|1956-1957||SU Gin Djih (徐敬直)|
|1958||WRIGHT Alec Michael John|
|1959||ROBINSON Harold Graham Fector|
|1960||SZETO Wai (司徒惠)|
|1961||GREGORY Wallace Gerard|
|1962-1963||DOVEY George Chadwick|
|1964||LEE Wei Kwong Edward|
|1965||ASTBURY Hugh Cedric|
|1966||KWOK Tun Li Stanley (郭敦禮)|
|1968||ALVARES Alfred Victor Jorge|
|1969||CAMPBELL Ian James|
|1970||OUYANG Chao Leslie (歐陽昭)|
|1971-1972||PRESCOTT Jon Alfred (白自覺)|
|1973-1974||WONG Chack Sang Jackson (王澤生)|
|1975-1976||LEE King Fun Andrew (李景勳)|
|1977-1978||HSU Wo Teh William (徐和德)|
|1979-1980||LO Kwong Yiu Lawrence (羅光耀)|
|1981-1982||POON Cho Yiu Ronald (潘祖堯)|
|1983-1984||HO Sing Tin Edward (何承天)|
|1985-1986||WONG Edwin (黃漢威)|
|1987-1988||KINOSHITA James Hajime (木下一)|
|1989-1990||HAFFNER Christopher (夏扶禮)|
|1991-1992||POON Sing Chi Stephen (潘承梓)|
|1993-1994||LAU Wing Kwong Dennis (劉榮廣)|
|1995-1996||CHUNG Wah Nan (鍾華楠)|
|1997-1998||HO Tao (何 弢)|
|1999-2000||WILL Barry Fegan (韋栢利)|
|2001-2002||LAU Sau Shing Patrick (劉秀成)|
|2003||WONG Po Lung John (王寶龍)|
|2004||SHEN Edward (沈埃迪)|
|2005-2006||LIM Wan Fung Bernard V. (林雲峯)|
|2007-2008||LU Yuen Cheung Ronald (呂元祥)|
|2009-2010||KWONG Sum Yee Anna (鄺心怡)|
|2011-2012||LAM Kwong Ki Dominic (林光祺)|
|2013-2014||FUNG Yin Suen Ada (馮宜萱)|
|2015-2016||NG Wing Shun Anthony Vincent (吳永順)|
|2017-2018||CHEN Marvin (陳沐文)|
|2019-2020||LI Kwok Hing Felix (李國興)|
|2021-2022||CHOI Wun Hing Donald (蔡宏興)|
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED being met together on the third day of September in the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty-six and being desirous of forming a Society in the Colony of Hong Kong for the general advancement of Civil Architecture and for promoting and facilitating the acquirement of the knowledge of the various Arts and Sciences connected therewith DO HEREBY BAND OURSELVES TOGETHER IN A SOCIETY TO BE KNOWN AS THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS and do undertake as Foundation Members to subscribe to the funds and be bound by the Rules of the Society AND DO FURTHER DECLARE AND AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
1 that the Society shall consist of Members,Honorary Members, Associates, Graduates and Students;
2 that the Society shall elect and be governed by a Council consisting of a President, two Vice-Presidents, and such other Officers and Members of Council as it may decide;
3 that the Society shall make such Rules for its own good governance and the conduct of its members as it may from time to time think fit;
4 that the Society shall have power in its corporate name to acquire, hold and dispose of property and funds and shall to this end comply with Ordinances of the Government of Hong Kong;
5 that the Society shall invite and have as its Patron a person of eminence in colony.
(Subscribed by the Foundation Members at the Second Inaugural Meeting of the Society on 3rd September, 1956)
Membership of the Institute comprises of 2 main categories by individual or by architectural practice.
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
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 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.
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.
b.1. 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.
b.2. 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.
b.3. 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.
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.
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.
Student Members shall be persons who are enrolled in courses of study in architecture in a University or School recognized by the Council.
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.
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.
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;
2.a. at least 30% of the directors of the corporation being Foundation Members, Members, and/or Fellows of the Institute;
2.b. at least 30% of the voting rights of the corporation being held by Foundation Members, Members, and/or Fellows of the Institute;
The rights and benefits for respective category of membership are tabulated below.