Architectural conservation is increasingly an important area of work for architects and architectural conservationists in Hong Kong and the region. With increased awareness of the value of architectural heritage, the society looks to proper and careful interpretation, conservation and reuse of historic buildings in cities and countryside. In Hong Kong, the number of conservation projects, led both by the government and the private sector, has mushroomed over the last 5 years. In this context, the programme places emphasis on professionalism in approaching the conservation of and design with historic buildings, learning from and with international professionals.
The programme will establish educational partnership with leading universities in the world on conservation education, as well as leading institution in China, in teaching and student exchange. Experienced practitioners will also be invited to offer courses and lectures at the programme.