Curriculum Vitae

Name: Shinya OKUDA
Present Appointment: Associate Professor
Contact Information: 
Department of Architecture/ School of Design and Environment/ NUS
Office Tel: +65 6516 7383
Fax: +65 6779 3078
Research Areas:
Advanced Architectonics.
Mass Timber Construction in the Tropics.
Teaching Areas:
Architectural Design and Construction.
Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Rapid Prototyping.
Academic/Professional Qualifications:
2002, Registered Architect (SBA, the Netherlands).
1999, First Class Certified Architect (JAEIC, Japan).
1995, Master of Engineering in Architecture (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan).
1993, Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan).
Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):
2014, Winner, SIA Archifest 2014 Pavilion Design Competition, Singapore.
2009, Excellence Award, HKDA in Asia Design Awards, Hong Kong, 50th Anniversary Exhibition Design, DOA, NUS.
2007, 3rd Prize, 2nd International Advanced Architecture Competition, Barcelona, Spain.
Career History:
2013, Academic Guest, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
2005-2008, Professional Consultant, Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2002-2004, Senior Architect, Herzog & de Meuron Architects, Basel, Switzerland.
1997-1998, Project Architect, A.I. Architect Studio, Osaka, Japan.
1995, Graduate Architect, Shigeru Ban Architect, Tokyo, Japan.
Administrative Leadership:
2013, OSHE Lab Safety Certificate.
2013, CAADRIA 2013 Conference Organising Committee.
2009-, Chair, Workshop Committee, Department of Architecture, SDE, NUS.
Professional/Consulting Activities:
2014, Consultant for EDB Pre Project Consortium Initiative: Cross Laminated Timber Living Lab.
2011-2013, Judging Panel, BIM SKILLS COMPETITION 2011, Professional Architecture Category, Building Construction Authority, Singapore.
2009, Invited Speaking Consultancy, Process toward Architecture, Sustainable City Conference, Singapore.
Major Publications (Maximum of 3):
Sky Timber II: Mass Timber Construction in the Tropics, National University of Singapore, 2016, Singapore.
Cloud Arch: Application of an EPS composite to create an ultra-lightweight long-span sustainable structure, eCAADe 2013, Delft (US Provisional Patent).
BioShell (Biodegradable Vacuum-formed Modular Shelter), TechConnect World Summit and Innovation Showcase 2012, CA, USA (International Patent Pending).
Updated: 01 September 2016