International Speakers


Kris Yao, Honorable FAIA

Founding Partner, Artech


THSR Hsinchu Station

Lanyang Museum

Wuzhen Theaters

Water-Moon Monastery

Shih Chien University Gym & Library

China Steel Corporation headquarters

Kelti Center


Kris Yao

Built Works

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Brian Lee, FAIA

Design Partner, SOM


1.Tianjin CTF Finance Center (530m), Tianjin, 2019

2.Greenland Nanchang Tower

3.Beijing WTC

4.Shanghai Huawei Campus

5.Chris Hospital Joint & Spine Center, Cincinnati

6.Chicago Public Library


Brian Lee

Built Works

Local Speakers


Zhu Xiaofeng

Founding Partner, Scenic Architecture (Shanghai)


Huaxin Business Center, Xuhui, Shanghai

Deep Dive Rowing Club. Pudong Century Park, Shanghai

Dashawan Beach Facilities at Liandao Island

The Green Pine Garden, Shanghai

Zhujiajiao Museum of Fine Arts


Zhu Xiaofeng

Built Works


Jiangxin He & Ying Jian

Founding Partners, O Office Guangzhou


Value Factory of 2013 Shenzhen

Beijing Huilongguan Youth Housing

Vanke Songshanhu Staff Housing

MJH Museum in iD Town in Shenzhen,

Lianzhou Museum of Photography

Tianhe Youth Commune

Biennales of Venice and Shenzhen

Youth Hotel of iD Town

Stone Art Gallery

Silo-top Studio


Jiangxin He & Ying Jian

Built Works


Di Shaohua

Co Founder, Praxis D’Architecture


Dongrun Apartment Building

Lake Shore Artist Studio

Ying Gallery Renovation

Spring Art Museum


Di Shaohua

Built Works

Travel Information

Conference Venue

Early Bird Registration is open. Early bird rates expire September 15, 2019.

Rates are $495 and USD $195 for accompanying (non-business) partner/spouse. Full registration will include access to all basic program items, including lectures, tours, lunches, cocktail receptions, and the Gala Dinner. Register here.

Conference Venue

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai

A surprisingly intimate modern hotel located in park-like setting on the riverfront of Shanghai’s new central business district, Lujiazui. Enjoy spectacular views of the skyline, walk the new riverfront greenbelt, and visit Shanghai’s landmark towers, plus see new cultural centers like 1863 Shipyards. Conference attendees will enjoy favorable room rates.



China requires a visa for visitors holding passports from most other countries, including the USA and the UK. Conference visitors will be responsible for procuring their own visas. Please check with the Chinese embassy or qualified visa agents in your country to learn how to apply. Visa agents may be helpful to avoid in-person visits to a consulate or embassy.

We discourage visitors from registering if you have not secured a Chinese visa by November 1, 2019, as there will be insufficient time for processing which may result in attendees being unable to attend the conference.

For visitors with no other business in China, a tourist visa may be most suitable – this requires proof of round-trip airfare and a hotel booking.

USA Citizens can check visa information here: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/

Note that September and October have several holidays in China which will affect processing times – ensure you apply well in advance of your travel:

Weather & Air Quality in November

Generally well suited to walking outdoors with a light jacket and small umbrella.

Light rain is possible, usually brief.

Tours should anticipate early evening darkness


Conference space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Proof of membership status is required.

  • Registration is for the conference ticket only. Fees include all education programs and activities as indicated in the conference program.

  • Conference participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.

  • Program subject to change as needed by AIA International.

AIA International Region shall in no event have any liability to registrants based on claims for indirect, special, or consequential damages of any type whatsoever, and shall bear no other obligation of any type except as expressly stated herein. AIA International Region reserves the right to cancel this conference and shall refund registration fees as applicable.

Refund policy:

  • 30 or more days before the conference - 100% refund

  • Less than 30 days before the conferencBe - 30 % refund

  • During the conference - no refund.

Please direct questions to info@aiarchitectsh.org.


November 14-17

be there!