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29/10/2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Design Advocates for Underserved Communities | October 29, 2020
Description:

 

Dear Members and Friends,

 

Design Advocates is a collaborative, nonprofit network of independent design firms and individuals who work together with small businesses and organizations in disadvantaged communities to adapt their spaces and operations to COVID-19, and beyond. An advocate for the potential of small firms and interdisciplinary / collaborative practice, architect and Design Advocates’ co-founder and board president, Michael Chen will present recent work by the group, as well as his own firm’s civic-minded projects. He will also discuss the potential of citizen science, collaboration and craft and how these can serve both communities in need and the public good.

You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the zoom.us application prior to the meeting.

  1. Please use your real name for registration so that we can credit 1 LU/HSW to you.
  2. All attendees should mute their audio during the presentation to avoid signal interference.
  3. On this occasion, only the host and panellists will be allowed to speak.
  4. You may, however, type questions in the Q&A box at the bottom of your zoom screen
  5. The panellists will review your questions and provide responses, time allowing.
  6. The presentation will be recorded.

Please register in advance here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RrH7XiOoRnGdELQA9_MHhw

 


 

Presenter’s Profile

Michael K. Chen AIA
Michael is a co-founder of Design Advocates and principal of Michael K. Chen Architecture (MKCA) with offices based in New York City.

He studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and at Columbia University, and now teaches design studios and seminars at Pratt Institute School of Architecture. Michael previously taught at UC Berkeley, Cornell, Columbia, and the Parsons School of Design.

He is the recipient of grants for independent research from the Graham Foundation, Pratt Institute, Columbia University and the Van Alen Institute, and was the 2004 John Dinkeloo Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

18/08/2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lantau Tomorrow Vision | August 18, 2020
Description:

 

Dear Members and Friends,

The Lantau Tomorrow Vision (LTV) is a Hong Kong Government reclamation project comprising approximately 1,700 hectares that is intended to house 400,000 residential units upon completion.

The project has generated a long list of both pros and cons for consideration.

This webinar will feature Tom Yam, from the Citizens Task Force on Land Resources, who will share his assessment of the LTV with our members. He will give us an overview of current land and housing policy in Hong Kong and the likely environmental impact of this massive reclamation project.

The webinar will be followed by a panel discussion with urban planners Dr. Sujata Govada, Dr. Peter Cookson Smith and Gary Stokes from OceansAsia.

You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the zoom.us application prior to the meeting.

  1. Please use your real name for registration so that we can credit 1 LU/HSW to you.
  2. All attendees should mute their audio during the presentation to avoid signal interference.
  3. On this occasion, only the host and panellists will be allowed to speak.
  4. You may, however, type questions in the Q&A box at the bottom of your zoom screen.
  5. The panellists will review your questions and provide responses, time allowing.
  6. The presentation will be recorded.

Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_43WVtG96Tle6l2L9J_ZAug

 


 

Speaker’s Profile

 

Tom Yam MBA PhD

 

Tom is a member of the Citizens Task Force on Land Resources. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

His professional experience spans aerospace, telecommunications, and management consulting in the USA and East Asia, where he has headed the AT&T and Ernst & Young management consulting practices in Shanghai.

Tom contributes to the SCMP on science, technology, waste management and urban development.

 

13/08/2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landscape in Urban Spaces | August 13, 2020
Description:

 

Dear Members and Friends,

This webinar will present examples of creative landscape design and examine how public open spaces can be of particular benefit to our cities, especially during a time of pandemic.

Steven Cantor, ASLA, will discuss parks, gardens and green roof designs he has studied, written about and photographed in North America and Europe while Mathew Pryor, FHKILA, will share his research into rooftop farming in Hong Kong. Together they will explain the meaning of “urban sustainability” and how landscape design contributes to our wellbeing.

You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the zoom.us application prior to the meeting.

