marketplace. And possessing the knowledge and skills to effectively design, build, and manage these projects has never been more important.

In light of these trends, it comes as no surprise that the number of professionals working toward an architecture license reached an all-time high in 2015. Yet, we all know someone who had to put their licensure goals on hold—whether to care for family, join the military, pursue new career opportunities, or any number of personal reasons. READ More>

[UIA 2017 Seoul – Call for Design Works and Papers

The UIA (International Union of Architects) world congresses are a premier forum for professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the best and latest practices, visions and first-hand experience.

The UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress will take place from September 3 to 10, 2017 in Seoul, Korea. The UIA 2017 Seoul Scientific Program will provide an opportunity for the presentation of Design Works and Papers under the primary theme, “SOUL OF CITY”. Architects who are willing to focus on architectural design projects (either realized or planned) are recommended to check “Call for Design Works. And Architects who are willing to focus on academic research are recommended for “Call for Papers”.

* Deadline of Abstract Submission is November 30, 2016.

Call for Design Works :

Call for Papers :

* Information in other official languages is also available (French, Spanish, Russian).

If you have any inquiries or need more information, please contact at UIA 2017 Seoul Secretariat (