Watch SDE's Dean, Professor Lam Khee Poh, in his lecture and interview with the Centre for Liveable Cities. In the lecture titled "A Tale of Two Cities - Towards a Common Destiny of Sustainability and Resilience Through People-Centric Green Architecture", Professor Lam discussed two demonstrative building projects he had worked on – the National Library Building, Singapore, and the Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Read more in CLC's Sep 2017 newsletter.
You are cordially invited to join us as the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities co-hosts the Launch and Presentation of the latest World Bank report, Inclusive Cities, followed by a panel discussion, on Tuesday 3 October 2017, 1.30pm. The workshop will be held at School of Design and Environment LR424. Read more
On 31 August 2017, Building and Estate Management Alumni (BEMA) made a $100,000 donation to top-up the BEMA Bursary, which was set up in 2013 to provide relief for undergraduates in need from Department of Building and Department of Real Estate. Read more
A number of SDE faculty, staff and students participated in the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2017’s Fun Walk and Vertical Marathon held on 9 September 2017. We are heartened to have taken part in the meaningful event which aims at promoting inclusivity, together with thousands of funwalkers from all walks of life on a beautiful Saturday morning.
Special thanks to Mr K H Tan for his generosity in sponsoring our participation and for introducing us to the event!
Further strengthening the relationship between Delos and NUS, Professor Lam Khee Poh, Dean of NUS School of Design and Environment, has been invited to serve on the Delos advisory board, which brings together leading physicians, scientists, designers, and sustainability professionals to provide strategic direction related to the health impacts of the built environment. Read more
The School of Design & Environment at NUS has signed an MOU with the Saudi Real Estate Institute (SREI) in Riyadh. This took place during the launch of the SREI by H.E. Majed Al Hogail, the Minister of Housing of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 2 August 2017. Read more here.
Seven students under the research direction of Associate Professor Joseph Lim won the prestigious Pioneer Architects (Lim Chong Keat) Prize for the most rigorous experimental thesis in architecture. It is the first time the University has awarded the prize to a group instead of individual students. Read more
The Centre for Project Management and Construction Law, Department of Builfing, National University of Singapore jointly hosted the above program with the Centre for Excellence in Project Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka between 27th June and 7th July 2017. Read more..
A toast to fantastic collaborations! With this Memorandum of Understanding, SDE and International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) will work together to create new knowledge about human health, well-being and performance in health-supportive environments, which is urgently needed for high-density urban living. Read more at http://news.nus.edu.sg/press-releases/NUS-IWBI-promote-building-designs .
The 15th Graduation Show of the Division of Industrial Design (DID) at NUS School of Design and Environment, is held at the National Design Centre till 8 June 2017. It showcases the projects of 34 students who will graduate in July with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Industrial Design, as well as 24 projects by current undergraduates from DID. The report featured Folks, a series of kitchen tools that leverages on sensory feedback to allow people who are blind to prepare food safely and conveniently, which was developed by graduating student Mr Kevin Chiam. Another creation titled New Ways of Seeing Mobile User Interface for Baby Boomers, is a set of innovative visual elements that seeks to make mobile devices easier for the older generation to use, developed by graduating student Ms Lim Xin Yuan.
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You are cordially invited to join us at SDE: The Guest Lecture series with Dr. Michael McQuade on Monday 24 April 2017, 4.30pm. The lecture will be held at School of Design and Environment (SDE) Lecture Room 423 (SDE3 Level 4). Please RSVP by 20th April 2017. Read more here
The examination venues for SDE modules for semester 2 AY2016-2017 will be held at:
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11 Apr 2017 - Ode to the heart land
The Straits Times's "Ode to the Heartland" was a feature on three projects that explore different facets and angles of HDB flats and suburban neighbourhoods. One of the projects, by architect Mr Tomoshisa Miyauchi, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture; art educator Mr Tamae Iwasaki; and fine art printer Mr Eitaro Ogawa offers a look at the lives of HDB residents. Over three years, they photographed 118 households to show how each owner put his own spin on the interiors. The project resulted in a 680-page photography book HDB: Homes of Singapore, showcasing the everyday lives of Singaporeans in their HDB flats, which went on sale last month. Read more at here.
11 Apr 2017 - Singapore's real estate industry
Mr Davin Wang, a lecturer from the NUS Department Of Real Estate at NUS School of Design & Environment, spoke about five future trends that would be impacting the real estate landscape at the PropTech 2017 event by the Singapore Real Estate Exchange. Read more about his insights here.
