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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Starmaker with Teresa Norton


Mark you calendar and join us on Thursday, March 17th, when Teresa Norton of STARMAKER will share her techniques and tips for capturing business and building long-term relationships with clients through the use of strategic storytelling.  A client who had Teresa Norton deliver her theater-based approach to over 300 senior leaders and team members, dubbed the training “RockStar Presentations”.  Whether you are an “Old Dog” or a “Young Gun” you are sure to come away with something you can put into action during your next client presentation.

During the cocktail reception, a guided tour of the premises will be arranged for interested members by JEB, a global supplier of architectural products and services.

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Teresa Norton 

Teresa Norton brings a lifetime of professional theater experience and over 30 years living in Greater China to her coaching, training and consulting on how to inspire confidence, lead with authenticity, communicate with impact and engage across cultures.  Teresa shares what theater directors do to bring out the best in others and is regularly asked to speak at business forums and conferences throughout Asia, North America and Europe about her unique theater-based approach to leadership, teamwork and the challenges facing Chinese companies in the drive for innovation.

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour - Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Venue:Asia Society Hong Kong Center

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Located in the heart of the central business district, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (the “Center”) is situated at the Old Victoria Barracks, Former Explosives Magazine site. Steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty it is an excellent example of Conservation Architecture in Hong Kong.
The 1,364 hectare site, which houses a group of four former British military buildings, was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Subsequently expanded and then taken over by the Royal Navy in the early 20th century, the site was abandoned in the 1990s until it was granted to the Center by the HKSAR Government for adaptive reuse. An integral part of the British military lands and one of the few remaining sites of the Victoria Cantonment, the site is an important and tangible link to Hong Kong’s colonial past.
Through the vision of internationally acclaimed Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and as a result of careful conservation, restoration and adaptive reuse, the site was successfully transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in 2012. The Center creatively combines new construction with four former military buildings, three of which are listed as Grade 1 Historic Buildings, while the fourth, a post-war utilitarian building located down the hill from the compound, is Grade 2 listed. Today the site is home to a stunning, multi-purpose Entrance Pavilion that is linked by a double-decker footbridge to the heritage site, which now houses a gallery, theatre, offices and function rooms.
The Center combines heritage conservation with a distinctive modern aesthetic allowing it to extend its educational programs to the larger community and received an AIA National Honor Award in 2016.


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10:00 am - 11:30 am
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour - <br/>St. Andrew's Church Life Centre, Kowloon
Venue:St. Andrew’s Church Life Centre

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St. Andrew’s Church occupies a century-old, heritage-listed site on Nathan Road, in the heart of the commercial district of Kowloon.  The church faced the dilemma of how to expand significantly without disrupting the character of its historic buildings and grounds.  The architect proposed a largely underground building, with natural light received via skylights in a landscaped green roof that restored the original courtyard to the historic church.  Known as the Life Centre, this contemporary addition was completed last year and features an 850-seat auditorium and youth fellowship rooms.  This project received the only AIA Hong Kong Honor Award in Architecture in 2015.

Join AIA Hong Kong for a first-hand account of the design and construction of this challenging project with its architect, Prof. Nelson Chen, FAIA, who started his firm in Hong Kong thirty years ago and continues to lead his award-winning practice while also now heading the School of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2016 Kinoshita Lecture in Architecture by Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects (18 February 2016)
Venue:Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre

Dear Fellow AIA Members,

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Kinoshita Lecture in Architecture to be held on 18 February 2016 (Thursday) at 5:30 pm in Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre at G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (Map)

This lecture will be delivered by Thom Mayne, recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2005, AIA Gold Medal 2013 and the American Academy Rome Prize Fellowship 1987.  As the founding principal of Morphosis Architects, he has designed some of the most innovative buildings of the 21st century, including the new Bill & Melinda Gates Hall at Cornell University, Emerson College Los Angeles, and the academic building for Cooper Union in New York City, among numerous other award-winning design projects worldwide.

Please join us for this annual lecture organized by School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kickoff Party 2016
Venue:Ebb & Flow

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