UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

Information Day 2021

Information Day 2021
Date:
30-Oct-2021 - 06-Nov-2021
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Title:
Information Day 2021

Join us at the HKU Information Day on 30 October 2021 (Saturday), for a whole day of admissions activities online, including webinars on our various undergraduate programmes, panel discussion with the Dean of Architecture, virtual school tour, students/graduates sharing, Q&A sessions and live chat.  Also check out our on-campus admissions activities on 6 November 2021 (Saturday), to meet our teachers and students in person at school tours, exhibitions, workshops and talks.

 

ONLINE ACTIVITIES ON 30 OCTOBER 2021:


11:00-12:00 | Dialogue with the Dean of Architecture

This discussion session allows students and parents to discover the suite of undergraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Architecture, namely BA(Architectural Studies), BSc(Surveying), BA(Landscape Studies), BA(Urban Studies), and BASc(Design+), through a panel discussion with the Dean of Architecture and Q&A session.

Panelists:

  1. Professor Chris Webster, Dean of Architecture
  2. Dr Isabelle Chan, Programme Director of BSc(Surveying), Department of Real Estate and Construction
  3. Professor Shenjing He, Head of Department of Urban Planning and Design
  4. Mr Mathew Pryor, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and Head of Division of Landscape Architecture
  5. Dr Eric Schuldenfrei, Head of Department of Architecture (Moderator)


12:30-13:30 | HKU BSc(Surveying) & the Role of Surveyors in Land Development

The admissions talk covers the following topics:

– What is Surveying?
– The essential roles of Surveyors in the land development cycle, including real estate and construction
– The latest development of HKU BSc(Surveying)
– Sharing of graduates
– Q&A

Presenters:

  1. Dr Isabelle Chan, Programme Director of BSc(Surveying)
  2. Mr Yu Kasing, Deputy Programme Director of BSc(Surveying)


14:00-15:00 | HKU BA(Urban Studies) Admissions Talk

The admissions talk covers the following topics:

– What is Urban Studies?
– Why Urban Studies at HKU?
– What will you study at HKU BA(Urban Studies)?
– Overseas and internships opportunities
– Career prospects
– Sharing of graduates
– Q&A

Presenter: Dr Kyung-Min Nam, Assistant Programme Director of BA(Urban Studies)


16:00-17:30 | Admissions Talk on BA(Architectural Studies), BA(Landscape Studies) and BASc(Design+)

This admissions talk provides an overview of three undergraduate programmes offered by the Department of Architecture, followed by a virtual school tour and Q&A session.

Presenters:

  1. Dr Eric Schuldenfrei, Head of Department of Architecture
  2. Ms Vincci Mak, Programme Director of BA(Landscape Studies)
  3. Dr Kristof Crolla, Programme Director of BASc(Design+)
  4. Professor Weijen Wang, Andrew K F Lee Professor in Architecture Design


ON-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES ON 6 NOVEMBER 2021:

 

10:00-11:00 | [BA(Urban Studies)] Admissions Talk by Dr Weifeng Li (Programme Director) | Venue: KB419

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11:00-12:00 | [BSc(Surveying)] All You Need to Know about HKU BSc(Surveying), by Dr Isabelle Chan (Programme Director) and Mr Yu Ka-sing (Deputy Programme Director) | Venue: KB526

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11:00-12:00 | [BA(Architectural Studies)] Live School Tour of Knowles Building | Venue: G/F, Knowles Building

Current students of the Architectural Students’ Association (ASA) will guide participants through the Classrooms, Studios and Facilities of Knowles Building.

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11:00-12:00 | [BA(Urban Studies)] Exhibition of BA(US) Student Work | Venue: 8/F, Knowles Building

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12:00-13:00 | [BA(Urban Studies)] “What Affects the Development of Future Cities” Mini-lecture by Professor Anthony Yeh, followed by Q&A | Venue: KB419

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12:00-13:00 | [BSc(Surveying)] Meet our Students and Surveying Society | Venue: KB528

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13:00-14:00 | [BA(Architectural Studies)] Mini-lectures with Q&A | Venue: KB730

Talks led by Eike Schling, Guillaume Ottenin-Girard and Emma Letizia Jones (Assistant Professors at Department of Architecture), showcasing their teaching, work and research, followed by Q&A.

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14:00-15:00 | [BA(Architectural Studies)] Student Exhibition with Q&A | Venue: KB318

Current students will present their design studio work in an exhibition, and open up to questions thereafter.

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14:00-18:00 | [BASc(Design+)] Design Futures Workshop by Dr Kristof Crolla (Programme Director), Cesar Jung-Harada (Senior Lecturer), Dennis Cheung (Adjunct Assistant Professor), Lidia Ratoi (Assistant Lecturer) and Garvin Goepel | Venue: KB622

Where are the flying cars? Free energy? Holidays on the moon? The promised future is always postponed, and with an ongoing climate catastrophe, the future we used to want may not make sense anymore. So, what future should we desire and design instead? For half a day you will be designing the future mentored by design experts in the fields of computational architecture, industrial design, fashion and textile, furniture, mixed reality, new materials, and ocean robotics. Using photos of present-day Hong Kong, we will use drawings, Design Thinking, scenarios, collages, and experience prototyping to explore provocative questions such as: what if cities were not built out of concrete, what if we did not buy anything new, what if we made our food, water, and electricity within the city, what if all transportation was self-driving, shared, and powered by renewable energy and what if technologies more advanced than AI, 5G, blockchain, brain-to-brain communication, holograms, were broadly available? How would it all work? What would our cities look like? How would our daily lives change? What would be the role of designers in all these important evolutions? ‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it’ (Alan Kay). Come and experience Design+ with us.

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15:00-16:30 | [BA(Landscape Studies)] Campus Tree Walk by Mr Gavin Coates (Senior Lecturer at Division of Landscape Architecture) | Venue: HKU Campus (meet at KB601)

Join this afternoon stroll around the Main Campus of HKU, where you will be introduced to some of the arboreal and landscape gems on campus, and plant some seeds of appreciation for this fascinating discipline along the way!

THIS SESSION IS FULL; A NEW SESSION ON 13 NOVEMBER, 15:00-16:30, IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION (QUOTA: 25)

More information: https://www.infoday.hku.hk/faculty-of-architecture

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