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Thanks for your continued support! Renew your membership today!

Dear Members,

With 2019 rapidly approaching, we want to remind you to renew your AIA membership for the coming year.

We had so many successful events this year (providing 42 continuing education credits) and were able to do so thanks to your participation and engagement. Our building tours – one or two of which will be offered again due to popular demand – relate to you and the work you do. Our sketch sessions continue to be successful thanks to your enthusiastic participation. Our Honors and Awards Celebration and Exhibition was only made possible due to the support of our members.

For next year, we already have a host of great events planned, and we look forward to seeing you at many of them.

With best wishes for Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!


The Executive Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter


Architectural Docent Tour, Asia Society Hong Kong Center


Due to popular demand, the 1st Docent Training Course has already been fully booked

We’ve organized a 2nd group that will meet at the same time,  2:30pm, and there are only few seats left for AIA members – so please register via ASAP. 


If you support heritage conservation and are interested in helping the public to better understand the concept of heritage conservation and architectural design in Hong Kong, why not consider training to become a docent at The Asia Society Hong Kong Center?

On the 9th of December, We will be offering a course that will teach you how to give tours around the heritage campus that includes both the new construction and re-purposed buildings opened in 2012 when the Hong Kong Center established its permanent home in Admiralty at the former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks.  Most importantly, by becoming a docent you will support our Chapter and ENGAGE with the local community.

Interested members are welcome to join the Docent Training Course that will be held on December 9th (Sunday). For details, please contact the Chapter Office at

(Docents will enjoy gratis access to one AIA Hong Kong event for each 1-hour session they lead).


HKIS BIM Conference 2018 “The Dream Role of Surveyors in BIM for Land Development, Construction and Construction Life Cycle”

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join The Hong Kong Institute of Surverors (HKIS) BIM Conference 2018The Dream Role of Surveyors in BIM for Land Development, Construction and Property Life Cycle.

This event will be held at the Zero Carbon Building, Kowloon Bay, on Friday, November 30, 2018 commencing at 2:30 pm and will focus on the challenges and future potential of BIM in the building industry.

Divisional representatives from across all HKIS divisions will address existing and potential BIM applications in respect of each division’s expertise, and their key roles in the land development, construction and property life cycle, as well as future possibilities for this technology in the digital era.

The Conference will present golden opportunities for companies in the property and other sectors, and your participation will be greatly appreciated.

AIA Hong Kong is a supporting organization for this important event.

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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, November 24th 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present a discussion of electrical systems from ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.

Space is limited and Free admission to ARE candidates. Register via



Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

YAG Architectural Sketching with Students, Asia Society

At this event YAG will be working with two groups of special needs children. We will tour the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on November 17th (Saturday) with Architecture for Children and JFK Red Cross (a group of physically disabled children students: 10-12 years, 10 people, need help with wheelchairs) and Tai Kwun with SCAD and Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Hong Chi Morninghope School on December 10th (Monday) together with each project’s design architects. We will explain our professions to the children and help them make architectural sketches at both heritage sites.

These events are FREE with 2LUs and we ask that you join us, with your sketching supplies, to help our Chapter SERVE and ENGAGE with the local communities!


The visit to Asia Society will also include a training course (in Cantonese) for those wishing to become tour guides.  Please RSVP via


11:00am-12:00noon Outdoor picnic at Hong Kong Park (Sponsored by Maxim Caterer)

12:15-2:00pm Building tour to Asia Society Hong Kong Center led by Vincent Wong, AGC Design

2:15 – 3:30pm Sketching workshop


Special Thanks to:


Architecture for Children

Architecture for Children (AFC) is a program developed by a group of volunteers in Hong Kong and New York who come multiple backgrounds but all believe creative thinking can help educate our future leaders.  AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award and was founded by Vicky Chan, AIA.


Vincent Wong, Associate Director, AGC Design

Vincent has over 24 years of post-qualified experience as a practicing architect.  He has involved in projects both in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.  He is architect-in-charge for design and construction of building projects of different scales and types, including master planning, retail malls, hotels, residential developments, office buildings, hospitals, and conservation projects etc.

YAG Architectural Sketching with Students, Tai Kwun

We are excited to host our third annual architectural sketching session and tour of Tai Kwun on December 10th (Monday) with students from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  We will also be spending our time with local students from the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Hong Shi Morninghope School.  The Morninghope School teaches secondary school students who have intellectual disabilities.

