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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 2030 – International Approaches to Energy Performance

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Between 2010 and 2030, 85 billion square meters of new and rebuilt buildings will be constructed in cities worldwide (source: UN Habitat). While such development will place extreme stress on our climate and resources, built environment professionals have the greatest opportunity to improve the efficiency of cities and to reduce carbon emissions related to buildings. Sean Quinn of AIA Hong Kong, Ir Conrad Wong of the HK Green Building Council (HKGBC) and Dr. Benny Chow, member of the International Round Table of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), will explain how design practitioners can become more engaged in sustainable design and carbon neutral urbanization. They will discuss various programs – including the AIA 2030 Commitment, the HK 3030 Campaign, LEED v.4 and the respective methods and resources involved in the design of high-performance buildings. Following the presentation, a panel discussion will be led by Dr. Thomas Tang of AECOM on the challenges presented to architects by local and international markets Read more>

2014 Honors & Awards “Call for Entries”

Dear Members:

Once again it is time for our annual AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Program.

We encourage all members to submit their work for this prestigious event, which has become increasingly well known to other professionals and the public in the International Region.

Please note that the deadline for submission is August 22, 2014 and, for any enquiries, please contact info@aiahk.org.

                                                             CALL FOR ENTRIES

Save the Date for our 2014 Honors & Awards Exhibition and Celebration on November 14, 2014.

‘Starachitects’ Aren’t the Problem, Architecture Is

Are “starchitects” ruining the skyline? Probably not anymore than a dearth of architects has ruined the suburban landscape. Witold Rybczynki likes Norman Foster’s London Gherkin but what of his utterly context-averse Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif.?

While there’s no question that there are a lot of terrible buildings emerging across the globe, we can’t place the blame for that on a handful of international superstars.

For one, there’s no skyscraper without a client – who presumably has presented a program to his architect that asked for impossible heights and singular architectural moves. Second, Rybczynki’s framing of a small handful of architects as a ruinous cabal ascribes to a pretty outdated idea of the architect as a solitary genius. READ More >

AIA Hong Kong Corporate Affiliate: Lutron
Light the Way to LEED v4

Please join us to learn how light controls help achieve LEED v4 certification in new construction and major renovations of commercial buildings. This will be a sit down dinner held in the recently completed Congress Plus Restaurant which is pending LEED certification.

This program is registered with GBCI and AIA / CES. LEED APs and AIA members can earn 1 LEED specific education hour and AIA / CES learning unit upon completion of this seminar.

Speaker: Patrick Yam has over 7-year of experiences in design and installation of energy-efficient light management systems for various projects, including both LEED and HKBEAM installations successfully commissioned in mainland China and Hong Kong. Patrick is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of Platinum

Date: August 5, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 6:30 -8:30 PM – Dinner starts at 7:00 PM

Venue: Congress Plus Restaurant 4/F Phase 1 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

RSVP, please click Here