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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Get ready for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over the world.
Featured Speakers: Sir David Adjaye, Sheela Søgaard
AIA Shanghai will hold our Design Talk and networking event on Thursday May 24! Come and mingle with other design professionals in our community and expand your network! Enjoy some free food, drinks and music in a relaxed atmosphere.
Through observation, research, and design projects by Liu Yuyang, a Shanghai-based architect and co—author with Rem Koolhaas of the Great Leap Forward—the first research on contemporary Chinese urbanism in Pearl River Delta, the lecture will be a personal account of how Chinese urbanism and architecture have evolved in the last decade as three distinct and sometime concurrent thematic phases: new town development, urban regeneration and countryside construction.
The purpose of this panel is to discuss trends in town and village development in China. Our panel consists of a group of professionals who are engaged in the development of these new lifestyle and thematic towns and we are excited to hear their differing thoughts.
Join AIA Shanghai for a networking event. Joseph Darling of Perkins Eastman will give a short talk on creating Revit plug-ins and introduce the upcoming BILT Asia Conference.
Joseph Darling, Perkins Eastman
Creating Revit Plug Ins and introduction to BILT Conference
Attendance is free with RSVP / 100 RMB at the door.
Open to members + non-members