Career Discovery in Architecture [Shanghai] Summer

The Career Discovery in Architecture Programme has been offered by the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong since 1998.  It introduces to high school students with general knowledge on the subject of architecture. The programme has gained wide popularity in Hong Kong since its inception, and received critical acclaim when it was introduced in Shanghai in the summer of 2018. The programme consists of a series of workshops, field trips, lectures and design studios, which are led by both HKU faculty members and experienced professionals (architects, landscape architects, engineers) practicing in Shanghai.

The University of Hong Kong established the Shanghai Study Centre in 2008. It is housed in the historical Post Office Building, on Suzhou Creek. The Study Centre acts as a platform for new urban development ideas to be emerged from the fastest urbanizing region in the world. The public programme at HKUSSC invites critics with challenging opinions, architects with provoking viewpoints, planners with innovative solutions and academics with new theories – all with the aim of understanding the current condition in Chinese cities, and to explore beyond today and tomorrow. The goal is to be able to generate new ideas that can contribute to better, more intelligent and more interesting cities and architecture. The establishment of this Centre is also part of the University’s ongoing effort to achieve a global vision in tertiary education by extending its academic curricula, exchange and public programmes beyond the physical confines of Hong Kong, thus giving students a more international learning experience, helping with the development of professional education for changing professional needs in a rapidly globalizing context.

Lectures will include aesthetics of architecture, urban environment, landscape design, historic preservation, building and environment technologies, computer-aided design etc.  Workshops are a series of training sessions on basic design and technical skills such as free-hand drawing, orthographic projections, perspectives, photography and model making etc.

Design Studio forms an integral part of architectural education. The studio aims to raise students’ awareness of the hands-on and interactive nature in architectural training. A series of small design exercises is assigned to provide students with opportunities to apply the design skills and knowledge acquired during the course.

Programme Director: Anderson LEE

Date: 20 July – 8 August, 2020

Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:30 – 17:30 ( 20 July – 7 August ); Saturday, 8 August only, 9:30 – 13:00
( Please note that programme period is subject to change due to current coronavirus epidemic )

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