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  • 19 November 2015 - SDE architecture alumnus and advisory member honoured at NUS Alumni Awards 2015

    The National University of Singapore (NUS) honoured the achievements of 19 outstanding alumni at the prestigious NUS Alumni Awards 2015. Architecture alumnus Mr Edward D’Silva, Senior Advisor, SAA Architects; Chairman, Seniors Committee, Central Community Development Council; and SDE School Advisory Committee Member, received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, while Mr Ouyang Xiuzhang, Head of APAC Energy and Metals and Senior Country Representative for China, Noble Group; and SDE School Advancement Advisory Council Member, was presented with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Held biennially, the Awards recognise alumni who have excelled locally and internationally, and have made significant contributions to the University and society. read more.

  • 19 November 2015 - NUS School of Design and Environment establishes Centre for Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in the Tropics to advance research in building sustainability and energy efficiency
    The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment today inaugurated the Centre for Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in the Tropics (CiBEST) to develop cutting-edge expertise in designing energy efficient and sustainable buildings in the tropical climate. Over a period of five years, CiBEST, which is based in the Department of Building, will receive funding of close to S$3 million to strengthen and deepen its capabilities to develop itself as a global leader in this important area that is strategic for Singapore as the nation makes rapid progress to become a Smart Nation. read more.
  • 16 November 2015 - Undergrad Innovator
    Meet Chua Sheng Chuan, a fourth-year undergraduate from the School of Design and Environment. The ambitious innovator with a “can do” spirit spent more than 400 hours researching, designing and building his very own carbon fibre road bicycle which he now uses on a daily basis to travel to school. He aspires to one day build and fly his own aircraft. read more.
  • 4 November 2015 - Nifty designs address daily needs Flex, a modernised walking cane for the elderly developed by Year 3 Industrial Design student Kevin Chiam was one of the inventions on display at the inaugural Global Grad Show as part of Dubai Design Week. Held from 26 to 31 October at the Dubai Design District, the exhibition showcased 50 innovative projects handpicked from 10 international design schools and tertiary institutions by curator Mr Brendan McGetrick, one of which was NUS. read more.
  • 1 October 2015 - NUS School of Design and Environment signed a MOU with Électricité de France on research collaboration
    The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global energy generator Électricité de France (EDF) to develop new planning processes that include energy considerations at the design stage. read more
  • 10 September 2015 - Inspirational Antarctica
    Last semester, NUS students Tan Chee Wee and Prerna Shah travelled more than 22,000 km for a personal encounter with one of Earth’s great wilderness, the Antarctica. The students from the Master of Science (Environmental Management) (MEM) programme are believed to be the first from the University to make this expedition. read more.
  • 9 July 2015 - Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition 2015
    The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment, together with international philanthropic organisation World Future Foundation Ltd (WFF) and Beijing Vantone Citylogic Investment Corporation (Vantone Citylogic), announced the winners of the “Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition 2015: Everyone Contributes” today. This annual student competition seeks to address the problems of urban sprawl, congestion and pollution faced by Asia’s overcrowded cities. read more.
  • 25 June 2015 - Bringing on smiles
    A one-of-its-kind playground built by 22 NUS Architecture students became an instant hit, delighting not only the underprivileged children in Smile Village in Phnom Penh, Cambodia it was intended for, but also kids from the surrounding neighbourhoods. Smile Village, a community project initiated in 2012 by Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (PSE) and Solutions to End Poverty which the Architecture Department participated in, is a new village built specifically to house 170 PSE beneficiary families evicted from slums. read more.
  • 8 June 2015 - Rustic Ubin re-envisioned
    Naturing Ubin, an exhibition of 36 projects by NUS Architecture students, displays ideas on how Pulau Ubin could fulfil its rustic potential. The exhibition, held at The URA Centre from 28 May to 17 June, showcases design solutions for the island located off the north-eastern corner of mainland Singapore. read more.
  • 2 June 2015 - Winning designs

    NUS Industrial Design alumni have shone well at the international stage, as seen by recent graduates Kwek Wenshu and Eason Chow who won the prestigious iF Student Design Award and Stanford Longevity Technology Prize respectively. read more.

