Over the past five decades, the School of Design and Environment (SDE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has contributed to making Singapore into “An Endearing Home and a Distinctive Global City” (Ministry of National Development). Working with policy makers and industry partners to advance the frontiers of creativity, innovation and research, we have nurtured many generations of architects, planners, designers, as well as real estate and building professionals. Together, we helped build our nation in the initial years of independence, shaped our cityscape into a modern-day metropolis of smart infrastructure and sustainable developments, and transformed Singapore into one of the world’s most liveable cities.
SDE comprises three departments − Architecture, Building, Real Estate, and one division − Industrial Design. Since its establishment, SDE remains the only faculty in a Singapore university that provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary offering of teaching and research in architecture and landscape architecture, urban planning and design, project and facilities management, building performance and sustainability, real estate finance and economics, and industrial design.
To be a leading global institution for education, research, innovation and enterprise in shaping a resilient future.
To educate the next generation of professionals, nurture the spirit of innovation and enterprise, and inspire service to society.