AIA Hong Kong


Event On : March 5, 2024

Building a Sustainable Future Together

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Date(s) - March 5, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Dear Members

Our upcoming event on sustainability co-hosted by AIA Hong Kong and AIA Taipei will provide a remarkable opportunity for you to gain valuable insights from renowned industry experts.

Vikki Lew, AIA, representing AIA Hong Kong, will share her experience of COP28 in Dubai, UAE, which she recently attended. With a particular focus on the AIA 2030 commitment material pledge, Vikki will shed light on the latest strategies for decarbonizing the built environment. Her expertise and observations will undoubtedly inspire attendees to consider innovative approaches to reduce the environmental impacts of their own projects.

Chris Chao, AIA, from AIA Taipei, will introduce his team member, Kuan-yin Wang, who will present Bio-architecture Formosana (BaF)’s sustainable arena project in Taichung. In collaboration with Kengo Kuma and Associates, the BaF team has designed an arena that not only showcases architectural excellence but also beautifully integrates with the surrounding natural environment. The presentation will highlight how simulations played a crucial role in the decision-making for this project, enabling the team to explore various design scenarios and their impacts on sustainability. This approach demonstrates how architecture can positively impact both the environment and the well-being of the local community, through thoughtful design and the strategic use of technology. Additionally, the presentation will feature a residential housing project in Tainan, highlighting its integration of passive and active design strategies to minimize its operational carbon emissions.

Join us for an enlightening and inspiring evening that will help positively shape your views of sustainable architecture.


Date March 5, 2024 (Tuesday)
Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location Zoom
Fee Gratis

To join us on Zoom, please sign up HERE.


Our Speakers

Chair, Committee on the Environment, AIA Hong Kong

Vikki Lew is a California-licensed architect with a diverse portfolio ranging from tall buildings and aviation facilities, to healthcare projects. As an architect dedicated to combating climate change, she has been a speaker on sustainability at AIA, and AIA International, National and Spring Conferences, ASHRAE HKC and the Facade Tectonics World Congress. Vikki is a recipient of an AIA Upjohn Research Initiative, an AIA College of Fellows Emerging Professionals Component Grant and an AIA-AAH Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Oregon and a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability from Harvard.

Chris H. Chao  AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP
Partner, Bio-architecture Formosana
Co-chair, Committee on Sustainability, AIA Taipei

Chris Chao is a licensed architect in Taiwan, as well as in New York and Washington States, and has led both domestic and international projects that emphasize innovative and sustainable design. His education includes architectural degrees from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and Cornell University in the US, equipping him with a unique blend of architectural knowledge and a commitment to the environment.  Known for his ability to integrate diverse cultural perspectives into his designs, Chris actively promotes research and development at his firm, pushing the boundaries of traditional architecture. His work not only showcases a dedication to environmental stewardship but also fosters cross-cultural collaboration, making significant contributions to the field of sustainable architecture.

Kuan-Yin Wang
Director of Sustainability, Bio-architecture Formosana

Kuan-yin Wang, Director of Sustainability at Bio-architecture Formosana (BaF) joined the firm in 2019 after graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London with a degree in Environmental Design and Engineering. Kuan-yin is mainly responsible for environmental simulation analyses, green building calculations, sustainable architectural design strategies and research. All projects at BaF must be evaluated by the sustainability department, led by Kuan-yin, before proceeding.  Kuan-yin’s studies and recent work have focused on how sustainable development can coexist with urban and economic growth, leading to a heightened focus on environmentally responsible architecture among the firm’s clients.

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