Mr. Grant Preisser, Associate VP for the HK Campus
and Dr. Jose A Rueda – Introducing:
SCAD The University for Creative Careers
Thanks to Grant and Jose for accepting our invitation to introduce SCAD Hong Kong to our meeting in November.
SCAD Hong Kong
– Opened in 2010 with approximately 150 students from 15 countries, offering 14 academic programs focusing on digital media.
– Now in its second year with an internationally diverse group of nearly 240 students.
– Located in historic Sham Shui Po, housed in the heritage building of the North Kowloon Magistracy
– Recently awarded an honorable mention UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award.
To read more about their interesting presentation, please open this file: SCAD_CanCham Presentation
If you would like to know more about the building, please visit: http://www.scad.edu/hong-kong/index.cfm
The Hong Kong Development Bureau entrusted SCAD with conserving and revitalizing the historic North Kowloon Magistracy Building in Kowloon to become the home of SCAD Hong Kong. The building is located at 292 Tai Po Road. SCAD revitalized the historic facility into the leading site for the study of digital media in Asia, while honoring the structure’s historic and cultural significance. New features in the building include a library and art gallery, computer labs and digital studios, classrooms and lecture halls.
Since its founding in 1978, SCAD has restored and revitalized more than 70 buildings in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and in Lacoste, France. These facilities serve as living laboratories for students of animation, illustration, photography and design as well as valuable resources for the local communities.
SCAD has been recognized as an international leader in historic conservation education and practice. The university has been honored by the United States National Trust for Historic Preservation, the International Downtown Association, the American Institute of Architects, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Historic Savannah Foundation, the Art Deco Societies of America and the Victorian Society in America.