Category Archives: Public Lecture Series

Spring 2016 Series


Lecture Title:

Garden City, Mega City – Strategies for the 21st Century Sustainable City

Speaker:

Wong Mun Summ
Founder, WOHA Architects

Date/Time:

20-Jan-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB726, 7/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Lecture Title:

The Impact of Big Projects on the City

Speaker:

Kees Christiaanse
Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich;
Founder, KCAP Architects & Planners

Date/Time:

29-Jan-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Opening Forum:

Custom Made: Contemporary Norwegian Architectural Interventions

Speakers:

Halvor Weider Ellefsen
Karl Otto Ellefsen
Mirza Mujezinovic
Shi Yang

Date/Time:

19 Feb 2016 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong

Exhibition

Exhibition CUSTOM MADE – Naturalizing Tradition

Date:

19 Feb 2016 – 2 Mar 2016

Venue:

K.K. Leung Concourse, The University of Hong Kong


Lecture Title:

Transitions: Concepts + Drawings + Buildings

Speaker:

Christine Hawley
Professor of Architectural Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Date/Time:

4-Mar-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Lecture Title:

Dialogues in Space: Poetics of Place Specific Architecture

Speaker:

Wendell Burnette
Professor of Practice, Arizona State University;
Principal, Wendell Burnette Architects

Date/Time:

18-Mar-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Speaker:

Wang Shu 王澍
Professor and Dean, Architecture School, China Academy of Art;
Principal, Amateur Architecture Studio2012 Pritzker Architecture; Prize Laureate

Date/Time:

31-Mar-16 / 7:00pm

Venue:

Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong


Lecture Title:

Improvisations on the Land: Houses of Fernau+Hartman

Speaker:

Richard Fernau
Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley;
Founding Principal, Fernau+Hartman Architects

Date/Time:

1-Apr-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Lecture Title:

The Intimacy of the Void

Speaker:

Ricardo Gordon
Founder, Bak Gordon Architects

Date/Time:

8-Apr-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Lecture Title:

Architecture as the Embodiment of an Opera 一座建築就是一齣歌劇

Speaker:

Toyo Ito 伊東豊雄
2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Date/Time:

23-Apr-16 / 2:00pm

Venue:

Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong

 


Lecture Title:

Reflections about Pioneering Sustainable Architecture

Speaker:

Thomas Herzog

Date/Time:

26-May-2016 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Kenneth Frampton Architectural Book Collection: A Symposium on Critical Architectural Histories

Speaker:

Kenneth Frampton
Ware Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Date/Time:

27-May-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Symposium

A Symposium on Critical Architectural Histories: Kenneth Frampton Architectural Collection

Date/Time:

28-May-16 / 3:00pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong


Lecture Cancelled:

A Roman New York

Speaker:

Diane Lewis
Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

Date/Time:

10-Jun-16 / 6:30pm

Venue:

KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong

* Please note this lecture has been cancelled


 

All interested are welcome.

Additional Information:

  • CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.
  • All lectures are open to the general public.
  • These lectures are co-sponsored by Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd. visiting lectureship in architecture.

Fall 2015 Public Lecture Series


Lecture Title:

Architecture In The Age Of Planetary Computation
Toward A General Ontology Of Architecture

Speaker:

Karl Chu              
Professor, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Date:

02-Sep-2015

Venue:

Room 201, K.K. Leung Building, HKU


Lecture Title:

zEITgEIST

Speaker:

Francois Roche
Co-founder of New-Territories

Date:

04-Sep-2015


Lecture Title:

More Than A Building

Speaker:

Alfredo Paya
PhD Architect, Universidad Politécnica De Madrid;
Principal, Noname29

Date:

07-Sep-2015

Venue:

Room KB726, Knowles Building, HKU


Lecture Title:

Art + Village + City In The Pearl River Delta

Speaker:

Margaret Crawford
Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley

Date:

18-Sep-2015


Lecture Title:

Convergence

Speaker:

Amale Andraos
Dean, Graduate School Of Architecture, Planning And Preservation, Columbia University;
Principal, WORKac

Date:

21-Sep-2015


Lecture Title:

In-Situ / Tao

Speaker:

Hua Li 華黎
Founder and Principal Architect, Trace Architecture Office(TAO)

Date:

02-Oct-2015

“KPF/Lex Oei Lecture for Asian Architects”


Lecture Title:

micro-MACRO

Speaker:

