Design Trust Feature Grant

New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium

Center for Architecture

The Center for Architecture will present a symposium focusing on the innovative design and architectural solutions implemented in present-day Hong Kong. The reordering of the globalized world and the emergence of a new generation of young talent in Hong Kong have contributed to a surge of creative energy in the region. On a local level, Hong Kong has seen a rise in public interest in architecture, land use, urban development, preservation, and ecology. Designers, architects, and planners are responding to Hong Kong’s contemporary social and cultural contexts. Our program will celebrate local talent and new design thinking, while furthering public knowledge about Hong Kong’s architectural practices. Panel discussions will facilitate international dialogue between notable design practitioners and scholars in Hong Kong and New York City.

Symposium Curator:
Seng Kuan, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Tokyo
Key Advisor:
Barry Bergdoll, Center for Architecture Board President; Professor, Columbia University; Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Keynote Speaker:
Saskia Sassen, Professor, Columbia University
Panel Speakers:
Laurent Gutierrez, Co-founder, MAP Office
Florian Idenburg, International Assoc. AIA, Principal, SO-IL
Mark Lee, Principal and Founding Partner, Johnston Marklee; Chair of the Department of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Doreen Heng LIU, Principal, NODE; Adjunct Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Esther Lorenz, Assistant Professor, Director of the Architecture Undergraduate Program, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
Angela Y. PANG, Principal, PangArchitect
Dorothy Tang, Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Calvin Tsao, FAIA, Co-Founder, Tsao & McKown Architects
Billie Tsien, AIA, Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
James von Klemperer, FAIA, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Tod Williams, FAIA, Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners

About Center for Architecture

The Center for Architecture is a leading cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, informed by the complexity of the City’s urban fabric and in dialogue with the global community. The Center for Architecture shares a home with the AIA New York Chapter and has the unique advantage of drawing upon the ideas and experiences of practicing architects to produce thought provoking exhibitions, informative public programs, and quality design education experiences for students and families. The Center for Architecture’s aim is to further public knowledge about New York City architecture and architects, foster exchange and collaboration among members of the design, development, building, scholarly, and policy sectors, and inspire new ideas about the role of design in communities by presenting contemporary and practical issues in architecture and urbanism to a general audience.