Newsletter No. 356

No. 356, 19.4.2010 第三五六期 二零一零年四月十九日 No. 356 19 April 2010 本刊由香港中文大学资讯处出版,每月出版两期。截稿日期及稿例载于 www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/newslter/ 。 The CUHK Newsletter is published by the Information Services Office, CUHK, on a fortnightly basis. Submission guidelines and deadlines can be found at www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/newslter/. (续下页 To be continued ) 建筑事业的基石:基石培训计划 Laying the Cornerstone for an Architectural Career 这 句英谚没有提到中国人会建什么。但不管怎样,今 天的建筑师对于建筑概念和实务上的文化差异, 不能一无所知。现代建筑师作业无定处,或许今天在上 海,明天在圣保罗,过几天却到了都柏林或杜拜,甚至同 时间处理不同地方的业务。因此,跨文化理解和经验对于 现代建筑师的养成极为重要。 中大建筑学院与Cornerstone Concilium, Inc.(下简称 「基石」)携手,推出基石培训计划。2009年10月,双方 签订了解备忘录,「基石」每年资助两名建筑学院学生到 加州三藩市实习一个月。 「基石」是以三藩市为基地的顾问公司,主力为设施、运 输和科技行业的工程和管理提供顾问服务。其客户除了 《财富》杂志五百强企业外,还有政府部门,这些客户 的大型基建工程遍及全美国。「基石」的创办人和现任 主席兼行政总裁伟恩 ● 培理(Wayne H. Perry)在三藩市 湾区长大,从小立志投身建筑和工程行业。培理先生是 非洲裔美国人,成长于工人阶级聚居的社区,该处没有建 筑师居住,因此年轻时的他找不到可作楷模的建筑师。 当他在1986年实现梦想并创业后,就成立推动教育的 基石基金会,帮助社会上弱势一群,为他们铺路,投身设 计和建造科技业的顾问行业。多年来,基金会拓宽了许多 美国年轻人的眼界,为他们提供奖学金,助他们晋身建 筑、工程、建造、都市规划和房地产开发行业。基金会进军 香港,创办基石培训计划,作为东方社会到西方寻找机会 的「桥梁」。 西班牙人每到一个岛屿拓殖,会先建 教堂;法国人建堡垒;荷兰人建仓库; 英国人则建酒馆。 (十八世纪英国谚语 ) In settling an island, the first building erected by a Spaniard will be a church; by a Frenchman, a fort; by a Dutchman, a warehouse; and by an Englishman, an alehouse. (18th century English proverb) T he old English proverb does not say what a Chinese would build. But whatever it is, an architect today cannot afford to be ignorant of cultural differences in building concepts and practices. Cross-cultural understanding and experience are of utmost importance in the making of a modern architect who may find him/ herself working in Shanghai and Sao Paolo, or Dublin and Dubai at different times in his/her career or all at one time. The School of Architecture of CUHK has entered into a collaboration known as the Cornerstone Training Programme with Cornerstone Concilium, Inc. (Cornerstone). A memorandum of understanding was signed between the two sides in October 2009, according to which two CUHK architecture students will be sponsored by Cornerstone each year to embark on a one-month internship in San Francisco, California. Cornerstone is a San Francisco-based consulting firm that provides engineering and management consulting services within the facilities, transportation and technology industries. Cornerstone consults with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on major capital infrastructure projects throughout the US. Its founder and present chairman and chief executive, Mr. Wayne H. Perry, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and even from a tender age knew he would be in the architectural and engineering profession. In his youth, “ ” Mr. Perry did not have role models in the architectural profession with whom he could relate to, given that he was an African American youth growing up in a modest working-class, inner-city community where no architectural professions existed. Once he realized his dream and established his own practice in 1986, he set up the Cornerstone Foundation for Educational Advancement, a ‘bridge’ programme to empower underprivileged members of society to succeed in the consulting services profession for the design and construction technology industry. Over the years the foundation has opened up the horizon of many young people in the US by providing them with scholarships and enabling their entrance to the career fields of architecture, engineering, construction, city and urban planning, and real estate development. The Cornerstone Training Programme is an extension of the good works of the foundation to Hong Kong, and aims to serve as a ‘bridge’ for society in the East to pursue opportunities in the West. Prof. Ho Puay-peng, director of the School of Architecture, said, ‘The School of Architecture is delighted that we are the first overseas programme for Cornerstone Foundation and treasure the opportunity that the programme would give our students first-hand experience in the construction industry in the US. The lecture series has already fired up our students’ desire to learn more and the visit to San Francisco would definitely make an indelible difference to the students’ outlook and experience.’ 培理先生(左)与何培斌教授签订了解备忘录 Mr. Perry (left) and Prof. Ho Puay-peng signing the memorandum of understanding

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