Code : 2022052
Event Name : The M+ - A journey from competition to completion
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Gavin Erasmus, Director, Farrells
Erica Choi, Project Director, Farrells

Biography of the speaker:

Gavin Erasmus, Director, Farrells
Gavin has more than 30 years of international experience in project managing and delivering large-scale projects. He leads Farrells’ general practice management team and specializes in the design and project management of projects, ranging from mixed-use and integrated transit-oriented developments, high-speed rail termini and metro projects and landmark cultural complexes. With a thorough understanding of design and construction, Gavin has led the design and project management systems for complex construction projects procured under both traditional and management contracts from inception to completion.

Since 1992 Gavin has been heavily involved in the design and construction of mixed-use integrated infrastructure projects relating to the West Kowloon Peninsula, including MTRC Kowloon Station and Property Masterplan; the Kowloon Ventilation Building, and Kowloon Station Square. He was deeply involved in the M+ Museum of Visual Culture from inception in 2012 to completion in 2021, acting as the MJV’s Consultants Representative during construction. He was extremely knowledgeable as to the requirements of this Consultancy, to navigate and lead, together with the AUT, through all the constraints, challenges and opportunities and successfully met all the objectives of the project.

Erica Choi, Project Director, Farrells
Erica has more than 18 years of experience in architectural practice. She has been engaged in projects from both the private and public sectors in various regions, including Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China and Cambodia. Her involvement in projects from A&A works, sports and leisure grounds, office towers, large scale residential development to museum & storage facilities has equipped her skills in architectural design, construction management and collaboration with various stakeholders; and the aptitude to all stages of work and the ability to solve a variety of challenging design problems.

As the Project Architect from Farrells in the M+ Consultancy Joint Venture, Erica participated since 2013 from schematic design, detailed design, tendering, construction and post-construction licensing phase of the project. Due to the complexity of the project, she worked with specialists from various disciplines within the JV and played the leading role in the team in terms of design and engineering coordination. In parallel, she was also involved in administrative process in daily basis with close relation with end user, project manager, contract administrator, consultants, etc.

She has now carried her experience through to a new museum project in the office – the Expansion of Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong Museum of History appointed by the Architectural Services Department.
Event Date : 2022-04-26
Event Time : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-04-24
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : GPD
Organizer : General Practice Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$250 for non-members
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : English
Details :

Synopsis of the event:

M+, opened in November 2021, is a museum of visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong. It exhibits twentieth and twenty-first century visual culture encompassing visual art, design and architecture, and moving image.

Farrells have been intimately engaged in the planning of West Kowloon since the land was reclaimed from the harbour more than 25 years ago. In the event, directors from Farrells will share with us their experience from West Kowloon to M+, from site constraints to opportunities; from mock-up to realisation, from exposed concrete to building envelope and from containing to Showcasing Arts.

Remarks :

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Upon successful payment of the registration fee, the ZOOM link for joining the CPD event will be available in the CPD/PQSL profile under the "Member Area" of the HKIS website.

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Payment : HKD 150
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