AIA Hong Kong – The AIA Luncheon
Date(s) - 04/06/2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2/F, Onfem Tower, 29 Wyndham Street
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In their return trip to Hong Kong, AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, and CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA, spent an evening with our recently inaugurated Young Architects Group as part of the chapter’s Leadership Series.
In the AIA National held in Atlanta the previous month, Elizabeth shared the stage with Former President Clinton to discussed equity. In the “I Look Up” video campaign, broadcast nationally and online, AIA architects share their stories with the public what inspire them. An informed public is our best alliance to a society hospitable to good architecture.
She also encouraged young architects to think globally, not only in the geographical sense, but also in terms of building capability in relevant fields such as science and financing. Robert Ivy also discussed AIA’s various initiatives. The AIA Knowledge Community is an online platform that AIA members around the globe can access forming communities to exchange ideas and knowledge among the wide range of subjects, be it about building technologies, codes, or practice. Early this year, he led AIA’s partnership with Clinton Foundation on the public health initiative, highlighting architect’s society responsibility in the built environment.
The ensuing dialogue covers issues that confront young architects. One recurring issue is that young architects, despite competence and capability, are often being dismissed for being inexperienced. Another issues is that U.S.-educated who have worked around the globe, confronting the challenges of licensure requirement as they move to a new country, or a new continent. For U.S.-educated architects who have returned to Asia, one resolution is to actually learn the local codes, by actually contributing via skills and knowledge. And for young architects looking for ways to get recognized, AIA National host emerging professional exhibit every year that young architects, regardless where they are, can join in the exhibit at AIA Headquarter in Washington D.C., no matter where they are.
Contributor: Vikki Lew, AIA, Chair of YAG
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