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HKIS: HKIS Annual Conference 2018 “Development Novel Solutions to Hong Kong’s Housing and Land Supply Dilemma”

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the HKIS Annual Conference 2018 – Developing Novel Solutions to Hong Kong’s Housing and Land Supply Dilemma.  This event will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 commencing at 9:00 am at the JW Marriott Hong Kong.

For the seventh consecutive year Hong Kong has been ranked the most expensive housing market in the world. The city is still struggling to provide adequate, affordable housing for its current residents, and to meet the long-term housing needs of its growing population.  Supplying adequate housing to support families and ensure our economic and infrastructure development will continue to be Hong Kong’s greatest challenge for the foreseeable future.

The HKIS is the largest professional surveying institution in Hong Kong, with more than 10,000 members and a 34 year history. The Annual Conference is a platform for industry stakeholders to share their valuable experience and ideas. With the theme Developing Novel Solutions to Hong Kong’s Housing and Land Supply Dilemma, property industry experts, policymakers and academics will deliver presentations and case studies that analyse Hong Kong’s housing and land supply challenges – and identify opportunities for urban renewal, building rehabilitation and other means of increasing the supply of housing.

AIA Hong Kong is a supporting organization for this important conference and members who register before July 20, 2018 will enjoy the early bird rate. Registration Form

 

AIA Hong Kong YAG Networking Series – Emerging Architects: It’s a Business Too!

 

Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Please contact Chapter office if you’re interested.

Please join us for our YAG Networking Series – Emerging Architects: It’s a Business Too! with Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE and TheeAe LTD.  This event is free but please RSVP by 27/7 (Friday).  Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

While the challenges of pursuing a career in architecture may be daunting – from the amount of education required, the length of an internship, licensure and exams, and the need to gain practical experience – the challenges of starting your own practice can be even more terrifying! To help demystify the process of how several young architects have started their own businesses, this AIA Hong Kong Young Architects Group presentation will feature three practitioners who will discuss the process they went through and the unique challenges they faced.

The founders of Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE, and TheeAe LTD.  will each spend 15 minutes on the ‘whys and hows’ of forming their own studios – and what they are doing to sustain them and continue their growth. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session that promises to be interesting.

Refreshments sponsored by Noble House Development.

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

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AIA Hong Kong, HKIA & RIBA(HK) Joint Symposium: Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space

Please join us for a collaborative symposium with the HKIA and RIBA (HK): Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space cosponsored by Laws Group and Paul Y. Engineering.  This event will also be our Chapter’s Third Quarterly Meeting.

With the decrease in public spaces and an increase in the number of land sales, some of the world’s developers have now begun to create public spaces within their developments that enhance the immediate environment, even at the expense of their allowable buildable area. Although ‘private’ and ‘public’ are seemingly opposites, these initiatives aim to provide amenities for the general public, and architects and urban designers are increasingly tasked with providing creative solutions. Simultaneously, designers must constantly adapt to shifting government policies regarding the maximum amount of buildable area.

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AIA Hong Kong – YAG ARE Study Group

At present, Hong Kong is one of three sites outside of the U.S. where ARE is offered. Our study sessions are led by licensed AIA members and integrate content review, study strategies, tips & tricks, and sample questions. On Saturday, July 14th 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present an overview of the Project Planning & Design topic from ARE 5.0, and a special presentation by an AIA-YAG contributor who has successfully passed the new ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA and Vicky Chan, AIA.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at emergingprofessionals@aiahk.org. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest. Space is limited. Register via info@aiahk.org.

 

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

AIA Hong Kong FAIA Leadership Series – Hello Fellow with William Lim, FAIA

Please join us for our first FAIA Leadership Series – Hello Fellow with William Lim, FAIA. 

The AIA Fellowship program was developed to acknowledge architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and society and achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Fellowship recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual and honors the awardee on a national, or international, level. The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows and encourages them to promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society.

William Lim was elected a Fellow in 2010. Having designed many highly acclaimed projects across the globe, his work often blurs the boundary between art and architecture. As an architect, art collector and artist, William’s influence can be seen in his interactions with clients, artists, art collectors, colleagues and others.

 

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ISU: Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct

 

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct walk organized by Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation.  This event will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Central.

The Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct (SCTP) project is a comprehensive, bottom-up, place-making initiative involving the community, academia, the public and private sectors to create a cultural precinct in the heart of Hong Kong’s historic Central District.  The SCTP aims to conserve traditional street culture and enhance neighbourhood vibrancy through urban design interventions such as place-making and traffic calming initiatives that improve the pedestrian environment .  The walking tour will cover the area within the triangle formed by the Central Police Station (CPS) (also known as Tai Kwun), the Police Married Quarters (PMQ), and the Central Market (CM).

AIA Hong Kong is a supporting organisation and the event is FREE.

 

 

AIA Hong Kong June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

We are moving into an early summer! The heat is on and we certainly hope the same goes for our events and programs! The H Queen’s Building Tour in April 19 was well received, and on May 26 was the first outdoor family oriented Building Tour at Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building. An ARE Study Group was held where exchanges were made with our young members. On May 10 our Chapter held the Second Quarterly Meeting at Dyson’s office, where they provided a technical seminar showcasing their science in indoor LED lighting.

Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building
Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIA Hong Kong 2018 Honors & Awards “Call for Entries”

Dear Members:

Once again it is time for our annual AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Program.

We encourage all members to submit their work for this prestigious event, which has become increasingly well known to other professionals and the public.

No physical boards required, only digital files. In addition to sending in USB, please also upload files to dropbox. Please note that the deadline for submission is August 31, 2018 at 5PM and, for any enquiries, please contact info@aiahk.org.

CALL FOR ENTRIES                                    

Save the Date for our 2018 Honors & Awards Exhibition on November 19-22 and Celebration on November 19, 2018.

 

Honors and Awards Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

AIA Hong Kong – YAG ARE Study Group

At present, Hong Kong is one of three sites outside of the U.S. where ARE is offered.  Our study sessions are led by licensed AIA members and integrate content review, study strategies, tips and tricks, and sample questions. On Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ, we will present our final presentation on ARE 4.0 while it is being retired by the end of June.  Our topic will be Programming, Planning, and Practice. Our future presentation will be on ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA and Vicky Chan, AIA.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at emergingprofessionals@aiahk.org.  Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.  Space is limited, Register via info@aiahk.org.

 

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

CUHK: Master of Architecture Graduation Show XXII

 

AIA Hong Kong cordially invites you to join the CUHK 22nd Master of Architecture Graduation Show Make Some Noise.  The opening ceremony will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. RSVP

The show will feature more than 40 individual thesis projects on topics ranging from housing and heritage conservation, to urban design, public infrastructure, traditional construction, architectural technologies and computational design.

The exhibition will continue from 1-9 June at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, and from 11-24 June at the Exhibition Zones, 1/F, AIT Building, CUHK, Shatin.

AIA Hong Kong is an official sponsor of this event which is FREE.