Curriculum Vitae

Name: TAN Beng Kiang
Present Appointment: Senior Lecturer
Past Appointment: Joint appointment at Interactive and Digital Media Institute, NUS (2007 – 2011)

Contact Information: 
Department of Architecture
School of Design and Environment
National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566
Tel: (65) 65161357 Fax: (65) 7793078

Research Areas:
Community Design (Community Participation, Community Development))
Sustainable design
Learning Environments
Teaching Areas:
Architectural Design Studio (community and housing focus) for undergraduates and MArch; Architectural Practice; Participatory Community Planning and Design
MA(Arch), MArch and PhD thesis, dissertation supervision
Academic/Professional Qualifications:
Doctor of Design, Harvard University, USA
M.Arch II (post-professional), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
B.Arch (Hons.), National University of Singapore
Registered Architect, Board of Architects Singapore
Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):
HDB Quality Partners Award (2014)
SDE Teaching Excellence Award (2011 - 2014)
SIA-Hunter Douglas Eco Friend Merit Award for Wallace Environmental Learning Lab (2010)
Best paper award, CAADRIA Conference (2010)
Research Fellowship, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (2001)
Most Energy-Efficient Building in ASEAN Award for Revenue House (2000)
CIDB Merit Award for Best Buildable Design for Revenue House (1997)
Career History:
Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore (1999-present)
Visiting Fellow, Changing Places/House_n group of MIT Media Lab, USA (2003)
Research member, Harvard Center for Design Informatics, USA (2002)
Research Fellow, Harvard University (2001)
Manager, Cyber Reach Pte Ltd (1996-1997)
Senior Architect, Public Works Department (1983-1996)
Administrative Leadership:
Leader, BA(Arch), Year 4 (2013 – present)
Leader, Community and Housing Design Section (2013 – present)
Deputy Head (Admin and Finance) (2013 – 2015)
Deputy Head (Academic) (2010 – 2013)
Coordinator, Community Design Studio (2009 – 2013)
Chairperson, Department IT Committee
Coordinator, Architectural Practice modules (2003 – present)
Leader, BA(Arch) Year 2 (2004 – 2008)
Professional/Consulting Activities:
Council Member, Singapore Institute of Architects (2006-2011)
People’s Association Development Committee (2012 – present)
National Environment Agency Design Advisory Panel (2013 – 2015)
Consultant, SDE4 Net Zero Energy Building (2014 – 2016)
Consultant, Singapore Arts School (2004)
Educational Space and Technology Committee, University Town (2008 -2013)
Co-principal investigator, Arts and Culture Nodes in the Heartlands of Singapore: Exploring Strategies, Spatial Opportunities and Impacts (Phase 2), National Arts Council (2016 – 2018)
Co-principal investigator, Study on the Impact of the Built Environment on Community Bonding, collaborator: HDB (2012 – 2014)
Team member, High Density Threshold Studies, Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (2009 – 2012). MND funded.
Key team member, Post Occupancy Evaluation of Green Mark Rated Buildings in Singapore (2009 – 2012). MND funded.
Co-principal investigator, POEM (Place-Oriented Embodied Media), NRF funded (2008 – 2010)
Co-principal investigator, Pilot project Green Design of Schools (2007)
Principal investigator, Immersive visualization of tropical architecture – unbuilt & altered masterpieces of Geoffrey Bawa (June 2005 – Mar 2008)
Invited Presentations:
2nd Architectural Educator Forum, Singapore (2016)
International Urban Housing Research Network Symposium, USA (2016)
Conference on Service-Learning in Chinese Societies, Hong Kong (2015)
Curriculum and Space Design in Supporting Learning Symposium, Singapore (2014)
International Conference on Community Service Through Higher Education, Indonesia (2013)
Asian Housing Workshop, Taiwan (2013)
Conferences/Workshops organised:
Convenor and Organiser, Participatory Community Planning and Design Symposium: Asian Perspectives (2017)
Conference Committee, Learning Environment Australasia 17th Annual Conference, Singapore (2017)
Design Thinking Workshop (2016)
Re-imaging Future Public Space in Singapore’s Public Housing Estates (2014)
Chair, Organising Committee, CAADRIA (Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia) (2013)
Technical Committee, Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) International Conference (2007)
Major Publications (Maximum of 3):
Tan, B K, “Building Lives: A case of academia’s involvement in the Community Development of Smile Village, Cambodia”, 10th Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network: Agency and Resilience 2016 Conference Proceedings, Hong Kong, 635 – 650 (2016). (Paper)
Tan, BK (ed.) Rail Ideas: Visions for the Rail Corridor, Singapore: Centre of Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), 2013. 196pp (Book)
R B Stamenovic, Kishnani, N, B K Tan, D Prasad and F Faizal, “Assessment of awareness of Green Mark (GM) rating tool by occupants of GM Buildings and general public”. In Energy and Buildings Journal. 55-62 (2016). (Journal)
Updated: June 2017