Hong Kong Architecture Centre began during 2005 as a number of architects realised that there was a need to connect architectural professionals with members of the public and to promote architecture in the community. In 2006, HKAC was incorporated in Hong Kong as a limited company and later in the same year, became a charitable institution of a public character in Hong Kong.

HKAC’s founding organisations are the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC). HKAC’s 26 Founding Members include architects, engineers, surveyors and scholars. In HKAC’s Articles of Association, there are 15 directors, including one Chair, two Vice Chairs, an Honorary Treasurer, and an Honorary Secretary.

In 2008, HKAC acquired its first address at a ground floor space at Peel Street in Central, Hong Kong. In 2012, HKAC officially moved into HKIA’s premises.

Since 2006, HKAC has organised many events for the public and continues its mission as a bridge between architecture and the community.

HKAC is honoured that one of its event — “10-Most-Liked Hong Kong Architecture” — was awarded the prestigious “2017 Japan Good Design Award” and the Hong Kong Art Development Council’s “Art Promotion Award” in 2017.