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.