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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 – Charles G. Stone:
Cultural Light – The Instinctive and the Indigenous

AIA Hong Kong Evening Cocktail: Cultural Light – The Instinctive and the Indigenous
Charles G. Stone II, President of the award winning architectural lighting firm Fisher Marantz Stone
March 11, 2015 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM At the offices of Ronald Lu & Partners, Wanchai

Join us for cocktails and a chat with esteemed lighting designer Charles Stone, as his travels take him again to Hong Kong from New York. Charles, with his firm FMS, is the lighting genius behind projects and installations like the World Trade Center in New York, the Jin Mao in Shanghai, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and in Hong Kong, HSBC and Hong Kong International Airport. Read more >

AIA Hong Kong – February President’s Message

Dear AIA HK Members and Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to give you an update on some of the things the Chapter has been involved in over the last month.

In January we started the year with a Kick Off Party at Ping Pong, a trendy bar in Sai Ying Pun, well attended by members and Corporate Affiliates (CAs), along with potential new members and CAs. It was great to see continued support from the members and friends of AIA Hong Kong. We then had our first building tour to JCCAC and the SCAD, both of which are adaptively reused buildings within Sham Shui Po district.

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HKU Architectural Department: Public Lecture by Prof. Iain Borden

Lecture Synopsis:

How do we experience urban space, and how are the politics of the public realm made manifest through these experiences? In this talk, I consider recent work on automobile driving and, in particular, on-going research about skateboarding to explore how the different ways of moving through cities involve different cultural meanings, conflicts, negotiations and opportunities. With reference to Henri Lefebvre’s political and spatial theory, issues touched upon include aspects of appropriation, spectacle, social inclusion and exclusion, historic preservation and privatization. Examples of skateboarding practices referred to range from Los Angeles and London to Hong Kong and Kabul. READ More>