Mini Hoang
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University;
Principal, nARCHITECTS

Date:

28-Oct-2015


Lecture Title:

Architecture By “Group Of Small Arrows”

Speaker:

Kazuhiro Kojima 小嶋一浩
CAt partner;
Professor at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture (Y-GSA)

Date:

30-Oct-2015


Lecture Title:

Space And Object

Speaker:

András Palffy
Architect;
Head, Institute of Architecture and Design, University of Technology, Vienna

Date:

04-Nov-2015 (Shanghai)
06-Nov-2015 (Hong Kong)


Lecture Title:

Land-Based Rationalism • Practice & Thought 

Speaker:

Cui Kai 崔愷
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering;
Chinese Architecture Design Master

Date:

13-Nov-2015


Lecture Title:

Snøhetta: People. Process. Projects. 

Speaker:

Robert Greenwood
Partner, Snøhetta

Date

20-Nov-2015


All lectures will start at 6:30 pm and no registration is required.

All interested are welcome.

Remark:

  • In Hong Kong
    All lectures will take place at Room 419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, unless otherwise noted.
  • In Shanghai
    All lectures will take place on 2/F, 298 North Suzhou Road,Hong Kou, Shanghai

Additional Information:

  • CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.
  • All lectures are open to the general public.
  • These lectures are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.

 

 

Fall 2015 Lectures on History and Theory

social_capital_June_1Lecture Title:

Architecture and Revolution: Le Corbusier’s Architecture and Politics from 1930 to World War II

Speaker:

Mary McLeod
Professor of Architecture
Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Columbia University

Date/Time:

5 June 2015 (Friday) / 18:30 – 20:00

Venue:

KB419, Knowles Building HKU


Lecture Title:

Risk Design

Speaker:

Jonathan Massey
Dean of Architecture
California College of the Arts

Date/Time:

12 June 2015 (Friday) / 18:30 – 20:00

Venue:

KB419, Knowles Building HKU


Lecture Title:

From Vernacularism to Globalization: Consuming Heritage and the End of Tradition

Speaker:

Nezar Alsayyad
Professor of University of California, Berkeley

Date/Time:

15 June 2015 (Monday) / Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Venue:

KB726, Knowles Building HKU

Spring 2015 Public Lecture Series

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Lecture Title:

Towards A Theory of Earliness

Speaker:

Eva Franch I Gilabert
Executive Director and Chief Curator,
Storefront For Art and Architecture

Date/Time:

30 Jan 2015 (Fri), 6:30 pm

Venue:

KB 419


Lecture Title:

Living In Place and Time

Speaker:

Huang Sheng-Yuan 黃聲遠
Principal, Fieldoffice Architects

Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

Date/Time:

13 Feb 2015 (Fri) | 6:30 pm

Venue:

KB 419


Lecture Title:

Surrendering to Software and the Erosion of the Tectonic

Speaker:

Peter BUCHANAN
Architect, Urbanist, Writer, Lecturer, Curator and Critic,
Architectural Review, London

Date/Time:

21-Mar-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue:

KB 419


Lecture Title:

Developing a Cultural Practice:
Hood Design Studio

Speaker:

Walter HOOD
Professor of Landscape
Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design

David K. Woo Chair in Environmental Design,
University of California, Berkeley

Principal, Hood Design

Date/Time:

24-Mar-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue:

LE1


Spring 2014 Public Lecture Series

Lecture Title:

Mass Studies: Recent Works

Speaker:

Minsuk CHO
Founder, Mass Studies, Seoul

Commissioner of the Korean Pavilion for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

Date/Time:

28-Feb-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue:

KB 419


Lecture Title:

The Multiple Meanings in Architecture

Speaker:

Boonserm Premthada
Principal, Bangkok Project Company, Bangkok

Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

Date/Time:

07-Mar-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue:

KB 419


Lecture Title:

Surrendering to Software and the Erosion of the Tectonic

Speaker:

Peter BUCHANAN
Architect, Urbanist, Writer, Lecturer, Curator and Critic,
Architectural Review, London

Date/Time:

21-Mar-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue:

KB 419


Lecture Title:

Developing a Cultural Practice:
Hood Design Studio

Speaker:

Walter HOOD
Professor of Landscape
Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design

David K. Woo Chair in Environmental Design,
University of California, Berkeley

Principal, Hood Design

Date/Time:

