9:30 am09:30

Sinar Mas Center / White Magnolia Tower Tour

Space is limited, RSVP required.
Priority for AIA Members and Associates
RSVP by Monday June 27 to events@aiashanghai.org

AIA Shanghai is pleased to offer a building tour of the Sinar Mas Center project located along Shanghai's North Bund and designed by SOM with the support of ECADI.

This tour will include a presentation on the building's design by the following speakers

Mr. Eric TOMICH, Director
Mr. Jaan JOHNSON, Architect

555 Dongdaming Road,
Hongkou District, Shanghai
Meet at Gate No.3 of Sinar Mas Center
[near Metro Line 12 International Cruise Terminal Station]


4:00 pm16:00

ULI Shanghai Seminar: State Council's Recently Released Guidelines on Urban Planning and Development

Date: March 24

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue: PwC

Address: 11/F Price water house  Coopers Center, 2 Corporate Avenue, 202 Hu Bin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

ULI Shanghai will organize a seminar on State Council’s recently released Guidelines on urban planning and development. The seminar will last for two hours and explore potential implications of the new Guidelines on real estate development and investment as well as how cities will look in the future. This event is open to ULI members. Simultaneous translation will be provided during the event.

Free registration for AIA members

For more details, please refer to the following link: 








May 5

Dialogues in Space: Poetics of Place Specific Architecture – Wendell Burnette Architects

Hosted by Gallery of Shanghai Study Center, HKU

Wendell Burnette Architects is an internationally recognized architectural practice based in Phoenix, Arizona whose portfolio of work includes a wide range of private and public projects. The specific focus of the practice is concerned with space and light, context and place, and with the environment and landscapes in which we live. Through extensive research into the ‘art of building’ – the specificity of place and locally appropriate construction systems, materials, craft, and their infinite capacity to transcend mere construction, the work strives toward an architecture that is at once functional and poetic.

Most recently, his first full-length monograph Dialogues in Space by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers was released worldwide. The title of this book hints at how he thinks about architecture and the process he engages in its making. As someone from the American South he appreciated a well-crafted, well-told story as an important artifact of human experience. Naturally, he began to always imagine architecture as a constructed conversation, an inhabited story of sorts that eventually evolves into a continuous spatial dialogue between people, things, and time.

Openning Ceremony
Exhibitor’s Guide 6:30PM, 17 March
Lecture 7:30PM, 17 March

17 March – 5 May, 2016
Ground Floor Gallery of Shanghai Study Center, HKU
(298 North Suzhou Rd, Hongkou District, Shanghai)

Opening Hours
8:00AM – 8:00PM (Last entry at 7:30PM)
Opens on all national holidays.


Wendell Burnette

Wendell Burnette is a self-taught architect with an internationally recognized body of work. His architectural practice based in Phoenix and is engaged in a wide range of private and public projects. Burnette’s work is concerned with space, light, context and community. He is a native of Nashville who discovered the southwest desert as an apprentice at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. His eleven-year association with the studio of Will Bruder culminated in six-year design collaboration on the Phoenix Central Library. He is a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University and lectures widely in the United States and abroad. His projects include residences located locally and nationally, the Palo Verde Library / Maryvale Community Center and the much acclaimed Amangiri Resort in southern Utah, as well as current work in China, Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The work of Wendell Burnette has been published in more than 200 publications worldwide and has earned numerous distinctions for Design Excellence, including a 1990 Young Architects Award from PA magazine, a 1999 “Emerging Voices Award” from the Architectural League of New York, three “Record House” awards from Architectural Record magazine, over 10 AIA Arizona and AIA Western Mountain Region design awards, as well as one National AIA award and one National AIA / ALA Design Award for the Palo Verde Library / Maryvale Community Center. In 2009, Burnette received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City recognizing an American Architect whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction, which was accompanied by an exhibition at the Academy in the same year. Most recently, his first full-length monographDialogues in Space by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers was released worldwide. His design philosophy is grounded in listening and distilling the essence of a project to create highly specific architecture that is at once functional and poetic.