It will be a fun morning of sketching and working with the next generation of potential architects, designers, and artists, while sharing with them the importance of architecture and the architectural heritage of Hong Kong.

The event is FREE, so please join us with your drawing pads and tools and connect with Hong Kong’s past and future!

Please RSVP via



10:00am-11:30am: Sketching and tour of the Herzog De Meuron Building.

11:30am-12:00pm: Presentation and award of the best e drawings


Special Thanks to:


Architecture for Children

Architecture for Children (AFC) is a program developed by a group of volunteers in Hong Kong and New York who come multiple backgrounds but all believe creative thinking can help educate our future leaders.  AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award and was founded by Vicky Chan, AIA.


ISU: Liveable Cities by Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation


AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the Liveable Cities panel discussion organized by the Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation on Friday evening, November 2, 2018.

Cities shape the way people live and how people and places interact and influence each other on a daily basis. How can we, as design professionals,help create more liveable cities?

To answer this question, The Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation (ISU) is honoured to have world-renowned urbanist Mr. Jan Gehl (Founder of Gehl Architects) as our keynote speaker along with Ms. Waltraut Ritter (Knowledge Dialogues), Mr. Phil Kim (Managing Director Asia Pacific, Jerde Partnership) and Ms. Jennifer Walker Frisinger (CEO of Walk DVRC Ltd.).

Moderated by Dr. Sujata Govada, Assoc. AIA (Founding Director of ISU) our panel of experts will conduct an interactive session with participants on how we can create liveable cities, using the Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct in Central, Hong Kong, as a case study.

Date: November 2, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm (Registration and Networking Cocktails from 6.30pm)
Venue: 3/F Multi-purpose Hall, City Gallery (3 Edinburgh Place, Central)
Fee: (Payment method and details will be sent via email once registered)
HKD$250 for General Ticket
HKD$100 for Student Ticket
Free for ISU Full Members.  Please contact Leon ( for enquiries on ISU membership

Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Registration

For any enquiries, please contact
AIA Hong Kong is a proud to be a supporting organisation for this event.


AIA Hong Kong Shenzhen Building Tour – Design Society

Please join us for a building tour of Design Society, Shenzhen, designed by Maki and Associates.  Special Offer for AIA Members to join both the Ping An and Design Society tours for HK$380 (details).

Design Society, China’s dedicated design hub is housed within the Sea World Culture and Arts Center (SWCAC), a building designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA.  It includes a new Victoria & Albert Museum gallery — a collaboration between a British museum and a Chinese partner.


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2018 AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception

Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception on Monday, November 19, 2018.  Please RSVP with your guests latest by November 15th.  Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

We are delighted to have Raymond Wong, the concert master of Hong Kong new Philharmonia Orchestra who has performed as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Elite Chamber Orchestra to perform and celebrate with us!

The AIA Hong Kong 2018 Honors & Awards is the highlight of the year for AIA Hong Kong members and it will be our honor if you can join our celebration.  The Awards will be presented to the winners for excellence in design, sustainability and dedication to the preservation and improvement of our natural and built environment. We will also celebrate the emergence of young architects – and how we can further collaborate to promote design excellence moving forward.  The Scholastic & Citation awards presentations will take place during our Cocktail Reception. We will also honor the 2018 Honors and Awards winners at the Chapter Annual Dinner.

The exhibition will display all of our members’ submissions in the architecture, interior architecture, urban design and unbuilt projects categories. In addition, students from both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be cited for their talent in architectural studies.


Thank you and we hope to see you on November 19th for a fun evening and to honor the award winners!


The Executive Committee of 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter


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AIA Hong Kong Shenzhen Building Tour – Ping An Finance Center

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

Please contact Chapter office if you wish to be on our waiting list.

Please join us for a building tour of Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

As the tallest tower in Shenzhen, and the second tallest in China, the 599m Ping An Finance Center is the physical and iconic center of Shenzhen. The new headquarters for the Ping An Insurance Company, the tower also includes restaurants and an observation deck which are open to the public. The tapered form of the tower conveys the intention of ‘reaching for the sky’ accentuated by 1700 tons of stainless steel cladding on the exterior wall – making this the largest application of architectural stainless steel in the world.

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