9:00 am - 10:00 am
Building Tour: Tencent Seafront Towers by NBBJ | July 14, 2020 | 9:00am
Tencent Seafront Towers by NBBJ
Tencent is now a major player in e-commerce and web technology. The design of its new headquarters reflects the company’s rising international influence, its networked culture and the interconnectivity of the web. The linked configuration of the building stimulates movement and casual exchanges within the workplace, by creating horizontal “streetscapes” and vertical connections. The expansion provides space for 12,000 employees and nearly quadrupled the size of Tencent’s current workplace real estate portfolio.
During the presentation the panelists will share their strategies on how they were able to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 40% over a typical office tower.
This webinar is free for all AIA, HKIA and RIBA members, with a maximum of 500 participants on Zoom. Below are instructions for participating in this event:
Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TWczCXbUSk-W76jh7PnMOQ
Vivian Ngo, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP
An accomplished leader, Vivian seeks to leverage the strength of each project team member and inspire them to achieve high-performing outcomes on behalf of her clients. Her project experience includes urban master plans, corporate headquarters, commercial developments, convention centers, hotels, libraries, research buildings, education facilities and adaptive reuse projects.
Vivian always looks for ways to create exciting, unique human experiences in urban environments and has also illustrated urban history books about land reclamation in her native Hong Kong.
Based in Hong Kong, Sebastian helps steer NBBJ’s overall business strategy. He has worked on projects in Europe and Asia, which has contributed to his understanding of multi-cultural societies and broadened his perspective on planning and design.
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Emerging Mobility Trends for a Resilient Urban System with Arup | June 30, 2020
The four paradigms of urban mobility: autonomous, connected, electric and shared – are set to transform both the transport industry and the built environment. This webinar will provide an overview of fast-moving trends that are shaping our transport systems and outline their impacts on cities, communities, and major developments. It will look into such considerations as flexible and adaptive policy, design processes and such operational strategies as “mobility-as-a-service.” The webinar will also offer a brief discussion on how we may need to rethink transport resilience in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This panel discussion is free for all AIA members, with a maximum of 500 participants on Zoom. Below are instructions for participating in this event:
You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the zoom.us application prior to the meeting.
Please register in advance https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PxuKIOzdQSSWErBqPSMWYA.
Ir Carmen Chu
Ir Carmen Chu is the Director of Arup’s Transport Consulting team. She is a Chartered Engineer and qualified planner specializing in transport planning and traffic engineering. Her background enables her to appreciate prevailing planning constraints – and opportunities – and to apply smart city design principles for transport and traffic engineering.
At present, Carmen is leading several high-profile intelligent transport system related projects in Hong Kong, including a free-flow toll system slated for implementation throughout the territory at all major tolled links, and a major tunnel connecting outer areas to urban Kowloon.
Lian Duan is Arup’s Senior Engineer in Transport Consulting, with broad experience in mobility innovations across multi-modal transport systems. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Lian worked in the United States managing transport planning and engineering projects of various scales. She works with cities and public authorities to create transportation solutions that incorporate urban design, advanced technology and transportation engineering to benefit the local community, while meeting the larger goals of expanding mobility options.
Lian is currently involved on a number of projects requiring policy assessment for the introduction of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). She provides expertise linked to user-centric design and quantitative assessment through mobility data analysis and modelling. Her core strength is her deep technical expertise and ability to present complex information to diverse audiences.
Greg Yager, FAIA
Greg’s career has taken him around the globe, from California to the Midwest, to Baltimore and Washington, London, Hong Kong and now Shanghai. He has worked in small firms, midsize firms and, most recently, with RTKL where he was responsible for the International Planning and Urban Design studio and many of the firm’s global offices, as well. He was the founding president of the AIA Shanghai Chapter and is the Legal Representative of the AIA Shanghai WOFE in China.
Greg is currently a consultant to RTKL for urban design and development.
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Webinar: Smart-Learning with Steelcase| June 23, 2020
As part of the AIA Hong Kong Co-X Webinar Series, Steelcase Education Director APAC, Ambroise d’Hauteville, and Regional Education Specialist, Owen Pescod, will share valuable insights on smart-learning environments in this rapidly changing and uncertain time.
Drawing on the century-long commitment Steelcase has established with customers and the industry, this presentation will highlight the unique problems of our time, the culture of learning and the process of innovation using three different types of case studies: corporate campus, vertical campus and university campus.
The webinar will also address the physical and emotional challenges that learning environments will face post Covid -19 and some potential ways to address this new world.
This panel discussion is free for all AIA Hong Kong members, with a maximum of 500 participants. Below are instructions for participating in this event:
Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QBv1FbwXRTOVdJB_QZsDeA
Ambroise has led the Steelcase Education business since May 2018, following five years in the China Direct Market where education was also part of his responsibility. In these two roles, he has combined his international experience with his local knowledge of Workplace Strategies and Active Learning Spaces to help leading organizations, schools and universities create work- and learning-spaces that enable people to be more collaborative and efficient.
Ambroise joined Steelcase in 2002 as a Sales Consultant in North Africa. He moved to the International Key Account team in 2004 in Paris, France, and later to China, in 2008, to work on Global Accounts in the Asia Pacific region – initially in Beijing, followed by Shanghai. In 2016, he moved to Hong Kong with his family.
