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Architectural Services Department

Architectural Services Department
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Agency overview
Formed11 April 1986 (11 April 1986)
Preceding
  • Architectural Office, Public Works Department
JurisdictionHong Kong
HeadquartersQueensway Government Offices
MottoDriving Development, Preserving Heritage
Employees1,789 (March 2013)[1]
Agency executive
  • Sylvia Lam, Director of Architectural Services
Parent agencyDevelopment Bureau
Websitewww.archsd.gov.hk
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of Hong Kong
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The Architectural Services Department is a department of the Government of Hong Kong responsible for the design and construction of many public facilities throughout the territory. It is subordinate to the Works Branch of the Development Bureau and the current director is Leung Koon-kee.

History

The origins of the Architectural Services Department lie in the Architectural Office, one of the sub-departments of the former Public Works Department (PWD). The PWD was founded in 1891, but the structure of the department at that time is reportedly unclear.[2] The Architectural Office existed by 1939, and following the disruption in operations during the Japanese occupation, the unit was kept busy in the postwar years by rebuilding work. The 1948 annual report of the Public Works Department reported that 274 government buildings were repaired that year.[2] During the 1960s the Architectural Office was heavily involved in the resettlement housing programmes, but these duties were divested to the Hong Kong Housing Authority upon its 1973 establishment.[3]

The modern Architectural Services Department (abbreviated ASD or ArchSD) was founded in 1986, reporting directly to the Secretary of Lands and Works.[3] Some of the most prolific clients of the department have been the Urban Council and Regional Council, and their successors the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.

Significant projects (as architect)

Directors

  • José Lei, 1986-1991
  • Paul Jeremy Corser, 1991-1993
  • Kenneth Chan, September 1993-April 1997
  • Pau Shiu-hung (), October 1997-2 November 2002
  • Yue Chi-hang (), 3 November 2002 - 4 July 2009[24]
  • Marigold Lau Lai Siu-wan (?), 5 July 2009 - 16 October 2011[25]
  • Leung Koon-kee (), 17 October 2011 - 9 December 2017[26]
  • Mrs Sylvia Lam Yu Ka-wai (?), from December 10, 2017[27]

Notes

  1. ^ "About Us". Architectural Services Department. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b Chung Wah Nan 1989, pp. 22.
  3. ^ a b Chung Wah Nan 1989, pp. 23.
  4. ^ Roskam, Cole. "Central Government Offices". Docomomo International. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Kirk-Greene, Anthony (2001). Glimpses of Empire: A Corona Anthology. London: I.B. Tauris and Co. p. 159.
  6. ^ Chung Wah Nan 1989, pp. 164.
  7. ^ Chung Wah Nan 1989, pp. 154-55.
  8. ^ a b ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 35.
  9. ^ Chung Wah Nan 1989, pp. 158.
  10. ^ Growing with Hong Kong: The University and Its Graduates : the First 90 Years. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 2002. p. 154.
  11. ^ "Queensway Government Office Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ a b ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 100.
  13. ^ ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 105.
  14. ^ "The Hong Kong Cultural Centre". J. Roger Preston Limited. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ a b ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 109.
  16. ^ ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 102.
  17. ^ ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 103.
  18. ^ ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 111.
  19. ^ ArchSD Review (97) 1997, pp. 69.
  20. ^ ArchSD Review (99) 1999, pp. 139.
  21. ^ "Central resource". building.hk. Building Journal. July 2001. Retrieved 2014.
  22. ^ ArchSD Review (99) 1999, pp. 133-35.
  23. ^ a b "ArchSD Projects" (PDF). building.hk. Retrieved 2014.
  24. ^ ,?,2002?11?2
  25. ^ ,?,2009?6?25
  26. ^ ,?,2011?9?27
  27. ^ ,?,2017?11?16
References
  • Chung Wah Nan (1989). Contemporary Architecture in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co. Ltd.
  • ArchSD Review (97) (1997). Architectural Services Department. Hong Kong: China Trend Building Press.
  • ArchSD Review (99) (1999). Architectural Services Department: The New Millennium. Hong Kong: China Trend Building Press.

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