  • 28 May 2015 - Playing house
    A recent film titled 03-FLATS, conceptualised by Assistant Professor Lilian Chee from the NUS Department of Architecture, has won widespread acclaim for its intimate and thought-provoking counter-narrative of public housing in Singapore. It recently garnered best ASEAN documentary at the 5th Salaya International Documentary Film Festival in Thailand. read more.
  • 27 May 2015 - Designed to improve lives
    Over 50 innovative designs by students from the NUS Division of Industrial Design (DID) were displayed at this year’s NUS Industrial Design Graduation Show. The annual event showcases the thesis projects of DID’s graduating cohort along with projects from design platforms over the past year and the latest innovations by the NUS School of Design & Environment’s Design Incubation Centre. read more.
  • 14 May 2015 - Students ace real estate contest
    NUS Real Estate student team defended their championship title at the 2015 University of Southern California (USC) Marshall International Real Estate Case Competition, clinching the top spot for the second year running. This is the University’s fifth win at the annual event organised by the USC Marshall Business School, reflecting the most number of victories by any university since the inaugural round in 2004. read more.
  • 29 April 2015 - World's top 10 and Asia's best in Architecture/Built Environment
    NUS has been named among the world’s 10 best universities for 11 subjects across disciplines in Architecture/Built Environment, Engineering, Science, and the Social Sciences, in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. The University is also Asia’s best across 21 subjects, up from 18 subjects last year. read more.
  • 10 March 2015 - Centre transforms construction outlook
    The NUS Centre of Excellence (COE) in Building Information Modeling (BIM), launched in February, aims to transform the way people design, deliver and manage built environments using BIM innovation and practice. The BIM Centre is hosted by the Departments of Building and Architecture, and supported by BIM researchers from the NUS Faculty of Engineering. read more.
  • 31 Oct 2014 - Nursing homes re-imagined
    The Department of Architecture launched a first-of-its-kind resource book on re-designing nursing homes in high-rise, high-density Asian cities. read more.
  • 18 September 2014 - Researching Sustainability in Dense Urban Environments
    The Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities held their inaugural Research Symposium: Researching Sustainability in Dense Urban Environments. read more
  • 14 July 2014 - The National University of Singapore's (NUS) School of Design and Environment, together with international philanthropic organisation World Future Foundation Ltd (WFF) and Beijing Vantone Citylogic Investment Corporation (Vantone Citylogic), announced the winners of the fourth "Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition 2014: Everyone Connects" today. This annual student competition seeks to address the problems of urban sprawl, congestion and pollution faced by Asia's overcrowded cities. read more.
  • 4 July 2014 - Industrial Design students at the NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE) are harnessing their creativity to come up with designs that address real-life healthcare issues. They have developed innovative prototypes, including practical solutions for surgical simulation and easier bone marrow examination. read more.
  • 6 May 2014 - The School of Design and Environment (SDE) has received the Best Overseas Research Partner Award from Beijing Vantone Citylogic Investment Corporation, to recognize its fruitful collaborations in the research projects carried out by the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities and the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition series. read more.
  • 5 December 2013 - President's Design accolades for NUS designers
    Six designers from NUS' School of Design and Environment have been honoured with the President's Design Awards 2013. The highest accolades in Singapore bestowed on designers and design projects, the awards recognise the achievements and contributions of Singapore designers who are making a difference to the lives of Singaporeans and that of the larger global community. read more.
  • 4 December 2013 - Social innovation designs address water challenges
    An exhibition of "cool" designs at the NUS Central Library Lobby has stopped many students in their tracks despite their current preoccupation with studies and examination. The "Social Innovation – Design for Society: Water Challenges" by the NUS Division of Industrial Design (DID), School of Design and Environment, shows off the selected work of 24 undergraduates, and will be on display until 6 December 2013. read more.
  • 16 September 2013 - WEF: Innovations crucial for world’s future
    NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan moderated the session on “Building Innovation Ecosystems” at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013. Otherwise known as the Summer Davos of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the event held at Dalian, China from 11 to 13 September this year focused on “Meeting the Innovation Imperative”. read more.
  • 12 September 2013- Department of Architecture students clinch first prize at BCA-SIA-SGBC International Tropical Architecture Design Competition
    A three-member team from the National University of Singapore and University of Melbourne has won the International Tropical Architecture Design Competition 2013 for Institutes of Higher Learning for its entry on “Mushroom Community Campus”. The competition, a co-located event of International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2013, was opened to architecture students from institutes of higher learning around the world and focused on tropical green architecture and sustainable building design solutions. read more.
  • 7 August 2013 – SDE Awarded Gold at First-ever NUSSU Rag Day Held at University Town
    Town Green at NUS University Town (UTown) was a place transformed on 7 August 2013. Not only was it packed with students, faculty and staff who came to view the show for the NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) Rag Day 2013, the place was also filled with student performers decked in colourful costumes and decorated with massive displays, like a theme park well-adorned with larger-than-life toys, castles, sea creatures, giant candies, and other colourful and striking exhibits. read more.
  • 2 August 2013 – Attracting the Young to the Built Environment Sector
    The BCA-Industry Built Environment Scholarship Award Ceremony 2013 was held on 2 August at the Raffles City Convention Centre. The Building and Construction Authority and 45 built environment firms awarded a record 166 undergraduate and diploma scholarship awards at the ceremony, a 50% increase from last year. Of these, 55 were awarded to SDE students. read more.
  • 17 July 2013 – Fresh Approaches to Urban Agriculture
    Tongji University clinched the top prize in this year’s Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition. Organised by the NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE), the annual competition is sponsored by international philanthropic organisation World Future Foundation Ltd (WFF) and the Beijing Vantone Citylogic Investment Corporation. read more
  • 23 May 2013 – The Division of Industrial Design’s Mr Hans Tan receives the Perspective's 40 Under 40 Recognition 2013 for the field of Product Design. read more
  • 6 May 2013 - Publication unveils design incubation process read more
  • 2 April 2013 - Journey of Possibilities for the Rail Corridor read more
  • 9 January 2013 - Oscillating creations capture 3D design prize read more
  • 6 December 2012 - Spotted Nyonya wins President's Design Award read more
  • 3 December 2012 - Joint Singapore-China construction management programme read more
  • 28 March 2012- Smart cane expands social horizon of visually handicapped read more