Farrells Project Director Rachel Chow has been appointed as Member of the 2021 – 2022 HKIA Council

Congratulations to our Project Director Rachel Chow of being elected as a member of the HKIA Council 2021-2022! Their 2-year term of office starts on 1 January 2021, and will end on 31 December 2022.

Rachel holds a diverse range of local project experience, having handled projects in both the public and private sectors, from the conception stage to construction. Since joining HKIA committee from 2017, Rachel has been actively participated in the promotion of the latest innovative building practices, in order for the industry to adapt the global trends in digitalization and Government’s initiation on construction innovation & technology. With over 13 years practical and management experience in delivering large scale projects by BIM, she is able to provide advice to achieve efficient BIM workflow in the design collaboration process based on local practice.

Having extensive experience as Team Lead and Deputy Project AP for large scale and complex institutional, commercial and infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, Rachel is well versed in the required statutory processes to realise challenging design requirement and ensure effective liaison with government authorities and other stakeholders. Rachel’s project experience includes M+ Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District, and the ongoing Kwai Chung Hospital Redevelopment. Located on top of Lai King Hill, The psychiatric hospital’s redevelopment will emerging collectively as a therapeutic village campus that is conducive to patients’ rehabilitation, recovery and re-integration into the community. She will be leading the Farrells design team to deliver the new KCH that both keep up with modern clinical practice and to integrate new technology to maintain world class medical services for Hong Kong.

With Donald Choi as the new president, Rachel and the 2021-2022 council will lead the institute to continue uphold the architects’ leading role and promote the architectural excellence, tackle the challenges in our profession, , enhance knowledge sharing for professional development of young generations, and to contribute an environmentally and economically sustainable future.

Read more about the new HKIA council here