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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The French International School Tseung Kwan O Campus


AIA Hong Kong invites you to join our first building tour of 2019: the new French International School Tseung Kwan O campus, 28 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, NT, on February 23 (Saturday) 10:00 – 12 noon.

The French International School at Tseung Kwan O is Hong Kong’s greenest school, an open and active learning environment for kindergarten, primary and secondary level pupils.  Completed in September 2018, the 19,600 m2 campus sets an outstanding example for sustainability with its strategic use of daylight, extensive landscaping and energy saving features.

Due to the popularity of our building tours and limited space available, early registration is strongly recommended.  Priority will be given to AIA members.


RSVP here


Best Wishes for the Chinese New Year!


Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

Your Executive Committee has been planning a series of events for 2019 since the end of last year. In January our members enjoyed the Harvard Graduate School of Design and North American Alumni Gathering and joined the Design Trust Futures Studio Exhibition Curatorial Sharing Tour: “Play is for the People” .

We would now like to bring to your attention a number of other exciting programs scheduled for the next few months so you can plan ahead.

Further details of each event or building tour will be sent out as we approach the dates, but we encourage you to mark your schedules now.  We will provide further notifications and reminders of these events as soon as possible, and we look forward to your continued support!

Wish you have a prosperous Chinese New Year with great happiness, wisdom and good health.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

The Executive Committee of 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter


HKU: Spring 2019 Public Lecture Series

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join The HKU Spring Architecture Lecture Series 2019.

The first lecture will be From the Beginning … by Rocco Yim, BBS, JP, Hon AIA (HK), FHKIA, RIBA, and will be held on 15 February 2019 (Friday), at 6pm. The lecture will discuss how Hong Kong’s ‘regional-ness’ relates to her culture of materiality, or tectonics, and, in particular, traits such as resourcefulness, flexibility, practicality and inclusiveness – all of which are instrumental to the formulation of effective design strategies. These characteristics include stacking, mixing, linking, blurring and embracing, and ultimately result in architectural works that are not only special but also meaningful in our unique social and physical context. Only by connecting with relevant cultures of times past and present, so that it is both an expression of form and an interpretation of such cultures in their essence, can contemporary architecture embody an identity that is both regional and authentic for our city.

This event – and subsequent HKU lectures – are FREE.  HKU Campus Map

AIA members should RSVP via the Chapter Office ( by 13 February 2019 (Wednesday).  Attendees may receive 1.5 AIA CES LUs (pending CES team approval).

For enquiries, please contact Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong at 3917 7951 /

Thank you very much and we hope to see you on the 15th!



Harvard Graduate School of Design and North American Alumni Gathering


Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

Please join us for a reception with alumni and students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and North American Alumni, co-hosted by ChinaGSD and AIA Hong Kong on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at PMQ.

This will be a casual evening to welcome current Harvard GSD students, alumni and friends, and will also be a great opportunity to connect with the North American architectural community!

The event is free but, for our planning purposes, please RSVP via the AIA Hong Kong Chapter Office ( by January 19, 2019 (Saturday) to confirm your attendance.

We hope to see you there!


The Executive Committee of 2019 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 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



Young Architects Group Committee of the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

AIA New York Architecture and Design Grants and Scholarships

Calling All Emerging Young Architects!

We would like to draw your attention to a funding opportunity hosted by AIA New York, The Arnold W. Brunner Grant, which is open to submissions by mid-level architects, globally.

Winning one of these prestigious awards will enable you to pursue an architectural investigation of your choice that should contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. Your study must focus on contemporary architectural issues within a local and global context. Recipient(s) will be awarded up to US$15,000.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to further your professional development.  To read more about how to enter, please visit the AIA New York website.

The deadline for submissions is February 1st, 2019.


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.

This event is FREE.

AIA members may RSVP via the Chapter Office at by 21 January 2019 (Monday).  Attendees for the full lecture will receive 2 AIA CES LU/HSWs.


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

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 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

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