24-Mar-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue:

LE1


Spring 2014 Public Lecture Series

Spring-2014-Public-Lecture-SeriesSpeaker: Minsuk CHO

Founder, Mass Studies, Seoul
Commissioner of the Korean Pavilion for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

Lecture Title:
Mass Studies: Recent Works

 

Date/Time
28-Feb-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue
KB 419


Speaker

Minsuk CHO
Founder, Mass Studies, Seoul
Commissioner of the Korean Pavilion for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

Lecture Title

Mass Studies: Recent Works

Date/Time

28-Feb-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue
KB 419


Speaker

Boonserm Premthada
Principal, Bangkok Project Company, Bangkok
Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

Lecture Title

The Multiple Meanings in Architecture

Date/Time

07-Mar-2014, 6:30 pm

Venue

KB 419


All lectures will start at 6:30 pm

Additional Information:

  • All lectures are open to the general public.
  • These lectures are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.

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Spring 2014 Public Lecture Series
Department of Architecture

Speaker Lecture Title Date/Time Venue
Minsuk CHO
Founder, Mass Studies, Seoul
Commissioner of the Korean
Pavilion for the 14th Venice
Architecture Biennale 2014
Mass Studies: Recent Works 28-Feb-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419
Boonserm Premthada
Principal, Bangkok Project Company, Bangkok
Chair, Department of Interior
Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
The Multiple Meanings
in Architecture
07-Mar-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419
Peter BUCHANAN
Architect, Urbanist, Writer,
Lecturer, Curator and Critic,
Architectural Review, London
Surrendering to Software and
the Erosion of the Tectonic
21-Mar-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419
Walter HOOD
Professor of Landscape
Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design
David K. Woo Chair in Environmental Design,
University of California, Berkeley
Principal, Hood Design
Developing a Cultural Practice:
Hood Design Studio
24-Mar-2014
6:30 pm
LE1
Anton Garcia-ABRIL
Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
Founder, MIT the POPLab (Prototypes of Prefabrication Laboratory)
Partner, ENSAMBLE STUDIO,
Madrid and Mexico City
Big Bang! 28-Mar-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419
Gurjit Singh MATHAROO
Principal, Matharoo Associates
Professor, Centre of Environmental
Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad
Succulent Thighs and Other Stories 02-Apr-2014
6:30 pm
KK101
DONG Yu Gan 董豫贛
Associate Professor,Graduate
School of Architecture,Peking University
Tectonic of Chinese Garden
中國園林的興造與建造
04-Apr-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419
Terunobu Fujimori 藤森照信
Professor Emeritus,
Tokyo University
How to Construct Architecture
in Harmony with Nature -Fujimori Style
11-Apr-2014
6:30 pm
KB419
Fernando MENIS
Director, Menis Arquitectos,
Tenerife and Madrid
Professor,
European University of Canarias
Evolutions Torun Study Case 17-Apr-2014
6:30 pm
MW T6
Mario CARPO
Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History,
Yale University;
Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette
The Second Digital Turn: The Style of Big Data 22-Apr-2014
6:30 pm
MW T6
Iñaki ABALOS
Professor in Residence and Chair,
Department of Architecture Harvard
University Graduate School of Design
Founder and Director of
Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos
Thermodynamic Materialism 25-Apr-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419
Toshiko Mori
Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture
Harvard University of Graduate School of Design
Principal Toshiko Mori Architect FAIA
Engaging Culture and Community in Tectonic and Technology 10-Jun-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419
Michael BELL
Professor of Architecture, Columbia University
Chair, Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials
Director, Master of Architecture Program
Core Design Studios
Material Duration: Monetary Time 13-Jun-2014
6:30 pm
KB 419

All lectures will start at 6:30 pm

Additional Information:

  • All lectures are open to the general public.
  • These lectures are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.

