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Grace Liao Moderates AIA Panel on Emerging Practices Designing for Communities

On October 28th, the KPF Director guided a discussion between emerging professionals in Hong Kong and New York on how they are defining the role of architecture in the public realm.

The design practices represented in the panel share a common goal of finding innovative ways to design for communities and stakeholders, raising awareness of pressing topics in their cities. In discussing their practices, panelists presented projects that engage a range of constituents, creatively establishing alliances with both commercial and non-commercial partners, helping build institutions with a wide public purpose.

The panel featured Vicky Chan, AIA, Founder, Avoid Obvious Architects and Chair, Walk DVRC; Ivi Diamantopoulou, AIA, Co-Founder, New Affiliates; Koray Duman, AIA, LEED AP, Founder, B-KD; Eric Ho, AIA, Co-Founder, Architecture Commons and Founder, Neighbourhood Innovation Lab; Maggie Ma Kingsley, Co-Founder and Director, Domat; and Amy Yang, Founding Partner, Dash Marshall. Nicolas Medrano, SOM Hong Kong, moderated the panel alongside Grace.

Cohosted by AIANY’s Global Dialogues committee and the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, the event took place on October 28th from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM both in person at the Center for Architecture in New York and over Zoom. Learn more here.