Jesse Reiser: Factual Fictions
7:30 pm19:30

Jesse Reiser: Factual Fictions

Department of Architecture
Shanghai Study Center
2016 SPRING Public Lecture Series

Speaker: Jesse Reiser
Date: 16 Mar 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Venue: HKU/Shanghai Study Centre

Jun 19


Hosted by Power Station of Art

Curator:Bernard Tschumi Architects

Venue:PSA 3F Gallery 6

Ticket Price:50

BERNARD TSCHUMI - Architecture: Concept & Notation

Bernard Tschumi: Concept and Notation explores Tschumi's work as a theorist, educator, and architect. At the core of his activity is a rejection of the conventions that assimilate architecture to the production of static form. Tschumi proposes an entirely different definition, starting from the inscription of the body and social activities into architectural space. Architecture, he insists, cannot be dissociated from the events that take place within it, and its production as a built project requires a concept-based approach. Hence, Tschumi explores new modes of writing architectural space—“notation”—so as to transcribe the interactions between space, movement, and action.

Inspired by the restless, questioning energy of May ‘68, Tschumi first taught and began his theoretical work at London’s Architectural Association. This early work introduces both poststructuralist thought and the neighboring disciplines of the visual arts, film, and literature into architectural theory. Most of his early projects were designed as theoretical manifestos that were synthesized in the drawing series The Manhattan Transcripts, which was produced when Tschumi settled in New York City in the mid-1970s. This research led to the landmark Parc de la Villette, followed by the interdisciplinary art school at Le Fresnoy, The Acropolis Museum, the headquarters and manufacturing center of Vacheron Constantin, and other projects allying concepts to their often remarkably beautiful materialization.

Dec 2

MIPIM Asia 2015

The MIPIM Asia Property Leaders Summit gathers top-level real estate professionals from all sectors to build partnerships, gain industry insight and discover the most outstanding projects through a world-class program dedicated to property investment and retail real estate. Link to the MIPIM site here

Nov 6

World Architecture Festival 2015

Singapore    Following a $180 million modernization program, the redesigned Suntec in Central Singapore will host World Architecture Festival (WAF) soundproofed crit rooms, auditorium and Festival Hall Stage. WAF’s layercake of content includes three thematic conference streams, a gallery of WAF Award entries and an exhibition of products and services. And of course there’s a social program with parties, PechaKucha, visits and Gala Awards Dinner. To learn more and attend click here

9:00 am09:00

GIGA Material Challenge


GIGA's Material Challenge has won the unanimous support of Material Providers and Designers who have participated since the inaugural event in 2013. The event series invites industry participants to build, learn and win through interactive events that focus on discovery through hands-on experimentation. To learn more, click here

Sep 14

AIA International Region Conference

Kyoto   AIA International Region (AIA IR) cordially invites members and the general public to attend the inaugural AIA IR Conference.  The Conference will feature keynote presentations by leading architects including panel discussions coordinated by each our of six global chapters: AIA Continental Europe, AIA UK, AIA Hong Kong, AIA Japan, AIA Middle East and AIA Shanghai.  Participants will earn more than 18 CES LUs at panels, seminars and presentations; have a voice at the Regional General Meeting; tour some of the most beautiful gardens and buildings in Japan and enjoy gala celebrations at conference commencement and completion, featuring traditional Japanese entertainment.  

Space is limited. Please pre register today at kyoto2015@aiainternational.org

9:00 am09:00

GIGA Material Challenge | Beijing


Beijing    GIGA's Material Challenge has won the unanimous support of Material Providers and Designers who have participated since the inaugural event in 2013. The event series invites industry participants to build, learn and win through interactive events that focus on discovery through hands-on experimentation. To learn more click here

6:30 pm18:30

Partner Event | Green Drinks Forum

Green Initiatives   “Collaborative consumption”, “Peer-to-peer marketplaces”, “The sharing economy” — different people call it different names. The point is to focus on accessing rather than owning a product. As resources are being quickly depleted, a new economy has emerged to address this problem. To attend click here

Jul 4

Architect@Work Shanghai 2015

ARCHITECT@WORK returns to Shanghai for its fourth installment. The event connects architects & designers to the latest innovations, the best networking opportunities and the most inspiring industry insights in China.