 

 

Fall 2013 Public Lecture Series

Date Speaker Title Venue
2013-09-13 GO HASEGAWA Director of Go Hasegawa and Associates
Visiting Professor of Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio
CHIKASA Rm. 419, Knowles Building, HKU
2013-09-16 RAHUL MEHROTRA Founder/Principal, RMA Architects, Mumbai and Boston
Professor and Chair,
Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Working in Mumbai Meng Wah Complex, T6, HKU
2013-09-19 WINY MAAS Principal Architect of MVRDV Rotterdam
Professor of Delft University
Hong Kong Fantasies 2 Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU
2013-09-27 DIETMAR EBERLE Chief Director -Baumschlager Eberle Gruppe (BE)
Professor at Architectural Faculty, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH-Zurich) Switzerland
BE: Building Permanence for the Place Rm. 419, Knowles Building, HKU
2013-10-04 ROCCO YIM Executive Director of Rocco Design Architects Ltd. Rm. 419, Knowles Building, HKU
2013-10-11 VO TRONG NGHIA Director of Vo Trong Nghia Architects,Ho chi Ming City Green Our Earth Rm. 419, Knowles Building, HKU
2013-10-26 Eric Lye Memorial Forum MIRACLES AND MIRAGES:
Architectural and Urban Planning Education in China Beyond the Master Plan
Rm. 419, Knowles Building, HKU
2013-11-08 JUN IGARASHI Director of Jun Igarashi Architects,Hokkaido Necessity of Local Rm. 419, Knowles Building, HKU
2013-11-15 GLENN MURCUTT Professor of Practice in Architectural Studies
University of New South Wales, Australia
Rm. 419, Knowles Building, HKU
2013-11-21
CANCEL
FENG JI CAI Dean of Tianjin University, Feng Jicai Literature and Art Institute Chinese Traditional Culture in a Transitional Period: Crisis and Beyond Loke Yew Hall, HKU
2013-11-21 China’s New Year Wood-block Prints Exhibition The University Street, HKU
2013-11-26 BAS SMETS Engineer Landscape Architect
Bureau Bas Smets, Brussel
Land and Landscapes Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU
2013-12-09 SOLANO BENITEZ Design Critic in Architecture
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Conversations at Gabinete de Arquitectura KB419, 4/F Knowles Building, HKU

 

All lectures will start at 6:30 pm

Additional Information:

  • CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.
  • All lectures are open to the general public.
  • These lectures are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2013 Public Lecture Series

Hong Kong Shanghai Speaker Title Venue
22 Jan (Tue) Jesse Reiser Professor, School of Architecture, Princeton University
Principal, RUR Architecture, New York City, USA
Cosmopolitan Field: The Artificial Local MWT6, 1/F Meng Wah Complex
25 Jan (Fri) Christine Boyer William R Kenan Jr. Professor,
School of Architecture, Princeton University
On the modeling complex: or messy materialism and the process of model-making Room 419, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong
30 Jan (Wed) Ito Toyo Architect, Tokyo, Japan Architecture. Possible here? Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House,
The University of Hong Kong
7 Feb (Thu) Kathryn Gustafson &
Neil Porter
Directors, Gustafson Porter, London, UK Designing Atmospheres and a Place that Fits MWT2, Meng Wah Complex,
The University of Hong Kong
1 Mar (Fri) Wang Shu Professor and Dean, Architecture School,
China Academy of Art
Principal, Amateur Architecture Studio, Hangzhou, China
2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate
Loke Yew Hall, 1/F Main Building,
The University of Hong Kong
*Registration Full"
8 Mar (Fri) Neil Denari Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles
Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects, Los Angeles, USA
The Fugitive State of Architecture Room 419, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong
Cancelled Steven Holl Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Principal, Steven Holl Architects, New York City, USA
TimeLight
18 Mar (Mon) Sarah Whiting William Ward Watkin Professor and Dean, School of Architecture, Rice University
Principal, WW Architecture, Houston, USA
Super Rayson Huang Theatre,
The University of Hong Kong
12 Apr (Fri) Angelo Bucci Chair Visiting Professor, School of Architecture, Yale University
Principal, SPBR Architects, São Paulo, Brazil
SPBR recent projects Room 419, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong
19 Apr (Fri) 22 Apr (Mon) Takaharu Tezuka Professor, Tokyo City University
President, Tezuka Architects, Tokyo, Japan
Nostalgic Future Room 419, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong
26 Apr (Fri) Aaron Tan Director, RAD, Hong Kong SAR Rad-Ing Room 419, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong
10 May (Fri) 2pm-6pm Symposium –
2020: Housing China
Room 419, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong
11 May (Sat) 10am-6pm Symposium –
2020 :Housing China
Room 419, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong

 

* In Shanghai – Lecture will start at 7:30 pm and take place on 2/F, 298 North Suzhou Road, Hong Kou, Shanghai.

Additional Information:

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

All lectures are open to the general public.

These lectures are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.