AIA Hong Kong


Event On : November 8, 2021

Becoming an architect-the US edition

Dear Students, Greetings from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong Chapter! We represent a group of designers in Hong Kong who are trained and/or licensed in the US. We would like to invite you to join us for an evening session with the following speakers over Zoom, where you will hear firsthand stories about their path to becoming an architect. Details of the event as follow: Date: Monday, February 8, 2021 Time: 6.30-8.00pm Format: Zoom Cost: Free Speakers: Chang Su, Dennis Cheung, Josely Lam Moderator: Hinki Kwong Please sign-up by clicking the link below: Short bio of the speakers: Chang Su AIA Chang is an architect, occasional writer, and curator, currently teaching architecture design at the The University of Hong Kong. Chang received his Master in Architecture with commendation and Dean’s Merit Scholarship from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Previously, Chang was educated at Peking University, ETH Zürich, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies with First Class Honor and a full scholarship from the University of Hong Kong. He is a licensed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects, currently co-chairing AIA Hong Kong Chapter’s Programs Committee. Chang has worked with Michael Maltzan in Los Angeles and Wang Weijen in Hong Kong as a project architect for exhibitions, educational, cultural, and residential projects in North America and Asia. His translation work for the Chinese edition of Iñaki Ábalos’s The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity was published by Luminocity, Tongji University Press (2019). A second collaborative translation project for Valerio Olgiati’s Non-Referential Architecture is currently under contract with Chinese Architecture and Building Press. Dennis Cheung HKIA, Assoc. AIA Founder of the Hong Kong practice - RYTE, Dennis is a Hong Kong Registered Architect trained at MIT and the University of Hong Kong. With a strong focus on digital fabrication and material innovation, Dennis believes that good designs work across disciplines and scales and that he is driven to solve problems for the greater good. Prior to RYTE, Dennis worked in renowned offices in Japan, China and Italy. He has also taught at the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Design Institute. Josely Lam A designer currently practicing in DXA Studio in New York, Josely received her Bachelor of Architecture from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, after which she worked for two years before completing her Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. During her studies, she traveled to London for a study abroad program in the Architectural Association, with a focus on confronting the possibilities of future housing. Professionally, she gained valuable experience interning at Eisenman Architects in New York where she was part of the team for the now-published book, Lateness. She also interned at Shigeru Ban Architects in Tokyo where she worked on a proposal for Muji Hut and another on the extension development of Nine Bridges Country Club in Korea. Moderator Hinki Kwong AIA Hinki Kwong is the Chair of AIA Hong Kong Young Architects Group (YAG) 2021 and currently practices in JATO Design in Hong Kong. With over 15 years of project experience in the US, UK, China and Hong Kong, he has worked on a broad range of projects including the Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Guangzhou Opera House while he practiced in Zaha Hadid Architects from 2006. He completed a Masters in Architecture at the Pratt Institute, New York,Find out more about AIA Hong Kong from and Instagram


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