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2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2018 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting
Venue:Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Dear Members:

You are cordially invited to join us at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 20, 2018. 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 2019 Executive Members.
Immediately following the Annual Meeting, we will be showing the award-winning film The Competition, the first ever documentary to focus on the intensive and oftentimes controversial process of architectural competitions. A discourse on a number of prominent architects who satisfied the requirement “anyone who had won the Pritzker Prize, or similar qualifications”, the film features Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Norman Foster and the late Zaha Hadid. Afterwards, a sharing session with director Angel Borrego Cubero from Spain will be hosted by TECE GmBH.

We are pleased to offer the first 40 members who sign up 2 complimentary tickets for the movie (there are only 80 such tickets available). Seating is limited so please register to be able to attend this event, vote together with your fellow members and obtain the movie tickets.

Your participation is highly encouraged.  On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you there!


Anderson Lee, AIA                         Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA   
2018 President                                Vice President / President-elect 2019


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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Macau Tour - Morpheus, City of Dreams
Venue:Morpheus, City of Dreams

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 an exclusive building tour of Morpheus designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE sponsored by City of Dreams.

Morpheus, the new flagship hotel in the City of Dreams complex, is another striking “world’s first” contribution to Macau by Melco. It promises to deliver the very best to its guests as it redefines high-end hospitality with stunning guest rooms and villas, exquisite dining, leisure and entertainment facilities.

Inspired by jade artifacts, Morpheus is the world’s first free-form, exoskeleton, high-rise architectural structure which incorporates a number of architectural and technological breakthroughs.  A series of voids gives it complexity and volume, a unique appearance as well as exciting internal spaces. Its two towers are connected at the podium levels and at the roof, with two additional bridges for guests to experience the external voids within the building.   An exoskeleton mesh structure embracing its reinforced concrete core emphasizes its volume. Visually intriguing, the structure gives the building lateral stability and minimizes internal structural requirements for an optimum interior layout.

Neatly integrated with the external fabric, the Porte Cochère is in seamless harmony with the monolithic façade of the building.  Vertically, the atrium is split into two cores and the east and west side connect to the accommodation floors and additional VIP gaming areas. Riding in the panoramic lifts, guests are guaranteed magnificent views of the atrium and the captivating voids.  Morpheus consists of 772 hotel rooms on the higher floors, complemented by guest facilities including specialty restaurants, an executive lounge, a sky pool and VIP gaming and villas.

The tour will be led by City of Dreams Design Team.


This event will be our first overseas building tour for 2018 and, as only very limited space is available, early registration is strongly recommended.



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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong, HKIA & RIBA(HK) Joint Symposium: Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space
Venue:The Space @ D2 Place ONE


Please join us for a collaborative symposium with the HKIA and RIBA (HK): Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space cosponsored by Laws Group and Paul Y. Engineering.  This event will also be our Chapter’s Third Quarterly Meeting.

With the decrease in public spaces and an increase in the number of land sales, some of the world’s developers have now begun to create public spaces within their developments that enhance the immediate environment, even at the expense of their allowable buildable area. Although ‘private’ and ‘public’ are seemingly opposites, these initiatives aim to provide amenities for the general public, and architects and urban designers are increasingly tasked with providing creative solutions. Simultaneously, designers must constantly adapt to shifting government policies regarding the maximum amount of buildable area.



Anna Bond, MRICS
BSC. Land Management, University of Reading, UK
Portfolio Director, London Estate | Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Anna Bond joined Grosvenor Britain and Ireland in 2008 and has led a number of different development portfolios for projects such as Liverpool ONE, the London Gagosian Gallery, 875 California Street, Shanghai Parkside Plaza and Vancouver Connaught.

Prior to joining Grosvenor Anna was at DTZ in various advisory roles, working with clients on how to maximise the value of their assets, and undertaking acquisitions and disposals on their behalf.



Wenjing Huang, AIA
B. Arch, Tsinghua University and M. Arch, Princeton University
Founding Partner | OPEN Architecture, Beijing

Huang Wenjing is the founding partner of OPEN Architecture and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University School of Architecture.

She is licensed in New York State and was a senior designer and associate at the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I.M. Pei Architects).  Besides teaching at Tsinghua University, Huang has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and a senior editor of World Architecture magazine,from 2006 to 2007.

Current OPEN Architecture projects include the Pudong Art Museum, the Pingshan Performing Arts Center, the New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library and Sky City (Wuhan, China). Her Tsinghua Ocean Center, a laboratory and office building for the newly established deep ocean research base of Tsinghua University’s Graduate School, received an Award of Excellence in the 2018 Education Facility Design Awards by the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education.



Erik Gerard L’Heureux, AIA LEED AP BD+C
BA. Arch, Washington University and M. Arch, Princeton University
Vice Dean – Department of Architecture | National University of Singapore
Principal | Pencil Office, US

Erik L’Heureux was the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis for 2017 and is the Principal of Pencil Office.

