Factory Tour | SYP Glass

11 April 2015

On a sunny day in Shanghai, members of AIA Shanghai toured one of SYP Glass's plants in Shanghai to learn about glass, glass fabrication, and exterior building envelope specifications and properties. The educational tour was well attended and included multi-media presentations, walking tour and live demonstrations of the fabrication process in one of SYP Glass's float glass plants. AIA Shanghai thanks SYP's generous sponsorship and support.


Lend Lease | Healthiest Workplace Seminar

Thursday 9 April 2015

AIA Shanghai members joined many professionals in the design, engineering, development and construction community for a sellout presentation to showcase the design of Lend Lease's China Head Office in Shanghai - over 140 members and guests attended this educational event.  Speakers included Steve Willet (Lend Lease), Antoine Blanchard (Green Fortunes) and Raefer Wallis (GIGA). The event was organized by AIA Shanghai in collaboration with partners GIGA and Green Initiatives. Generous support was provided by Lend Lease - we thank them for their support of AIA Shanghai educational events.

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ZINC Cladding Seminar + Workshop

3 December 2014

AIA members and other professionals gathered for an educational seminar and hands on workshop about zinc cladding and its advantages. The group learned about zinc properties and best practices for installations on building exterior and interiors for different climates. We would like to thank our event sponsor VMZinc for hosting the event, and for the generous catering.

de_Compression | Arup 30 Years in China

26 November 2014

Arup launched a week of celebration showcasing the firm's accomplishments in 30 years in China. On the second day of the show, Arup hosted AIA Shanghai for an exclusive presentation by Shanghai structures lead, Andrew Luong, who spoke about his perspective as an engineer collaborating with international design firms on landmark making in China.


Shanghai Tower Tour 2.0

Monday 17 November 2014

AIA Shanghai got another exclusive tour today of the Shanghai Tower, courtesy of EFC Engineering - the facade consultant for the exterior of the tower. The tour went through one of the atrium floors and a typical high floor for the future hotel. We would like to thank EFC Engineering once again.

Wuzhen Theater Tour with Kris Yao

8 November 2014

AIA Shanghai braved a Shanghai rainy day for a tour of Wuzhen west town to view a few traditional theaters during the Wuzhen Theater Festival, culminating with a stop at the Wuzhen theater VIP room for an exclusive presentation by Kris Yao, Hon. FAIA, of Artech Architects about the Wuzhen theater design, and other projects. Transportation was provided courtesy of SOM China.

Shanghai Tower Tour

30 October 2014

AIA Shanghai got an exclusive tour today of the iconic Shanghai Tower under construction, courtesy of EFC Engineering, who are the facade consultant for the exterior of the tower. The AIA Shanghai group included AIA members living and working in Shanghai. The tour culminated with a tour of the 119th floor, with stunning panoramic views of Shanghai through the clouds below. We would like to thank EFC Engineering once again.

AIA Shanghai Official Launch Reception

24 September 2014

AIA Shanghai is now officially the sixth international chapter for The American Institute of Architects, and the newest to be inaugurated. On Wednesday 24 September 2014, AIA President Helene Dreiling and AIA Secretary Rich DeYoung presented the Charter for the establishment of AIA Shanghai to the Founding Committee and Founding Sponsors at a ceremony held at a classic venue in the heart of Shanghai, One Xintiandi. The inaugural celebration was also attended by several VIP's from Shanghai and AIA Hong Kong.