Public Lecture Series

Donald Choi

Donald Choi
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Cecilia Chu
Associate Professor,
Division of Landscape Architecture, HKU
Architecture for Social Impact
Donald Choi
CEO of Chinachem Group and President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Lecture abstract

A dialogue with Mr. Donald Choi, CEO of Chinachem Group and President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Donald will share his views on the urgency of place making for social impact, how architecture should be in the public interest, and the challenges faced by the architects and clients in creating an architecture that is more than just a building or an investment project.


Mr. Donald Choi has worked globally as an architect and developer for more than 30 years and believes in the power of design to empower society. Donald studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and received degrees from RISD, UBC, CU, HKU, LBS, and Columbia University. He was the Managing Director of Nan Fung Group and a Director of Foster and Partners before joining Chinachem Group in 2018 as CEO. He is, or had served as, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, and Chief Curator for the Hong Kong Exhibition at the 17th Venice Biennale. Donald is also a Trustee of Rhode Island School of Design, Board Member of Business Environment Council, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Green Building Council,  Chairperson of Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre, and the Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre.


All lectures are open to the general public.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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