Read more:  English | 中文

6:30 pm18:30

Partner Event | Green Drinks Forum

Green Initiatives   “Smart grid” generally refers to a class of technologies that are being used to take electricity delivery systems into the 21st century by using computer-based remote control and automation. These systems are made possible by two-way communication technology and computer processing that has been used for decades in other industries. They are beginning to be used on electricity networks, from the power plants and wind farms all the way to the consumers of electricity in homes and businesses. To attend click here

Jun 27

WAF London


London    WAF will be coming to London in June during the London Festival of Architecture. WAF London will be a four-day exhibition of great buildings, future projects, interiors and landscapes from countries around the world.  For the first time, all of the WAF 2015 finalists will be exclusively displayed at ta free to attend exhibition. There will also be a talks programme looking at new architecture, issues affecting cities and communities, and how architecture and design can improve the environment. To learn more and attend click here

7:00 pm19:00

Partner Film Screening

Green Initiatives hold their 51st Documentary Film Screening at the magnificent Haworth Organic Space, showing The True Cost, a story about clothing, about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. To attend click here

6:30 pm18:30

Lecture | AIA Gold Medalist Moshe Safdie


Moshe Safdies's Office, "....regret to inform you that Moshe Safdie’s lecture scheduled for next Wednesday, June 10th, will be postponed as he needs to remain in Boston for a minor medical procedure.  Moshe will come to Shanghai later this month or in July and will deliver his lecture, Globalization and the Specificity of Culture, then.  We will of course keep you informed of the details.  I apologize for the short notice and for any inconvenience caused.  Thank you. "

6:30 pm18:30

RIBA Drinks

Unwind, relax and reconnect: Join us for an informal gathering of the Royal Institute of British Architects Shanghai.  You don’t have to be Royal, British or even an Architect, but if you happen to be interested in alcohol and/or architecture this could well be the next best thing! 

Jun 4

2015 ULI Asia Pacific Summit

Tokyo     Early bird registration will open later this year, but in the meantime, please save the date in your diary so that you can join over 500 leading real estate and land use professionals from across the region to proactively share ideas and exchange best practices. For more information click here

6:30 pm18:30

Partner Event | Green Drinks Forum

Green Initiatives   Carbon trading is a form of emissions trading that specifically targets carbon dioxide and currently constitutes the bulk of emissions trading. It is a common method countries utilize in order to meet their obligations specified by the Kyoto Protocol, namely the reduction of carbon emissions in an attempt to reduce or mitigate future climate change. A country emitting more carbon than its quota can purchase the right to emit more from countries that are under their quotas. To attend click here

7:00 pm19:00

Partner Event | Film Screening

Green Initiatives screens The End of the Line, a film that examines the threatening extinction of the bluefin tuna, caused by increasing demand for sushi; the impact on populations, marine life and climate resulting from an imbalance in marine populations; and the starvation and hunger in coastal populations, caused by the possible extinction of fish in some waters, the possible loss of livelihoods as experienced in Newfoundland following the collapse of the cod population, along with the potential remedies. To attend click here

May 13

Cityscape Qatar 2015

This three-day high powered event serves to provide a business environment for real estate professionals to do business, engage in discussion and establish new partnerships. The exhibition will be complimented by the Qatar Real Estate Summit where riveting discussions, international case studies, government policy briefings and sector updates will be presented by the industry’s leading experts and policy-makers; and the Cityscape Awards and Cocktail Evening honoring those who have contributed to outstanding urban development and architecture. To learn more click here

May 4

ULI Asia Pacific Summit

Tokyo    Early bird registration for this year’s ULI Asia Pacific Summit  is now open and we hope you will be able to join over 500 leading real estate and land use professionals from across the region to make new contacts, gain fresh insights and share best practices. To attend click here

Oct 31

Milan Expo 2015

Milan   Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors. Read more

Seeder | Financing Your Solar Rooftop
6:00 pm18:00

Seeder | Financing Your Solar Rooftop

  • Haworth Shanghai Organic Space

UGE recently announced a zero-cost solar energy solution specifically designed for commercial and industrial customers in China. The event will provide a detailed overview of this model – including site assessment, system design, installation, operations, maintenance and financing. Learn how your company can take advantage of this model to drive substantial savings to your bottom line.  For detail information click here