Saturday05 September 2015

RIBA launches Hong Kong chapter

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Group has over 600 members in China

The RIBA has launched a chapter in Hong Kong to cater for the 600 members there and in mainland China.

RIBA president Angela Brady

RIBA president Angela Brady

RIBA president Angela Brady, who has flown out to Hong Kong to launch the new chapter, said: “Hong Kong is a perfect base for the RIBA to build upon our existing relationships, explore new ones and promote the important role of architecture throughout the wider region.”

Brady, who is visiting Hong Kong and Shanghai as part of separate missions with UKTI and RIBA London, said it was aiming to introduce the RIBA part 3 in the former British colony next year.

The interim chair of the new chapter is John Campell a director with Farrells’ Asian arm TFP Farrells.


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  • zecks_marquise

    Once again, HK and Shanghai are not growth areas for anyone but major international firms. They don't need a bunch of amateurs from RIBA to help market themselves!

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  • Spot on Zeck. Again. It seems that RIBA´s desperately trying to find ways of making themselves sort of relevant.

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  • I was struck by the fact they want to implement the RIBA part 3 in China. This is a money making opportunity as no doubt students will need to get reciprocity for part 1 and part 2 and then ARB will be involved. And what the point if they don't have visas which allow them to work in Britain? What advantage does it have if you can't practice as a 'British' architect?

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  • Nigel Reading RIBA

    As a founding member of the RIBA-HK chapter in my maternal home city, here is just one example of why the practical sustainable design expertise and thought leadership represented by some RIBA members who take their professional duty of care seriously is compellingly relevant in China (remembering 40% of all energy use is by buildings):
    Cosmomimetic Design in Nature & Culture - Asynsis Principle-Constructal Law Seminar: Shanghai 15/09/12 http://wp.me/p1zCSP-1S via @ASYNSIS

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  • SomeoneStoleMyNick

    RIBA Part 3 would be completely irrelevant in China.

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  • Nigel, how many times have you used this comments page to punt your Web site...give us a break.

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