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AIA Hong Kong – Nov President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings from AIA Hong Kong! Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In November we had our Inaugural Annual Dinner, a brown bag lunch seminar, and the YAG Social Mixer, making it a month to remember. A big welcome to our new Silver Sponsor, BSC Colourliving, joining our Annual Gold Sponsor, Big Ass Fans.

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AIA Hong Kong – Oct President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings from AIA Hong Kong!

Thanks to all of you it has been great experience working withExCo, Committee Chairs and members to raise the profile of AIA Hong Kong while also serving the members.

At the end of September we had our H&A Awards night, followed by our fourth Quarterly, the Story of Lan Kwai Fong, with Allan Zeman. We are now very busy planning upcoming events including our Inaugural Annual Dinner at the Island Shangri-la, a brown bag lunch on self-tinting glass at the JEB showroom and a YAG social mixer for emerging architects.

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AIA Hong Kong – Sept President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings from AIA Hong Kong!

September started off with the opening of William Lim’s Fundamental, showcasing forty years of his work and highlighting the inspiration for his designs from the east. Many of you attended the preview night and joined in the roundtable discussion that I moderated with a panel that included key local and international designers. I also attended the AIA Reception in Seoul with our AIA President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, and Ray Kang This was well attended and could well be the beginning of a chapter in Korea. Some us also attended the AIA International Region (IR) conference in Kyoto organized by George Kunihiro and Christine Bruckner, President of the IR. Several keynote speeches were given by famous Japanese architects such as Fumihiko Maki, Kengo Kuma, Shigeru Ban as well as Ken Yeang, and there were many building, heritage and city tours that explored Kyoto and environs, with a memorable end-of-conference dinner at Kodaiji temple. This, in particular, was a magical night and a tough act to follow.

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AIA Hong Kong Quarterly Meeting:
Urban Transformation –
The Story of Lan Kwai Fong

AIA Hong Kong 4th Quarterly Meeting: 
Urban Transformation – The Story of Lan Kwai Fong
with 
Allan Zeman – Successful Businessman to Hong Kong’s Global Ambassador
October 15, 2015 | 18:30 – 21:00

Join us for cocktails, with an exclusive tour of the California Tower and an inspirational talk by the ‘founder of Lan Kwai Fong’- Dr. Allan Zeman.

Allan Zeman has lived in Hong Kong for more than 40 years, during which time he has established extensive property development and other business interests throughout the city, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. He will present the story of Lan Kwai Fong and his role in the transformation of the area into an attractive night life destination which has become a sought after brand in itself, in China and other parts of the region. He is in a unique position to share his thoughts on the importance of well-designed urban environments and the infrastructure that is conducive to active city living. <Read more/RSVP

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AIA Hong Kong – Aug President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings from AIA Hong Kong!

August was a busy month for the Chapter with the Honors and Awards Adjudication, and our thanks go out to the Jury including Leslie Lu, AIA, of HK Design Centre, Michael Ngu, AIA, of architects61 from Singapore, Michael Thanner, Assoc. AIA, of Tange Associates from Tokyo, Hannes Pfau of UNStudio from Shanghai and Rocco Yim of Rocco Design Architects. Although it was a bit hectic for Vivian and Catherine we also managed to have an elegant dinner hosting the jurors at the President’s Room in the Aberdeen Marina Club, where they shared their experiences and the dos and don’ts of international practice. This was a great opportunity to learn from these award-winning architects who discussed the impact of varied regulations, building codes and zoning practices on their building designs and their ability to innovate. The fact that the conversation carried on until late was evidence of the success of the event.

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