Student Achievements - 2011

Design Competitions - 2010

[ October 2010 ]

The Wallace Environment Learning Lab (WELL) at Diary Farm Park, a project that Dr Tan Beng Kiang and her students Wu Huei Siang and Dawn Chen Jiaying designed and built, is conferred the SIA- Hunter Douglas Merit Award 2010 for Eco Friend Category.

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The Eco Friend category is for environmentally friendly design that highlights the creative use of any sustainable building and architectural products. Their entry will be exhibited during Archifest 2010 at the National Library Plaza (4-7, 14-20, 24-30 October) and will be published in Singapore Architect.

Architecture alumni Koh Qibao Kenneth and Chew Chun Yen have emerged 1st place in the Open Category for DBS "i-designed-a-bank" competition.

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[ September 2010 ]

M(Arch) student Paul Yeo Wei Da won Honorable Mention under the Urban Design Category for 2010 CoARQ – Competition for students. The aim of the competition is to collect all those projects with the best quality and relevance, developed and elaborated by students around the world, in order to put them under the evaluation of the jury members to grant them a prize of recognition to their achievement and commitment to the discipline of Architecture.

Paul's winning design

M(Arch) student Koh Qibao Kenneth's dissertation (Unearthed: Surveys Of ‘Ground’ In The Heterotopic Chinese Grave) won the RIBA President's Medals Commendation award. Kenneth was supervised by Assistant Professor Lilian Chee. Click here to read Kenneth's dissertation abstract.

[ July 2010 ]

M(Arch) student Lee Hui Lian received 2 Award of Merit prizes in the Student Category for her for her entries "Urban Agro-Polis" and "Under Construction" in the 2010 SARA/NY Design Awards Competition.

"Under Construction"

"Urban Agro-Polis"

This is the 15th year The Society of American Registered Architects New York Council (SARA/NY) is hosting the competition which was juried by New York City based Architects, professors and/or industry professionals.

[ April 2010 ]

The panel of judges has selected two winners for the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre Logo Design Competition. The 1st and 2nd winners will be awarded $500 and $300 respectively.

1st Prize Winner – Chew Chun Yen (M Arch)

The 2D version of the design was selected.

“The winning design features the simple motif derived from the traditional interlocking roof tiles. This design captures the heritage theme by integrating and tweaking the details of traditional roof tiles to incorporate the abbreviation “TTCLC”, it also suggests a connective thread linking the past, the present and the future of the centre.”

2nd Prize Winner – Muhammed Yazid B Ninsalam (BA Arch Level 3)

Out of the three variations submitted version 2 was selected.

“The design reflects the spatial quality of the centre through the use of architectural line work.”

A joint paper by Mr Hafizur Rahaman (PhD candidate) and Dr Tan Beng Kiang won the Best Paper Award at the 15th CAADRIA (Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia) conference held in Hong Kong, from 7-10 April 2010. The paper entitled “Interpreting digital heritage : Considering the end-user’s perspective” was chosen from among the final 62 papers accepted for the conference proceedings and presentation.

[ January 2010 ]

The Department of Architecture team comprising of 4 third year Architecture students led by Mr Kazuhiro Nakajima emerged Grand Champion in the inaugural Hunter Douglas 24 Hr Brand Challenge. They beat 8 other local design institutions in an overnight design process to design a branding pod using Hunter Douglas 3-Form product. The competition began on 8 Jan 2010 and ended with a award presentation on 9 Jan 2010. The team members and their mentor will be heading to Hunter Douglas 3-Form Plant in Guangzhou as part of the winning incentive.


Team's winning design
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Team Members mentored by
Mr Kazuhiro Nakajima:

Edmond Khoo Choon Keong
Poh Hui Min
Pan Ching Looi (Jeremy)
Cheah Pei Yee (Kelly)