29 June 2016 - New dean on board

NUS has appointed Prof Lam Khee Poh as the new Dean of School of Design and Environment. Prof Lam will succeed Prof Heng Chye Kiang on 18 July 2016.
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30 May 2016 - SDE industrial design students design sustainable exhibition stand for L’Oréal at one of world’s largest trade fairs

For the fourth time LOréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific has collaborated with the Division of Industrial Design (DID), School of Design and Environment (SDE), National University of Singapore (NUS) on a platform project open to students from their second year onwards.
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24 May 2016 - Creativity at play

From a disappearing souvenir to a device that inflates when you consume too much energy, there was no shortage of talent or inspiration at this year’s NUS Division of Industrial Design (DID) Graduation Show. More than 50 innovative creations by current and graduating DID students at NUS School of Design and Environment were on display at the National Design Centre from 21 to 24 May. read more.


13 May 2016 - NUS at Venice Biennale

NUS Architecture will be curating, for the first time, the Singapore Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Biennale Architettura 2016) of the La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) in Venice, Italy. Students from the department will also be acting as docents throughout the event, held from 28 May to 27 November. read more.


08 Apr 2016 - Life after Antarctica

Spending 13 days in austere Antarctica with like-minded adventurers inspired NUS student Quang Nu Tuong Nhan not to give up on her dream of being an environmental changemaker. read more.


22 March 2016 - World's #9 and Asia's best in Architecture/ Built Environment

NUS School of Design and Environment has been named the world's #9 and Asia's best in Architecture/ Built Environment in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. read more.


22 March 2016 - NUS and CDL partner to develop novel technologies for smart, green living

NUS School of Design and Environment and City Developments Limited (CDL) announced their partnership in promoting innovations in smart, green building technologies. CDL made a gift of S$2.25 million to the School to establish two new research laboratories dedicated to the study of smart building technologies for indoor and outdoor environments, and to provide funding for research projects. These initiatives, which are also supported by the Economic Development Board (EDB), will further entrench Singapore’s position as a leading international Smart City and improve the quality of life in our highly urbanised environment.. read more.


03 March 2016 - Groovy lanterns light up bay

Groove Light, a project by a team of 11 Year 4 NUS Architecture students, will be showcased at the i Light Marina Bay 2016 event from 4 March. This is the first time the Department is participating in Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. read more.


29 February 2016 - SDE Department of Building is Top in the World for International Construction Research

A bibliometric analysis of research in international construction that appears recently in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering has placed the National University of Singapore (NUS) top in the world in this field of study. As far as single-country publications are concerned, NUS ranked first with 12 articles. Professor Low Sui Pheng from the Department of Building of NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE) contributed to eight papers all of which are single-country publications. Sixteen papers that have been cited at least 25 times were written by 32 authors from 10 countries. Of these, NUS contributed to the largest number of most cited articles. These most cited articles were authored/co-authored by Professor George Ofori, Professor Florence Ling and Professor Low Sui Pheng, all of whom are from the Department of Building of SDE. read more.


05 February 2016 - Winsome NUS designs

A face mask with micro-ventilator, an artisan table inspired by a rainbow-hued Malay dessert, and “bungalows in the sky” with dramatic green sky terraces were among the winning creations by NUS staff, students and alumni at the President’s Design Award 2015. In addition, an alumnus Mr Siew Man Kok won the prestigious Designer of the Year Award for embracing local climate and topicality, while showing sensitivity to the social, cultural and tropical context of his works. read more.


20 January 2016 - Designs for active ageing

How can design enhance the experience of ageing? This was the question that led three teams from NUS Industrial Design to create their award-winning prototypes during a two-day design marathon organised by DesignSingapore Council. read more.