AIA Shanghai | January 2018

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Chapter News | December 2017

Meet Our 2018 Chapter Officers

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PRESIDENT | Alton Chow, AIA

Alton Chow is Vice President and Managing Director of Central China at AECOM and focuses on strategic development for the firm’s integrated services encompassing architecture, building engineering, planning, economics, project and construction management, and cost consultancy.

Licensed Architect - State of California
American Institute of Architects
California Architects Board
Syracuse University School of Architecture - Board of Directors
ULI China - Advisory Board

 
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Vice president | Silas Chiow, AIA

Silas Chiow has served as SOM China Director since 2003. In this capacity, he is responsible for steering the firm’s overall strategic objectives in the region in close coordination with U.S.-based managing and design partners.

Licensed Architect in the State of New York
American Institute of Architects, Shanghai Chapter - Founding Member, 2015–2016 Chapter Treasurer
American Institute of Architects Hong Kong - China Program Co-Chairman, 2008
Urban Land Institute North Asia -Council Member

 
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Treasurer | Jason Briscoe, AIA

Since 2010, Jason has served as the General Manager of Steinberg’s Shanghai office, where he works with clients and design teams to establish design goals, work plans, budgets and quality control procedures that meet the fast paced demands of the Chinese design and construction market.

American Institute of Architects, Orange County - 2008 President
American Institute of Architects, California Council - Board of Directors
American Institute of Architects, Shanghai Chapter - Executive Committee

 
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Secretary for Internal Affairs | Arturo Veve, AIA

Arturo is currently chief architect and senior design director at department 1 of China Shanghai Architectural Design & Research Institute, part of China State Construction. He leads a team of architects, interior designers and landscape architects on the firm's international projects.

American Institute of Architects, Shanghai Chapter - Executive Committee

 
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Secretary for External Affairs | Hugh Whitmore, AIA

Hugh is a Senior Associate in CallisonRTKL’s Shanghai office. He has a wide range of experience in commercial mixed use and high-rise projects located around the world for leading architects and developers.

Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois
American Institute of Architects, Shanghai Chapter - Executive Committee
Urban Land Institute, Mainland China - Member

 
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Past President | Christopher Chan, AIA


Chris is the Principal of Moore Ruble Yudell’s Shanghai Office. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience leading the design and development of landmark projects throughout Asia and the United States.

Licensed Architect the State of California
USGBC LEED AP, BD+C
American Institute of Architects, Shanghai Chapter – Founding Member, Board of Directors, and 2017 President. Currently serves as International Region Representative.

 
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AIA Shanghai in December

 
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Master Architects Lecture | Fumihiko Maki

December 3 2017
AIA Shanghai was honored to host Fumihiko Maki for a lecture at the Tongji University Design Institute.


 Chapter Elections | Meet the Candidates   December 7, 2017  We had a great evening at MATSU's showroom meeting Jason and Silas, candidates for Vice President in 2018. Incoming President Alton Chow acted as MC for this upbeat and friendly event.

Chapter Elections | Meet the Candidates

December 7, 2017
We had a great evening at MATSU's showroom meeting Jason and Silas, candidates for Vice President in 2018. Incoming President Alton Chow acted as MC for this upbeat and friendly event.

 Design Talk | Daan Roggeveen   December 19, 2017  Architect and writer Daan Roggeveen gave a compelling talk focused on his recent book, Progress and Prosperity. AIA Shanghai was pleased to host this in partnership with ULI Mainland China at MATSU's showroom.

Design Talk | Daan Roggeveen

December 19, 2017
Architect and writer Daan Roggeveen gave a compelling talk focused on his recent book, Progress and Prosperity. AIA Shanghai was pleased to host this in partnership with ULI Mainland China at MATSU's showroom.

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 John Portman at the Peachtree Center in Atlanta (image courtesy of the Washington Post)

John Portman at the Peachtree Center in Atlanta (image courtesy of the Washington Post)

Remembering John Portman

We sadly share the news that John C. Portman Jr., FAIA passed away last month at the age of 93. Mr. Portman was an American architect who founded John Portman & Associates in Atlanta. He designed many projects both in the US and abroad. He was an early influence on the design of prominent Shanghai landmarks including Shanghai’s Tomorrow Square and the Shanghai Center. He was also a developer, artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Please see this link for further information.