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Membership Category


Membership of the Institute comprises of 2 main category by individual or by architectural practice


A) Individual  
   
  1)   Honorary Fellows/ Honorary Members (By Invitation Only)  
     
  Honorary Fellows shall be such persons of eminence as the Institute may wish to honour and whose membership would further the objects of the Institute.  
     
  Honorary Members shall be such persons as the Institute may wish to honour and whose contribution to the objects of the Institute is recognized.  
     
  Honorary Fellow  
     
  •   Mr. Cesar PELLI (2006)  
     
  Honorary Members  
     
  •   Mr. YE Ru Tang 葉如棠 (1993)  
  •   Mr. Denis G. LEVETT (1999)  
  •   Sir David AKERS-JONES 鍾逸傑爵士 (2006)  
  •   Ir. Dr. CHENG Hon Kwan 鄭漢鈞博士 (2006)  
  •   Prof. Tunney F. LEE 李燦輝教授 (2006)  
  •   Mr. KERR Keith Graham (2007)  
  •   Mr. SONG Chun Hua 宋春華 (2007)  
  •   Mr. HE Jing Tang 何鏡堂 (2009)  
  •   Mr. ZHANG Qinnan 張欽楠 (2010)  
  •   Mrs Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor 林鄭月娥 (2012)  
  •   Prof. SHEN Yue 沈粤 (2014)  
  •   Mr. Nicholas BROOKE 蒲祿祺 (2015)  
  •   Mr. CUI Kai 崔愷 (2015)  
   
  2)   Members  
     
  Members shall be qualified architects, duly nominated and elected by the Council of the Institute, who
     
 
a. are members of any other architects’ association, institution or register recognized by the Council for the purpose of admission, or
b. hold a degree or a diploma in architecture recognized by the Council, have two years post - graduate architectural experience or its equivalent as defined by the Council from time to time and who have passed the HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment or its approved equivalent.
 
     
  Members may use the statement ‘Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects’ or the letters ‘H.K.I.A.’ after their names.  
   
  3)   Fellows  
     
  Members who have had a minimum of 15 years standing in the Institute and in practice for 15 years (relevant experience in the academic or the public sectors being recognized) or have made a significant contribution to the work of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects or to the field of architecture shall be elected as Fellows subject to the approval of the Council.  
     
  Fellows may use the statement ‘Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects’ or the letters F.H.K.I.A. after their names.  
   
  4)   Associates  
     
  Associates shall be persons who have completed a course of study in architecture and  
     
 
(a) a professional diploma / degree in Architecture obtained on completion of a five-year or equivalent, full-time course of study, which is recognized by a national accrediting body in the country in which the degree is conferred.
 
     
  AND  
     
 
(b)(i) being a current full member of an established architectural institution which has a status equivalent to that of HKIA in its country of origin at the time of application. OR
 
 
(b)(ii) possessing professional experience in architecture or in a related field for a minimum of 5 years full time obtained after the acquisition of a professional diploma / degree in Architecture as required in (a) above.
 
     
  OR  
     
 
(b)(iii) are working as a full-time teaching staff of the course(s) of study in architecture in a University or School recognized by the Council with certification of the Head of the Department at the time of application.
 
     
  Associates may use the statement ‘Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects’ or the title ‘Associate H.K.I.A.’ after their names.  
   
  5)   Affiliates  
     
  Affiliates shall be persons or categories of persons considered by the Council to have a connection with the architectural profession and who are suitable to be admitted as Affiliates of the Institute.  
     
  Affiliates may use the statement ‘Affiliate of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects’ or ‘Affiliate HKIA’ after their names.  
   
  6)   Graduate Members  
     
  Graduate Members shall be persons who  
   
 
a. possess a degree or diploma in the field of architectural studies from a University or School recognised by the Council, or
b. have passed any professional examination in architecture recognised by the Council.
 
   
  7)   Student Members  
     
  Student Members shall be persons who are enrolled in courses of study in architecture in a University or School recognized by the Council.  
   
  8)   Retired Members  
     
  Retired Members shall be any Member, Associate or Graduate Member who has retired from practice and ceased to draw remuneration from architectural work, subject always to the approval of the Council.  
   
  9)   Non-Resident Members  
     
  Any Member, Associate or Graduate Member who is not ordinarily resident in Hong Kong may apply for a change of membership status to Non-Resident Member, subject always to the approval of the Council.  
     
B) Architectural Practice  
   
  1)   Corporate Members  
   
  Corporate Members shall be corporations carrying on an architectural practice in Hong Kong that has –
(1) at least one of the directors of the corporation being a Foundation Member, a Member, or a Fellow of the Institute;
 
     
  AND  
     
 
(2)(a) at least 30% of the directors of the corporation being Foundation Members, Members, and/or Fellows of the Institute;
 
     
  OR  
     
 
(2)(b) at least 30% of the voting rights of the corporation being held by Foundation Members, Members, and/or Fellows of the Institute.
   
Rights and Benefits
   
The rights and benefits for respective category of membership are tabulated as below.
   
   
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