Before joining Steelcase, Ambroise was a Paris-based project manager, organizing major IT events in Europe. He graduated in international trade from IPAG Business School in Paris and is fluent in French and English, with a working knowledge of German. Ambroise and his wife have three young children, all of whom were born in China.
Based in Hong Kong, Owen works with leading local and international schools as well as with universities to develop creative, active learning environments that support ever evolving modern pedagogies. He believes that space ultimately shapes behavior and that behavior, over time, becomes culture. His focus is therefore on creating spaces designed around students, that enhance and build upon each school’s unique culture.
Owen has a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent. He joined Steelcase from the property industry, where he acquired experience in corporate and residential leasing throughout Hong Kong. A lifelong Hong Kong resident, Owen lives with his two boys and wife, who is a primary school teacher.
Sung Lee, AIA
Sung has over two decades of experience in architecture, from concept design through the construction phase, in more than 35 cities and ten countries. His projects are of various types and scales: from urban master-planning and campus planning to R&D, healthcare and educational facilities, residential complexes, high-rise offices and mixed-use developments. At present, his focus is on large scale, complex projects that require integration between strategic planning, architecture, interior design and sustainability.
Sung is also a qualified professional in sustainable design – he has been a LEED AP since 2003. His KTPH Hospital project in Singapore was the first Green Mark Platinum building in the country and has received several awards.
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A Conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien | June 15, 2020
AIA Hong Kong is collaborating with Asia Society Hong Kong to bring to you Architecture as Vision, a webinar with Tod Williams, FAIA, and Billie Tsien, AIA.
In 2011, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center opened on the steep slope of the former Explosives Magazine at the Victoria Barracks. This long abandoned vestige of the territory’s colonial past was transformed into a cultural landmark by retaining the original military structures and incorporating them into the new complex. The architects envisioned the Center to be a dynamic meeting point, linking West with East, as well as the urban fabric with the natural environment.
In this webinar, architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien will share their initial impressions of the ASHK site, which they first visited 20 years ago. In addition, the pair will discuss their ongoing projects, including the Obama Presidential Center, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
The session will be moderated by Florence Chan, AIA, and S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Note that the webinar is only available on Facebook Live.
1) You must first sign up for a Facebook account if you don’t already have one.
2) Once you have an account, click on the link below and choose “going” for this event.
3) Sign in on June 15 to attend.
4) Write down your name and AIA member number (e.g. “John Smith, 12345678”) in the comment section for us to record your LUs.
5) You may post comments; any questions posted for the speakers will be selected by the moderators.
AIA Hong Kong Chapter
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong Webinar: Co-Working | May 28, 2020 | 7:30pm
In the second instalment of our Co-X series of online panel discussions on May 28, 2020, we will speak with AIA Hong Kong past-president Peter Basmajian about the evolution of work place design as the nature of work – individual versus collaborative – has progressed. We will also hear from two innovative co-working operators, Jacky Yeung of Desk-one, and Alex Shu of T.H.E Design, who will share different strategies on adapting to this fast-changing landscape and coping with the recent COVID – 19 crisis.
This panel discussion is free for all AIA Hong Kong members, with a maximum of 100 participants. Below are instructions for participating in this event:
1. You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the zoom.us application prior to the meeting.
Please register in advance, here:
Peter Basmajian is a founding partner of Richards Basmajian. He has worked in New York City, Tehran and Cairo, and has lived in Hong Kong since 1981. Prior to establishing his firm with partner David Richards in 1986, he was employed by Foster Associates on the design and construction of the HSBC Headquarters at 1 Queen’s Road Central. He is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong and New York State, a member of the HKIA and RIBA, and served as AIA Hong Kong Chapter President in 2005.
Jacky Yeung, Desk-one
Jacky Yeung is a co-founder of Desk-one, a local boutique co-working space with four locations in Hong Kong. Desk-one is the pioneer of on-demand work and study space that combines the best features of co-working, cafe and library, while charging users only for the actual time they spend at each facility.
Aside from his involvement in Desk-one, Jacky is a finance executive managing global real estate and natural resources private equity investments.
Alex Shu, T.H.E Design
Alex Shu is a design-strategist and co-founder of T.H.E Design, a co-working space that provides a collaborative, stimulating environment to foster the development of young architects, designers and other creative professionals. Together with his co-founder father, Winston Shu, Principal of Integrated Design Associates, Alex leverages their inter-generational experience to help young designers from different disciplines overcome typical start-up challenges as they shape the future of their industries.
Alex received his M.Arch from the University of Southern California and also holds an MBA in Design Thinking from the California College of the Arts. Prior to founding T.H.E Design, Alex worked as an Architectural Designer at Moore Ruble Yudell Architects.
Fei F.M. Mui, AIA
Fei received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies at HKU and her Master of Architecture at UCLA. Licensed in the US, she has worked in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan. In 2015, Fei worked on the GOOGLE PARTNERPLEX in Google Tokyo office as the lead designer. Fei is currently working in the Hong Kong office of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.
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