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2019 AIA Hong Kong Annual General Meeting is going online!


Dear Members,

Due to the fact that the Annual General Meeting had to be postponed as a result of uncertain conditions around Admiralty on the 5th October, we have decided to reschedule the meeting and host it online, for the first time ever. You are cordially invited to join this event on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm.


As usual, the agenda will be as follows:

– Chapter Report by the President

– Financial Report by the Treasurer

– Introduction of Nominees for your 2020 Executive Committee


The floor will be open for questions and comments at various points during the call to allow participants the opportunity to engage. Afterward, we will ask members to vote on slated topics, using an online form.

The Executive Committee will be hosting the meeting from the Chapter office in PMQ, in person, from 6:00 – 8:00pm. If you are able to do so, please join us there. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Otherwise, the meeting will take place via GoToMeeting.  Please join us from your computer, tablet or smartphone. and don’t forget to download GoToMeeting prior to the start time.


On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to your participation!



Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA                     Vicky Chan, AIA   
2019 President                                   Vice President / President-elect 2020




AIA Hong Kong 2019 Chapter Annual Dinner



Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong

You are cordially invited to join us for the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Annual Dinner on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Square Restaurant, Exchange Square.  Seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets now!

The Annual Dinner is a year-end celebration for AIA members and friends and we’re delighted to announce that Thierry Paret, FAIA, President, AIA International Region will be our Guest of Honor for this event. We will be honoring our 2019 Honors and Awards winners during the evening, in addition to recognizing the contributions of all members during the year.

To enjoy the AIA Member rate for the dinner, please complete the Reservation form by October 28th  (Monday).  Thank you and we hope to see you on November 12th for a fun and festive evening!


The Executive Committee of 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter


Annual Dinner Reservation Form

HKU: Fall 2019 Public Lecture Series



AIA Hong Kong invites you to join The University of Hong Kong Fall 2019 Architecture Lecture Series.

The lectures will be held at the University’s Knowles Building on Thursday / Friday / Saturday nights, starting at 6:30pm. Kindly refer to the event poster and/or the calendar link below for the date and subject of each lecture.

These events are free but AIA members must RSVP Eunice Kwok from the University of Hong Kong to make sure they are registered to attend, and remember to sign the attendance form upon arrival to receive up to 1.5 AIA CES/LUs per lecture (pending CES team approval).  For AIA CES/LUs enquiries, please contact the Chapter Office at

RSVP Eunice at:
Include the following on the subject line: Event name / membership number / given name and surname.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you there!


If you wish to add the Lecture Series to your Google calendar, please select the link: Add Calendar

2019 AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception




Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

The annual Honors & Awards event is the highlight of the year for AIA Hong Kong members and we would be honored if you can join the celebration. Awards will be presented for excellence in design, planning, sustainability, and dedication to the preservation and improvement of our built environment. We will celebrate the emergence of young architects with awards for scholastic achievement to students from both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong and presentations will also be made to Honorary Members as well as to recipients of Community Citations for projects that have benefited the public.

Each awardee will be recognized at our Annual Dinner and all projects submitted in the architecture, interior architecture, urban design and unbuilt projects categories will be on display from November 11 – 14, 2019 at The Rotunda.

Please RSVP and advise the names of your guests, if any, by November 1st.  Walk-in attendees will be charged HK$100.

Thank you for your kind attention to this invitation and for your continued interest in AIA Hong Kong.

We hope to see you on November 12th!

The Executive Committee of 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter






2019 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting

After careful consideration of the safety of our guests,  we have decided to postpone our event and reschedule our Annual Meeting for a later date.


Dear Members:

You are cordially invited to join our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This event is free and exclusive for members only! The meeting agenda will include a Chapter Report by the President, a Financial Report by the Treasurer and the Chapter Election for 2020 Executive Council (EXCO) Members.

At 3:30pm, we will show a 50-minute film of the premiere concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Review by The New York Times) and a 50-minute companion documentary depicting the making of the building. Our sponsor and Corporate Affiliate, Betrue, have volunteered their state-of-the-art sound equipment to bring out the finest details from the concert and we will provide sketching paper and pens to encourage our audience to document their vision during the performance. The intention is that these sketches will connect the music to the architecture – and the results will be edited and exhibited online.

We are pleased to offer the first 40 members who confirm their attendance one (1) extra complimentary ticket for a friend or family member. Seating is limited so please register to be able to attend this event, vote together with your fellow members and obtain complimentary tickets for both films.  

Your participation is highly encouraged.

On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you there!



Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA                         Vicky Chan, AIA   
2019 President                                              Vice President / President-elect 2020


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In Memoriam: Barry Fegan Will, FHKIA RAIA APA

AIA Hong Kong Tribute to Barry Fegan Will, FHKIA RAIA APA

Dear AIA Members and Friends,

It is with profound sadness that our Chapter has learned that Barry Fegan Will, FHKIA RAIA APA, died on 29 August 2019 at the age of 74.

