Join the American Institute of Architects at the charming Bulgari Hotel for our monthly networking event. Our prestigious guest speakers Emma Chang, principal and design director of Gensler together with Andreas Thomczyk, managing partner of anySCALE will share their experience and knowledge on the workplace of tomorrow and how their practice has adapted to the the new reality.
Technological innovation has influenced the design of the places in which we live and work in multiple ways. This symposium explores how technology can foster a healthy living environment in tall buildings, within both office and residential spaces.
Don't miss our first networking + happy hour of 2019, this time at the Middle House, the latest in the House Collective. The hotel, which opened in April 2018, had its facade and interior designed by italian architect Piero Lissoni. Speakers will be featuring two 2018 AIA Shanghai awards winners who will talk about winning projects. We will also be raffling off a one night stay at The Middle House plus breakfast.
Join us for the exciting AIA - Architecture Tour of the Leeza Soho Tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Within the Lize Financial Business District, the 172.000+ sqm Leeze Soho design has evolved from its specific site conditions. Straddling the new subway tunnel that diagonally divided the site, the tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium - the WORLD'D TALLEST - extends 190m through full height of the building connecting the two halves together.
Join USC Architecture Dean Milton F. Curry in a welcome reception for USC Alumni in China. We will also be welcoming distinguished alumni Simon Chu and Stephen S. S. Wong. We hope to see you there.
Focusing on the recent completed projects from NATURALBUILD, this lecture reveals that the implicit strategic thinking imperceptibly guides design to acquire further adaptation in circumstance of the explicit external constraints.
U.S. Commercial Service Invites U.S. Companies to Join the Green Building Forum for the 2022 Asia Games in Hangzhou, China
For more information, please contact the US Commercial Service Shanghai or Beijing Offices.
The American Hardwood Export Council and the American Institute of Architects Shanghai Chapter will jointly host a seminar for architects, interior designers, and timber traders of American Hardwoods. The seminar will help attendees better understand the physical properties, grades, and potential applications offered by different species of American Hardwoods.
Our partners at ULI will be hosting their annual meeting on December 6th, 2018. This year, they will welcome speakers Albert Chan, Professor Shiling Zheng, and more, to discuss the future of real estate in China. We look forward to seeing you there!
You are cordially invited to our inaugural awards banquet, to be held on the First of December at the Peninsula Hotel on the Bund. We will be honoring the winners of each of our awards categories, and reflecting on members' contributions to design excellence throughout Greater China.
This presentation traces the evolution of the SCDA design thinking through spatial & formal interpretation of traditional and vernacular architecture. The universality of the resultant vocabulary allows for the works to transcend place and building typologies.
The international competition-winning design celebrates the continuum of time and space: it is modern and forward-looking while at the same time presents a link to the past, mirroring both the rich history of Chinese astronomy and the future ambitions of China’s space exploration program.
In addition to the joys of our monthly happy hour, next Thursday's event will also serve as a meet-the-candidates forum for members running for Chapter Offices for 2019. Hear short speeches, ask questions, and learn more about the candidates, as well as their work in the community.
This year's AIA IR conference will take place in Singapore.
Join us November first for an enlightening talk by Mark Sarkisian on new challenges facing architects and structural engineers, as well as his own career of developing innovative solutions.
Join AIA Shanghai and BIAD for a tour of the new Beijing International Airport. Further details will be provided shortly.
Join AIA Shanghai and Hong Kong University Shanghai Study Center for a viewing and discussion of The Competition with director Angel Borrego Cubero. This documentary is a dramatic look at the work of internationally-famous architects competing on the design for a national museum in Europe.
Andy To, Managing Director of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for North Asia will introduce how USGBC supports architects during the design and construction Green Buildings in China. USGBC runs the LEED system of building ratings and professional certifications, one of the most popular international standards for Green Building.
The annual IALD Greater China International Forum always focuses on the latest global trend of lighting design, and attracts Chinese and other countries’ excellent lighting designers. This forum will remain the AIA certifying qualification of academic courses.The forum was strongly supported by AIA Shanghai.AIA's registered architects can participate in domestic forums to accumulate credits, spreading the charm of lighting design and helping the industry co-construction.The “1+N” academic program, play a leading role in lighting design around the world, and pay close attention to the future of lighting. It aims to help Chinese young designers and outstanding lighting design majors from colleges and universities by offering superior resources. For the first time, “IALD Night” will happen, and the IALD members, outstanding students and sponsors will be recognized.
For the next 2 months, view works from China’s first generation of Architects educated at University of Pennsylvania. Curated by Tong Ming. (Please note, this is a Chinese Language event)
Join us this Thursday for drinks, canapes, and an enlightening talk by Kyle Lawrence Mertensmeyer. Kyle will present his research he conducted at Gensler on using design-thinking to solve pollution-related problems that Chinese cities are currently tackling.
Next Thursday, AIA Shanghai will be touring a new strategic CBD, the Hongqiao Hub. Join us to learn about this development, its significance to Shanghai, as well as how it takes advantage of special transportation and economic links to provide a truly unique addition to the Hongqiao area.
Between 2011 and 2013, China used more cement than 20th century America. Today, the nation is home to 60 high-rise towers taller than 300 meters, a feat no other nation can affirm.
This claim to fame, however, is not without its critics. Today, the government seeks a new definition of progress that moves beyond mere vanity projects. Today, sustainable environments that meet the needs of all people are at the forefront of city planning.
Join us for our Monthly Networking and Happy Hour at Cottons This Thursday, July 19th. Our Monthly Happy Hours are an informal forum for Shanghai‘s design community to get together and share ideas, projects, as well as conversation. Non members are encouraged to attend.
This Saturday, July 7th, Peter Hibbard of the Peninsula Hong Kong will lead AIA Members and Guests on a tour of the English Settlement around the Bund.