Student Achievements - 2008

Design Competitions

[ November/December 2008 ]

Architecture students did well in the Kings of Freedom Design Competition when they won the top prize as well as another 4 of the 5 Merit Awards given out. The competition was organized by Youth Empire Pte Ltd which aimed to invite local architects, planners and students to design a home for portions of the Berlin Wall which would eventually be sited at Bedok Reservoir Park.

Top Prize:
Sim Jie Han, Yuen Yu Fen, Ou Yingjun

Top prize: j.o.y

Merit Awards:
Hong Shunjuan, Joanna Lim Jing Mei and Lavina Lim Kia Teng
Chew Chun Yen Colin, Kenneth Koh Qibao and Liew Kok Fong
Lim Pie Jie, Melanie Yeo, Cheryl Lim Zi Ying, Maung Kyaw Yun Tun and Koh Hau Yeow.

Architecture students won the Top Prize and the 2nd Runners Up Prize of the top 3 prizes of the Green Thumb 08 – Green Roof@The Regent Landscape Design Contest. The competition was opened to all students in the landscape courses of Singapore educational institutions.

Top Prize: Colin Chew Chun Yen, Kenneth Koh Qibao and Dennis Tan

Top Prize

2nd Runners Up: Leonard Cai, Lin Zhiqin and Xu Jingyi

4th Runners Up: Koh Hau Yeow, Loo Hui Jing and Cho Chung Man

[ October 2008 ]

M.Arch student Yew Wei Jun has been awarded Honorable Mention for her work in the Seoul Design Olympiad 2008. Wei Jun's submission is titled Inhabiting the Landscape. “Emergence, flow, diversity, adaptation, unfolding, interaction” Cities are rapidly intensifying, agriculture makes way for buildings. Is it possible to urbanize yet preserve our landscapes? Can densely populated buildings blend and exist harmoniously with agriculture, biodiversity? This scheme aims to portray a landscape which is habitable. Using landscape as an organizing principle, the design responds to the flows of people, vegetation and wind.

Inhabiting the Landscape.

[ August 2008 ]

Architecture graduate Wong Shujun awarded Honourable Mention in the Venice Biennale student competition, EveryVille.

Shujun's winning entry.

Shujun's winning entry.

[ July 2008 ]

Here are the winners of the The NUS Department of Architecture – Hunter Douglas Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Architecture 2008.

Congratulations to:

BA (Arch) / BA (ID) Hons Category

Liew Kok Fong: IT Hub (Living in Gangxia)

Merit Prizes
Goh Kok Soon, Roystern: Gangxia Redevelopment Project: Glass Hub Sector
Lee Zhixiang: The Sembwaste Pavilion
Tan Yi Hwee, Dennis: The Technology of Mobility and Vertical Planning
Teoh Ren Jie: Het Delftse Sportcentrum

MA (Arch) Category

Siti Nur Aishah Bt Rahim: Engaging Community Through Sustainable Farming in Urban Singapore

Merit Prize
Hong ShunJuan: Revitalizing Brick Architecture in Houlian

[ June 2008 ]

Architecture student Yeap Lay Hui Petrina have been selected as one of the two 2008 Essay Competition Second Prize Winners. The 2008 BERKELEY PRIZE Essay Competition attracted architecture students from 18 countries, including Uruguay, the Philippines, Switzerland, Nigeria, China and others. This year's Essay Competition was an invitation to think about the use of architectural competitions to foster the study and implementation of the social art of architecture.

Architecture 3rd Year student Goy Zhenru won Merit prize in the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) Design Awards 2008.

Zhenru's winning entry

[ May 2008 ]

Architecture student Oh Thiam Huat's logo design won the 9th World Convention of ICP 2009 Logo Design Competition.

Thiam Huat's winning logo design

Architecture student Oh Thiam Huat's logo design was selected by Uniting Construction Information (UCI) as their new logo.

Thiam Huat's winning logo design

Architecture alumni Lui Honfay's work "Matrix" has been honored the International Forum Design iF Concept Award this year. A total of 2,100 entries from 37 different countries were submitted this year. The IF award is one of the most prestigious design awards (e.g. iF Award, Red Dot Award, G-Mark Award and IDEA) recognized by industries globally.


5 DTM students won the top 7 prizes in this international competition on sustainable design, held by FuturArc, an international design journal. This included the top master prize, top prizes for two competition sites, and two citations. The FuturArc Prize has been established by the BCI Group of Companies through its FuturArc journal to inspire architects and other building professionals to draft innovative designs for Green buildings on sites in Asia-Pacific. The Competition format encourages participants to work as integrated teams in producing holistic Green building solutions.

Architecture 4th Year students won third prize in the 6th IAHH International Student Design Competition 2008 at the 10th International Conference of the International Association of Humane Habitat held on 25-27 Jan 2008 in Mumbai India. The conference was hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture.

The winning entry

[ March 2008 ]

Architecture 4th year student Kenneth Koh Qi Bao won the Merit Award in the Student Category for the Furniture Design Award 2008.

Kenneth's winning entry