  1. Please use your real name for registration so that we can credit 1 LU/HSW to you.
  2. All attendees should mute their audio during the presentation to avoid signal interference.
  3. On this occasion, only the host and panellists will be allowed to speak.
  4. You may, however, type questions in the Q&A box at the bottom of your zoom screen.
  5. The panellists will review your questions and provide responses, time allowing.
  6. The presentation will be recorded.

Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aFiQ0CzJRE-cybLGXX8MYw

 


 

Speakers’ Bios

 

Steven Cantor ASLA

Steven Cantor, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect in New York City.  He has taught at the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design, the University of Colorado (Boulder), the New York Botanical Garden, and Anhalt University in Bernburg, Germany.  His two most recent books are Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design (WW Norton, 2008) and Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design (Oxford University Press, 2020).

 

 

Mathew Pryor FHKILA

Mathew is an Associate Professor (Teaching), Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) (F. Arch, HKU) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). He teaches courses in sustainable practices, landscape design and landscape construction technologies. His research addresses issues relating to the role of urban agriculture and greening, public space and walk-ability, and the development of new pedagogical approaches for landscape architecture.

He is a recipient of a Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (USA) Excellence in Teaching Award (2019) and both the UGC Teaching (Team) Award 2019 and the HKU Teaching Excellence Team Award (2018) for his work on trans-disciplinary learning.

Mathew is a Registered Landscape Architect in Hong Kong and the UK, and is a Fellow of the HKILA. He is also the author of The Edible Roof – A Guide to Productive Rooftop Gardening which is based on his teaching and research on Urban Rooftop Farms.

 

28/07/2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Visually Dynamic Facades by Sherwin Williams | July 28, 2020
Description:

Dear Members & Friends,

This webinar will consider what “coil and extrusion” coatings mean for the façade industry with case studies including the National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates, and Tencent Seafront Towers by NBBJ.

Our presenter, Shu Li, from Sherwin-Williams will discuss the importance of proper metal façade finishing with respect to building performance, color selection and coating technology.

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:

You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the zoom.us application prior to the meeting.

  1. Please use your real name for registration so that we can credit 1 LU to you.
  2. All attendees should mute their audio during the presentation to avoid signal interference.
  3. On this occasion, only the host and panellists will be allowed to speak.
  4. You may, however, type questions in the Q&A box at the bottom of your zoom screen.
  5. The panellists will review your questions and provide responses, time allowing.
  6. The presentation will be recorded.

Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VyYHDfKDTTSLazLVuaunJg

 


Speaker’s Bio

Shu Li, Commercial / Technical Leader for Coil and Extrusion Coatings

With 20+ years of experience in the coil and extrusion industry, Shu Li has dedicated his career to the fascinating and very important field of metal coatings.  He has served as technical leader for Sherwin-WIlliams in Shanghai since 2011, managing color matching efforts and new product development.  He also provides technical support to all Sherwin-Williams coil and extrusion customers regarding electrostatic applications.  Shu’s inventive approach to coatings includes Acrylicoat, a one-application acrylic system that offers lasting performance against the elements.

Shu holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Ryerson Polytechnic University.

 

14/07/2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Building Tour: Tencent Seafront Towers by NBBJ | July 14, 2020 | 9:00am
Description:

Tencent Seafront Towers by NBBJ

 

Dear Members,

 

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:

  1. You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the zoom.us application prior to the meeting.
  2. Please use your real name for registration and type your AIA membership number in the chat room during the webinar so that we can credit 1.0 LU/HSW to you.
  3. All attendees should mute their audio during the presentation to avoid signal interference.
  4. On this occasion, only the host and panelists will be allowed to speak.
  5. You may, however, type questions in the Q&A box at the bottom of your zoom screen.
  6. The panelists will review your questions and provide responses, time allowing.
  7. The presentation will be recorded.

 

Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TWczCXbUSk-W76jh7PnMOQ

 


 

Speakers’ Bios

 

Vivian Ngo, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP

Principal

 

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.

 

 

Sebastian Hill
Project Director

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.

 

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