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Date/Time Event
06/06/2019 - 08/06/2019
All Day
AIA Conference on Architecture 2019


Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

You are cordially invited to join AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 June 6-8, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The theme this year is Blueprint for a Better Future, with a focus on cities like Las Vegas as incubators for transformation and leading trends.

Future Cities
Beyond its excess, extremes, and appetite for the ersatz, Las Vegas is a global pioneer in design. Its ever-changing landscape is a ‘test tube’ for the kind of transformation that influences architecture and design trends the world over, not just the casinos and nightlife, but the hospitals, schools, community centers, parks, apartment buildings, and art installations that are part of people’s everyday lives.  This work is a testimony to how architects are designing a better future by taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today.

At A’19 some of the most creative architects, designers, visionaries, and trend curators will explore designing a better future, for everyone.

The A’19 program will include sessions on artificial intelligence, data visualization, 3D concrete printing, Amazon Spheres, tall wood, nano-grid condos, immigrant architects, overcoming homelessness, the latest in WELL design, the energy-hog myth, designing border crossings and ports of entry, zero net energy affordable housing, new codes and standards, and architecture tours of local standouts like Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Seven Magic Mountains, and the Downtown Container Park.

Register NOW!



10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The French International School Tseung Kwan O Campus
Venue:The French International School Tseung Kwan O Campus

Dear AIA members and friends,

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.

The facility was designed by Henning Larsen, practitioners of sustainable design and inclusive design strategies, and the tour will be led by Henning Larsen’s Elva Tang and Claude Bøjer Godefroy, together with Jean-Charles Querette, Int’l Assoc. AIA, former Project Manager for the school.

On this tour you will experience Henning Larsen’s renowned approach to daylighting design and see how the school’s collaborative learning vision has been implemented within an innovative open classroom concept.  You will also learn about many of the state-of-the-art sustainable design strategies incorporated into the campus.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!



The 2019 Programs Committee of AIA Hong Kong




Special Thanks to




About Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen is a Copenhagen-based architectural studio with seven offices worldwide. The firm specializes in identity-creating cultural buildings, educational institutions, headquarters, and urban planning. Their projects have received a number of prestigious awards including a Mies van der Rohe Award and four AIA International Design Awards. HLA has won over 35 design competitions in the last five years alone. 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard Graduate School of Design and North American Alumni Gathering
Venue:PMQ Hub


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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
YAG Architectural Sketching with Students, Tai Kwun
Venue:Tai Kwun


We are excited to host our third annual architectural sketching session and tour of Tai Kwun on December 10th (Monday) with students from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  We will also be spending our time with local students from the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Hong Shi Morninghope School.  The Morninghope School teaches secondary school students who have intellectual disabilities.

It will be a fun morning of sketching and working with the next generation of potential architects, designers, and artists, while sharing with them the importance of architecture and the architectural heritage of Hong Kong.

The event is FREE, so please join us with your drawing pads and tools and connect with Hong Kong’s past and future!

Please RSVP via



10:00am-11:30am: Sketching and tour of the Herzog De Meuron Building.

11:30am-12:00pm: Presentations and picnic

Special Thanks to:


Architecture for Children

Architecture for Children (AFC) is a program developed by a group of volunteers in Hong Kong and New York who come multiple backgrounds but all believe creative thinking can help educate our future leaders.  AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award and was founded by Vicky Chan, AIA.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Architectural Docent Tour, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Venue: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).

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