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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).

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong 2018 Chapter Annual Dinner
Venue:The Square


Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Annual Dinner on Monday, November 19, 2018.

We are making a comeback to our beloved Rotunda at Exchange Square to host the Annual Honors and Awards Exhibition.  To celebrate this return, we will host our Annual Dinner at the Square: the restaurant that overlooks the Rotunda with our exhibition!  Seating is limited and please reserve your ticket!

We’re delighted to have Ir. Wai Chi Sing, GBS JP FHKEng, Managing Director of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to be the Guest of Honor for our event. The Annual Dinner is a year-end festive celebrations with AIA members and friends. We will also honor the 2018 Honors and Awards winners at the same event.

To enjoy the AIA Member Discount Rate, please reserve your ticket google online form or Registration Form by October 22nd (Mon).  Thank you and we hope to see you on November 19th for a fun evening and to honor the award winners!

The Executive Committee of 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2018 AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception
Venue:The Rotunda, Exchange Square

Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception on Monday, November 19, 2018.

We are delighted to have Raymond Wong, the concert master of Hong Kong new Philharmonia Orchestra who has performed as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Elite Chamber Orchestra to perform and celebrate with us!

The AIA Hong Kong 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, sustainability and dedication to the preservation and improvement of our natural and built environment. We will also 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 be made to recipients of Community Citations for projects that have benefited the public.

Awardees will be honored at our Honors and Awards Annual Dinner and all projects submitted in the architecture, interior architecture, urban design and unbuilt projects categories will be on display until November 22, at The Rotunda.

Please RSVP with the names of your guests by November 15th. Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

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

We hope to see you on November 19th.

The Executive Committee of 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter


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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Shenzhen Building Tour - Design Society
Venue:Design Society


Please join us for a building tour of Design Society, Shenzhen, designed by Maki and Associates.

Design Society, China’s dedicated design hub is housed within the Sea World Culture and Arts Center (SWCAC), a building designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA.  It includes a new Victoria & Albert Museum gallery — a collaboration between a British museum and a Chinese partner.

Additionally, SWCAC is Maki and Associates’ first completed building in China. Designed in 2011, every aspect of the building was crafted to reflect its function as a premiere public institution, as well as to make a connection between Sea World, Nüwa Coastal Park and the coastline. The 71,000-square-meter building covers six floors and can house multiple exhibitions simultaneously. The fusion of the building’s cultural and commercial program may be observed in the three main plazas positioned along the main axis of the building and it has also been designed to integrate with the surrounding park and waterfront, allowing visitors to walk around and explore freely.

Special Offer for AIA Members to join both the Ping An and Design Society tours – Registration fee (HK$380) to be paid and forward the payment record to latest by Oct 31 (Wed) 6pm to confirm the reservation.  Special offer bookings will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.



Special Thanks to:


Design Society

Design Society is a platform, where design is connected to the public and various industries in the most inclusive manner, and where culture and enterprise mutually inspire. It housed within the Sea World Culture and Arts Center aim to become an institution which enjoys discovering, experimenting and contributing to the future of Chinese creativity and beyond, Design Society is a place to connect and to spark new collaborations between design and people, institutions, industry, commerce, and daily life.


Maki and Associates

Maki and Associates is an internationally recognized architectural firm based in Tokyo, Japan and involved in projects worldwide. The firm was founded in 1965 by Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA, and provides comprehensive architectural design services ranging from urban design and master planning, site planning and feasibility studies, facilities programming, architectural building and facade design, and interior design.  The firm’s portfolio also includes renovations, restorations, and adaptive re-use of historic structures.


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