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Date/Time Event
05/10/2017 - 09/10/2017
12:00 am
AIA International Region Conference in Prague - October 2017
Venue:AIA Europe / AIA IR

The Prague 20/20 Conference is nearly sold out due to huge demand. We encourage you to register as soon as possible here with AIA Europe.


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong Evening Cocktail - Design in Motion
Venue:Shun Lee Showroom

The world is facing an increasingly aging population, more and more of whom are afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Architects can have a real and tangible impact on the design of long-term care facilities that cater to people who need to live in what are now called memory care facilities. It is well kown that a properly designed environment can sometimes reduce Alzheimer patients’ symptoms of anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, hallucinations and agitation.

This course will share some best practices for the design of these highly specialized interior spaces, as well as a few items to avoid or carefully consider. More specifically, it will explore how the selection of interior colors, use of lighting, incorporation of daylight, and specification of flooring can help create an environment that promotes calm behavior and comfort, and encourages healthy socialization and safe ambulation.


Speaker: Athena Lam

With more than 10 years’ experience in the flooring products industry, Athena Lam is the Regional Sales Manager for Tarkett in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. She leads the company’s efforts in cultivating innovation, technology, use of materials and sustainability




6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong Evening Cocktail - The Idea of Light, by colourliving


Come join Colourliving, as they host a discussion with Elena Veneziani, from CoeLux.  Knowing the significance of natural light on health and emotions, Professor Paolo Di Trapani studied the different qualities of natural light that people perceive with the goal of recreating it in a laboratory environment.  Through this, he developed a solution that replicates the feeling of natural light to reproduce virtually the experience of the sun and sky.

With an emphasis impact of natural light on health and emotion, Elena Veneziani will discuss the challenge to architecture, reconnecting man with the natural environment and how to use the perception of space to improve the relationship with reality.



Elena Veneziani
Regional Key Account Manager, CoeLux

After the degree in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Elena worked for over 8 years in Asia supporting Italian companies expanding their business in the area, with particular focus on furniture and interior design products.

Elena is now regional key account manager for CoeLux in charge of Asia pacific and North American markets.






6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong Design Award Project Sharing and Tour - M Moser Associates
Venue:M Moser Associates Hong Kong Office


AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Program recognizes our members for design excellence. Uncovering featured AIA award winning projects over the last half a decade, the Chapter’s 20++ celebration this year recognizes the design excellence of AIA members practicing in Hong Kong.

As a winner of Interior Architecture AIA Hong Kong awarded projects, including GTB Shanghai, the first WELL recognized project in APAC, M Moser Associates welcomes you to a knowledge-sharing exhibition and tour of their recently revamped Hong Kong office space on September 14th 2017. Providing an integrated approach to delivering workplace strategy, design and construction, M Moser’s after work session will explore the execution of their new, agile environment, highlighting key staff health and wellness features. What does the future of workplace design look like? Join the event to find out more.


Moira Moser FAIA, FHKIA
On behalf of M Moser Associates, welcomes members and colleagues to this knowledge sharing exhibition, presentation and tour.


Rex Wong AIA
President 2017 AIA Hong Kong

Moira Moser FAIA, FHKIA 
Founder M Moser Associates

Presentation & Tour:
Dr Christine Bruckner FAIA, HKIA
2014-15 President AIA International Region
Director M Moser Associates

Sung Lee AIA
Member AIA HK Programs Committee
Director M Moser Associates



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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Third Quarterly Meeting – Collaborating with the Community: Design for the International Public Sector
Venue:BAU Showroom by TFH

In order to expand on this year’s theme: AIAHK20++, the Chapter’s third Quarterly Meeting will attempt to reinforce our role in promoting the benefits of working with American practitioners who also have an international perspective. The gathering will feature talks by our visiting Honors and Awards jurors, each of whom will share their experience as an AIA member practicing globally, as well as within the continental US.

The three distinguished Honors and Awards jurors will share their stories as AIA architects collaborating with the public sector in the US and overseas. Influenced by the global economy and the flood of digital information, the speakers will discuss their experiences, methods and challenges in working with different stakeholders. They will demonstrate how their work contributes to the people, cities and countries in which they practice.


Guest Speakers:

George Kunihiro, FAIA
Principal Architect, T-Life Architecture Environmental Lab, Tokyo

T-Life Architecture Environmental Lab is a global consulting firm based in Tokyo, with affiliate offices in the U.S. As the name suggests, T-Life, or “Total Life”, is a team practice that provides consulting services in the areas of “food, shelter and clothing” with its own architecture, urban design and interior design group – with a focus on modern Asian heritage in contemporary society.  George is Professor of Architecture at the Kokushikan University in Tokyo, Japan.  He has received Presidential Medals from the American Institute of Architects and from the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de Mexico in recognition of significant contributions in the field of architecture.


Claire Weisz, FAIA
Principal-in-Charge, WXY Architecture + Urban Design, New York

WXY is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts.  Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures and urban issues, the firm’s commissions are normally carried out in collaboration with community-based, public authority, and private clients.  Claire is the founding principal of WXY, which has received the League Prize from the Architectural League of New York and has been selected as one of the League’s Emerging Voices practices.  The firm has also received numerous other awards from both the AIA and the American Planning Association.


James Wright, FAIA
Senior Principal, Page Southerland Page (Page), Washington, DC

Page is a 400-plus person multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering firm with offices in the U.S. and abroad. The firm’s work consists largely of complex projects that benefit from its integrated disciplines and that make a significant impact on the communities they serve.  In 40 years of practice James has led the design of nearly $4 billion of building construction in the U.S. and more than 40 other countries. Joining Page as its Washington, DC, Principal in 1997, James developed a U.S. embassy design studio that transformed the five-person office he inherited to a team of 60 architects and interior designers which has since developed a vast portfolio of State Department work performed overseas.



Anderson Lee, AIA HKIA RIBA
Principal, Index Architecture Ltd.


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