He is the winner of AIA New York State Design Awards in 2012, 2009 and 2007 and won the 2015 Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University in 2015 for his research on architecture and the equatorial city.

Erik also co-curated exhibitions in Singapore and Paris and was the curator and designer of 1000 Singapores at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale in 2010.



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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The Xiqu Centre
Venue:The Xiqu Centre

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 building tour of The Xiqu Centre designed by Revery Architecture with Ronald Lu & Partners.

The Xiqu Centre is a modern home for Chinese Opera in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The building was conceived as a cultural sanctuary: a blend of theatre, art, and public space, and a place for contemplation and celebration. A gateway to the new Cultural District, the eight-storey building’s facade is reminiscent of a beaded curtain, akin to the type often seen in traditional Chinese opera. The centre has a total area of 13,800m² and houses the Grand Theatre, accommodating 1,050 seats.

In response to the unique nature of the Xiqu Opera art form, the acoustics of the main theatre have been designed to support the natural voice by encouraging earlier reflection, from an acoustically non-absorbent ceiling to the audience below, as well as by modulating the room’s reverberation time. Various other devices, including acoustic curtains and banners, will ensure clarity of sound for amplified performances.

The main theatre, with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city beyond, is flanked by two outdoor sky gardens. Below this are rehearsal spaces, lecture halls, classrooms, a teahouse theatre, retail areas and administrative offices – all of which overlook a central courtyard.

The tour will be led by Ronald Lu & Partners and Revery Architecture.

This event will be our last local building tour for 2018 and, as only limited space is available, early registration is strongly recommended.


Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects)

Revery Architecture is an innovative architectural and urban design practice with an emphasis on community-minded work. The firm, founded in 1982 by the late Bing Thom, is now led by Principals Venelin Kokalov and Michael Heeney who direct a team of 50, specializing in architecture and planning, engineering, sustainable building, interior design, project management, landscape design, and construction. With offices in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC., the staff originate from a dozen different countries and bring diverse language skills and multi-culturalism to the practice.


Ronald Lu and Partners (RLP)

Ronald Lu and Partners (RLP) is an award-winning architectural and interior design firm founded in 1976 and dedicated to the delivery of world-class projects across the globe. Based in Hong Kong, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, RLP now services a global client base spanning the public, commercial and institutional sectors with robust, practical and sensitive built solutions. The firm provides clients, users, local authorities and communities with better environments that create greater economic and social value. RLP design better life.


West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District is fast becoming an international-grade arts and culture hub on land originally reclaimed in the 1990s as part of the Airport Core Development Programme. Located on the peninsula west of Yau Ma Tei, the district will soon feature a museum of visual culture, numerous theatres, concert halls and other performance venues under the management of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, which is directly financed by a government endowment of HK$21.6 billion.



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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong YAG Networking Series - Emerging Architects: It's a Business Too!
Venue:The Artist House


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

Please contact Chapter office if you’re interested.

Please join us for our YAG Networking Series – Emerging Architects: It’s a Business Too! with Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE and TheeAe LTD.  This event is free but please RSVP by 27/7 (Friday).  Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

While the challenges of pursuing a career in architecture may be daunting – from the amount of education required, the length of an internship, licensure and exams, and the need to gain practical experience – the challenges of starting your own practice can be even more terrifying! To help demystify the process of how several young architects have started their own businesses, this AIA Hong Kong Young Architects Group presentation will feature three practitioners who will discuss the process they went through and the unique challenges they faced.

The founders of Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE, and TheeAe LTD.  will each spend 15 minutes on the ‘whys and hows’ of forming their own studios – and what they are doing to sustain them and continue their growth. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session that promises to be interesting.

Refreshments sponsored by Noble House Development.


Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter



Betty Ng, Assoc. AIA

IG: @kybeng @collective_studio #collective_studio

B.Arch, Cornell University and M.Arch, Harvard University

Founded COLLECTIVE in 2015

AIA Hong Kong Chapter Programs Committee 2018

Betty was Design Director at OMA Rotterdam, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the University of Hong Kong.


Chris Cho, AIA

IG: @chris_woo_hyun_cho

Arch, Yeungnam University and M.Arch, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech

Founded TheeAe in 2011

AIA Hong Kong Chapter Programs Committee 2018

Chris worked at SOM and Clark Nexsen and has won international design competitions.


Vicky Chan, AIA

IG: @avoidobvious

BArch, Pratt Institute

Founded Avoid Obvious Architects in 2012

AIA Hong Kong Chapter Programs Committee Co-Chair 2018

YAG Committee Co-Chair 2018

Vicky founded the volunteer organization Architecture for Children (AFC) to teach sustainable design and architecture in primary schools. AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award.


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