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HKIA/ARB Professional Induction Workshop 2016

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) is now inviting eligible non-local professionals to apply to HKIA for admission as HKIA member via the Professional Induction Workshop (PIW) and Professional Interview, which will be held in the 4th quarter of 2016. 

Eligibility
Applicant shall be a holder of professional qualification/registration by a recognised national professional/registration body of architects, with adequate post-professional qualification / registration practical experience, as listed in the HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment Handbook Section 4 (refer Appendix A). 

The national professional/registration body of architects currently recognized by HKIA and Architects Registration Board (ARB) include

Country Registration Board / Professional Institute
United Kingdom – Architects Registration Board (ARB)
– Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
USA – National Council of Architects Registration Boards (NCARB)
– Amercian Institute of Architects (AIA)
Canada – By provincial registration
Australia – Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)
– Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
New Zealand – Architects Education and Registration Board, New Zealand (AERB)
– New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)

Applicants are also required to attend the HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment – Lecture & Seminar Series Paper 1 and 2 lectures with at least 80% attendance, before he or she is admitted to attend the Professional Induction Workshop and the Professional Interview.

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AIA Hong Kong – Dec President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Greetings from AIA Hong Kong! Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

In December we had our Holiday Party at PMQ and, more recently, the AHEC sponsored seminar on American Hardwoods. Both events were successful and well attended by members and friends.

Our Holiday Party was held at PMQ in early December to kick off the festive season. Thanks to Event Sponsor, Orientop, it was a fun event with a great turnout showcasing the Chapter’s office at PMQ. Our special guest was Bertrand Coldefy, President of the Continental Europe Chapter of the AIA International Region. Beyond that, it was good to see more young members joining the fun, including students from CUHK and SCAD from the US. There was a charity raffle, with some gifts donated by our Corporate Affiliates and AIA Hong Kong. We collected HK$5,000 and the Chapter will double that amount and donate it towards two charities – the Society for Community Organizations – catering to the housing needs of the urban poor here in Hong Kong – and the Spandana Society, an NGO offering a home for street children in Hyderabad, India. Thanks again to our members, friends and CAs, as well as Catherine and Vivian who worked hard to make this a meaningful and a memorable event. Members mentioned that it was good to see younger members and friends and wanted to see more events at PMQ showcasing our Chapter Office. Read more

AIA Hong Kong – 2016 Holiday Greetings

Dear Friends and Members of AIA Hong Kong

The Chapter office will be closed
from December 24, 2015 until January 3, 2016

Friendly reminder:
Please remember to renew your membership before December 31, 2015

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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