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Engineering Centenary Distinguished Lecture by Mr Edward S T Ho, May 24, 2012
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Architecture & Engineering

Event Details

“Shaping a City - Hong Kong Architects’ Impact on Society”

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Reception 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Lecture 6:00pm

Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House,
The University of Hong Kong

Mr Edward S T Ho
Registered Architect, FHKIA, RIBA, AIA, FHKIoD

Sponsored by:
Shiu Wing Steel Limited

The establishment of the Department of Architecture as part of the Faculty of Engineering in 1950 coincided with the growth of Hong Kong's population after the war. Based on Mr. Edward Ho' personal experience and observations, he will reflect on how architectural graduates of the Hong Kong University since the 1950s shaped our city, their impact on our society, and opportunities and challenges for professionals now and for the future.

About the speaker:

Mr. Edward S. T. Ho, a graduate of the University of Hong Kong, is an architect by profession and is Group Chairman of Wong Tung Group of Companies. Mr. Ho has wide ranging architectural experience in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the US. An award-winning architect, he is a Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, and was awarded the 1992 HKIA Prize for Outstanding Community Services for Benefits of the Institute and the Profession. Mr. Ho was an Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Architecture from 1998 to 2010 and is presently Advisory Professor of Tongji University, Shanghai.

On public service, Mr. Ho is a former member of the Legislative Council from 1987 to 2000. He also served on the Executive Council and a number of statutory boards and advisory committees, including the Town Planning Board, the Housing Authority where he was Chairman of the Building Committee, Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Chairman of the Hong Kong Industrial Estates Corporation and a member of the Hospital Authority. Mr. Ho was also Chairman of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society. He is a board member of the HK Mass Transit Railway Corporation and current Chairman of Prince of Wales Hospital Governing Committee and Chairman of Opera Hong Kong.

*All are welcome*

Date/Time24/05/2012 18:00-19:00
VenueWang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 07/05/2012 16:25(HKT) to 24/05/2012 15:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

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