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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nourishing the Senses: Restaurant Architecture of Bentel & Bentel
Venue:Clipper Lounge, American Club


Nourishing the Senses
Carol Bentel, FAIA, is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, FAAR ’94. She has taught at Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech, and the Architectural Association in London.In her talk to AIA International and AIA Hong Kong, Carol will share her experience in restaurant design and the collective research that her firm, Bentel & Bentel, has been doing for the last 30 years. She will discuss many of the issues surrounding hospitality design, including the use of natural materials and art, and the firm’s stated goal of making spaces that become community institutions that endure, rather than relying on design conventions. Her talk will also touch on how the firm seeks inspiration from local history, regional styles, prevailing building methods, environmental conditions and the landscape or urban context in which they are working.This lecture is a double event with AIA International and AIA Shanghai. Carol will first present her talk in Beijing at the Yale Center, on November 29th, and then in Hong Kong at the American Club on December 4th, when we will have an opportunity to hear her speak.

Bentel & Bentel
Since its founding in 1957, Bentel & Bentel, Architects/Planners, has acquired a reputation for superior contemporary design.  Their work is consistently bold, modern, creative and beautifully resolved.  It spans a wide range of building types and scales, from urban environments to refined interiors and furnishings. They consistently demonstrate their belief that great design manifests its virtues in both practical and aesthetic ways.



Dr. Carol R. Bentel, FAIA, ASID, IIDA
Partner of Bentel & Bentel

Carol R. Bentel received her undergraduate degree in architecture at Washington University and her graduate degree in architecture at North Carolina State University. Prior to receiving her PhD in the history and theory of modern architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice. She has delivered lectures at Harvard, MIT, Yale, the Architectural Association in London, and at the Centro Palladio in Vicenza . Carol has published numerous articles on Italian Modernism and has also been the national chair of the AIA Committee on Design.


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10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Architectural Sketching with Students
Venue:Kwun Tong Promenade, meeting at the sculptural tower on the southeast end near the intersection of Hoi Bun Road and Tsun Yip Street


Seeing, perceiving, imagining and rendering. Architecture begins with observation, inspiration, a dot and a line, sketches and analysis that become future buildings and future cities. Volunteers from the AIA will join design students from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) as well as local primary school students to mentor and lead a “draw the city” workshop in an exploration of architectural seeing and sketching.

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Additional Notes: Outdoor event – dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, we will seek nearby shelter. All participants should bring their own drawing materials.



6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception
Venue:Marketplace, PMQ


Dear Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

You are cordially invited to join us at the AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

The year 2017 is very special for our chapter as we are celebrating our 20th Anniversaries.  This year’s theme, AIA20++, gives us an opportunity to reflect on our past achievements as we position ourselves for future growth and development.  The AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception is the highlight of the year for AIA Hong Kong members and it will be our honor if you can join our celebration. We’re delighted to have Mr. Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment Bureau, HKSAR to be the Guest of Honor of our event.

The 2017 Honors and Awards presentations will also take place during our Cocktail Reception.  The Awards will be presented to the winners 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 – and how we can further collaborate to promote design excellence moving forward.

Thank you and we hope to see you on November 7th to celebrate our 20th anniversary and to honor the award winners

On behalf of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, we thank you for your continuous support .

See you there!



Rex Wong, AIA                        Anderson Lee, AIA 
2017 President                        First Vice-president / President-elect 2018



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01/11/2017 - 14/11/2017
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
2017 AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Exhibition


The AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards program celebrates the most outstanding designs submitted by our members each year. It also recognizes the contributions of those individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an ability to raise public awareness of issues relating to architecture and the built environment.

The pop-up exhibition will display all of our members’ submissions in the architecture, interior architecture, urban design and unbuilt projects categories. In addition, students from both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be cited for their talent in architectural studies.

The 2017 Honors and Awards presentations will take place during our 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on November 7, 2017. (Click here for details)

We hope to see you at PMQ!


4:15 pm - 7:00 pm
2017 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting
Venue:Asia Society Hong Kong Center


Dear Member:

This year, the AIA Hong Kong has curated a special program to complement the occasion of our Annual Meeting.  We will be screening the film “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future“, a special production on the life and career of the prominent Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen by his son Eric Saarinen. (Click here for details).

In addition, we are delighted to have invited William Lim, FAIA, Past President of AIA Hong Kong and his son Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA, current Chair of Communications Committee of AIA Hong Kong, both leaders of their own successful practices, to share with the audience their views on the film and other cross generation inspirations following the screening.

The Annual Meeting will have 3 agendas including: delivery of Chapter Report by the President, Financial Report by the Treasurer and Chapter Election for 2018 Executive Members.  (List of nominated candidates)   The AIA relies heavily on the personal involvement and commitment of its members.  Your participation is highly encouraged.  On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we thank you in advance for your support.



Rex Wong, AIA                        Anderson Lee, AIA 
2017 President                        First Vice-president / President-elect 2018


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