Barry Will was Executive Director of WCWP International, a globally recognized architectural practice of 150 staff with offices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai. In addition, he was renowned as an architectural educator in his former roles as both Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture (1990-98) at the University of Hong Kong as well as a greatly respected leader of many professional institutes. These included serving as President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (1999-2000), Chairman of the Architects Registration Board (1991-92) and Chairman of ARCASIA (2003-04), among several other leadership positions and distinctions.

In addition, Professor Will lectured and served on exam panels and advisory committees at several regional schools of architecture, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, among others.

Earlier this summer, AIA Hong Kong nominated Barry Will to receive Honorary Affiliate Membership “in recognition of distinguished contributions in the Chapter’s region for more than four decades as a leading architect in global practice, faculty dean of architecture, mentor to students and young practitioners, and chairman of architectural institutes, boards and councils in Hong Kong, China and Asia.” This title will be awarded posthumously at the Chapter’s annual awards ceremony in November.

In addition to his contributions to architecture, we will remember Barry Will for his engaging personality and generosity in all aspects of his life – professional, academic and institutional – and he will be greatly missed by us all.

AIA Hong Kong 2020 Chapter Election

Dear Members,

As a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Hong Kong is required to hold annual elections for the following positions:

Vice President / President-elect (for 2021)

Although these positions are voluntary and unpaid, it is essential to the health of the Chapter that qualified individuals contribute their time, energy and professional experience in whatever capacity they can to ensure that AIA Hong Kong continues to thrive and to serve its members effectively.

There are also five standing committees:
Honors and Awards
The Young Architects Group (YAG)

As we rely heavily on the personal involvement and commitment of our members, we strongly encourage and welcome your participation either as one of our three elected Officers or as a member of a Committee / YAG based on your area of interest.

Note that self-nominations for any of the above positions/committees are welcome.

Please click here for further details about the upcoming election and send the completed Nomination Form(s) to the Chapter Office by September 20, 2019 Friday. The Chapter Election will take place at our 2019 Annual Meeting on October 5, Saturday at 2:30pm in the Miller Theater of Asia Society Hong Kong.

Your continued participation and involvement is greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your support.



Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA                       Vicky Chan, AIA 
2019 President                                            Vice President / President-elect 2020

AIA Hong Kong, HKIA and RIBA (HK) Smart City Series Design Competition: Thank you Jurors!

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong

Thank you for participating in AIA Hong Kong’s first, joint Smart City Competition with the HKIA and RIBA (HK).  Our finalists will give their second presentation to the jurors on September 16 (Monday).

Our jurors represent six organizations, all of which participate in the design sector in different ways: Florence Chan, AIA (KPF); Corrin Chan, HKIA, Assoc. AIA ; Alex Fung, RIBA (HK); Denise Lau, CEO (COLOURLIVING); Brenda Au, (EKEO); and Sam Lam (Hong Kong Design Center).

Thank you to our jurors for their valuable time and input in selecting the finalists. In the first phase, the jurors reviewed the submissions and narrowed the selection down to a small group of finalists.  The jurors’ comments were shared with the finalists in preparation for the second phase of adjudication when the finalists will present their revised concepts to the panel, in person.

Stay tuned for more talks and workshops in our Smart City Series in November and December and Save the Date for our Symposium on December 2nd at the Energizing Kowloon East Office (EKEO) in Kwun Tong. The event will be sponsored by COLOURLIVING and co-organized with BODW CityProg 2019.


Vicky Chan, AIA
Chair, Joint Competition Organizing Committee



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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour : K11 ARTUS – A Journey of Art and Craft

Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out.   

Please contact Chapter office if you wish to be on our waiting list.

Please join us for a tour of K11 ARTUS, a comprehensive hotel services apartment just opened in July 2019.

Taking pride of place on Victoria Harbor, K11 ARTUS highly coveted views across the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour define the epitome of indulgent living.  It promotes complete porosity between indoor and outdoor living experiences and built to preserve and promote fast-disappearing artisanship.

In this tour, Design Architect of K11 ARTUS – KPF, will take the group for a preview of this long-stay hotel for a visit. The tour will be joined by representatives from K11 ARTUS. A brief discussion on the whole development – Victoria Dockside, will also be included.



AIA Hong Kong – YAG ARE Study Group



At present, Hong Kong is one of only 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, August 24th 2019, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ, we will host a discussion in AMA  (“Ask Me Anything”) format 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 priority will be given to AIA members.  HK$50 will be charged for non-members.  Register via  RSVP Only



Young Architects Group Committee of the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter