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2012 Highlights

Design Awards
This year, the jurors selected four submissions for Award distinction. Specifically, (1) Merit Awards for Architecture, (1) Merit Award for Interior Architecture, (1) Merit Award for Urban Design and (1) Merit Award for Sustainable Design.

In addition, two recipients of the AIA Hong Kong Scholastic Award 2012 have been selected by the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The AIA Hong Kong would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the jurors for participation. The jurors for the 2011 Design Awards include:

Prof. Gregory A. Kessler, AIA NCARB – Jury Chair
Senior Regional Director, AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Director, School of Design and Construction, Washington State University
Mr. Rafael Viñoly, FAIA JIA SCA IntFRIBA
Principal, Rafael Viñoly Architects PC
Ms. Margaret Brooke, Hon. AIA (HK) FRICS FHKIS RPS
CEO, Professional Property Services Ltd.
Convener, Heritage Hong Kong Foundation (HHKF)
Mr. Robert Forest, AIA RIBA OAA LEED AP
Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP
Mr. Yan Meng
Principal, Urbanus Architecture & Design
Mr. Gregory Leong, AIA
Co-Chair, 2012 Honors & Awards Committee
Dr. Christine E. Bruckner, FAIA HKIUD LEED AP BEAM Pro
Technical Advisor, 2012 Honors & Awards Committee

Scholastic Awards
The AIA Hong Kong is pleased to announce that this year’s recipients of AIA Hong Kong Scholastic Awards are:

Mr. Wilton Hugh Ip, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Ms. Ngan Ching Ying, The University of Hong Kong;

Honorary Membership & Citations
The AIA Hong Kong is pleased to announce this year’s Honorary Members and Chapter Citations recipients.

AlA Hong Kong Chapter Citation

Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Mr. Ronnie Chan, Chairman
In recognition of distinguished achievement in the Chapter’s region for developing the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (designed by Tod Williams / Billie Tsien Architects) as a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub that showcases the successful integration of heritage conservation, adaptive reuse and contemporary architecture at the historic site of the Former Explosives Magazine compound.

Green Glass Green Project
Ms. April Lai, Coordinator
In recognition of significant contributions in the Chapter’s region to promote public awareness for a more sustainable environment as initiated by The Hong Kong Dumper Truck Drivers Association with support from the Hong Kong Government Environment and Conservation Fund in the organized collection of discarded glass bottles in Hong Kong and recycling into ecological paving bricks.

Roger Ho Yao-Sheng (1962 – 2011)
Mr. Kwok Wai Lau, Executive Director
In posthumous recognition of distinguished achievement in the Chapter’s region as the author of numerous books on street markets, festivals and other aspects of intangible Hong Kong heritage; as co-founder of the Central and Western Concern Group, which campaigned vigorously for the conservation of heritage sites in Central; and for inspirational leadership of the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage.

AlA Hong Kong Honorary Affiliate Membership

Dr. Lynne D. DiStefano, PhD, HKICON, Hon. AIA(HK)
In recognition of distinguished achievement in the Chapter’s region as a leading advocate for heritage conservation in multiple roles, most notably as co-founder and professor of the University of Hong Kong Architectural Conservation Programme, founding president of Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists, and world heritage advisor to ICOMOS and UNESCO.

Distinguished Service Award

Christine E. Bruckner, PhD, FAIA, HKIUD, LEED AP, BEAM Pro
In recognition of dedicated and collaborative leadership as Chapter President in 2009-10 and 2012, as well as for significant contributions in promoting international outreach and advocating for sustainable design in our Chapter’s region.