11 Apr 2017 - Congratulations!
Congratulations to our SDE Class Ambassadors (CA) who were presented with their CA Certificate of Appointment by Professor David Cheong and a CA Kit from the OAR Director, Mr Bernard Toh at the Investiture!
The event was not only a celebration of friendships forged, it also served a greater purpose in building lasting connections and keeping in touch with fellow alumni. Beyond keeping class members informed of the latest events and news about the University, the Investiture accorded recognition to them for providing leadership in class reunion, gatherings and events.
5 Apr 2017
Our heartiest congratulations to Marcus Lee, from Department Of Real Estate, who won a competition last Saturday to represent Singapore at the popular Sing! China (中国新歌声) television programme!
Best wishes to you, Marcus! We will be rooting for you all the way!
16 Mar 2017 - We are the World’s Top 10!
Congratulations to Architecture/Built Environment in maintaining its 9th position! Bravo to all faculty and staff for all your contributions to this achievement! Let's look forward to the future, with our new and ongoing academic and research endeavours as well as our forthcoming new and improved facilities in SDE! Read more at http://news.nus.edu.sg/highlights/worlds-top-10-eight-subjects.
16 Mar 2017 - Catch Prof Fung in Channel NewsAsia’s documentary, Challenge Tomorrow, titled “Adapting to Ageing”!
Ever wondered how our ageing population is coping in our modern landscape? To understand better, watch the fourth episode of the Channel NewsAsia documentary, Challenge Tomorrow, titled ‘Adapting to Ageing’, where actor Joshua Tan went on a quest to find out how an ageing population is re-shaping societies in Japan, Australia, the United States and Singapore. This episode featured comments by Associate Professor Fung John Chye from the National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture at National University of Singapore, School of Design & Environment, where he shared how well-designed public spaces would encourage the elderly to come out of their houses to interact with the community and avoid social isolation. Watch it here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv/tvshows/challengetomorrow/adapting-to-ageing/3589770.html
7 Mar 2017
Watch Channel NewsAsia's Confronting Climate Change for valuable insights from SDE Dean, Professor Khee Poh Lam, on how Singapore is innovating to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Along the way, Professor Lam also discussed how everyone's efforts to manage climate change is critical, because as he succinctly described, the snowball effect ensures every effort counts no matter how seemingly small it may seem!
Watch it now at goo.gl/dArOMb!
6 Mar 2017
NUS News featured some of our NUS Division of Industrial Design (NUSDID) students' works in the latest NUS Newsletter! Read more about their successful Kickstarter projects at here
1 Mar 2017 - Heartiest congratulations to our awardees for their wonderful achievements - the rewards for their determination, resilience and perseverance!
A huge thank-you to our donors and sponsors – the professional bodies, organisations and individuals – for your kind generosity and continued support of the School’s efforts to encourage our students to excel in their academic and extra-curricular pursuits! Do visit the link at here to view the photo for SDE’s School Awards Day 2017.
In Channel NewsAsia Singapore Tonight, Professor Oscar (SDE, National University of Singapore) talks about how Singapore has to adapt its urban planning and landscape to be ready to meet the future needs of our population, economy, businesses and visitors. Do visit the link at https://www.facebook.com/sde.nus/posts/1371318736252602 to learn more!
At the World Economic Forum, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in collaboration with the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) shared exemplary campus sustainability case studies provided by 30 the world’s leading universities all focused on educating for sustainability. By including sustainable development in the strategic goals for all their activities, universities can create an environment that promotes holistic education of all students. To complement professional and disciplinary education, they can expose students to the practical problems that must be solved in order to achieve the SDGs. They can foster the acquisition of critical, systems-oriented thinking as well as the ability to communicate with various stakeholders within and outside academia. On this note, ISCN featured SDE’s Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE), conceptualized from a rock-solid foundation in sustainability education and research to be the first purpose-built net zero energy building in a Singapore tertiary institution to transform teaching in sustainable design, as an excellent example of NUS’s commitment to protect the environment and incorporate sustainability in all aspects of campus life – from education and research to operations. “This report is a testament to the work being done in the higher education sector to address sustainability issues globally and how we prepare students to take on these issues for the betterment of our society.” said Zena Harris, Executive Director, ISCN. Read more at ISCN-GULF shared report.
Heartiest congratulations to #SDE professors, Prof Heng and Prof Boucharenc, and NUS Division of Industrial Design (NUSDID) students for being featured in the The Moodie Davitt Report! Read more about the collaboration between #NUS industrial design students and L'Oréal Professionnel, in their digital magazine end of year review at https://goo.gl/BkSCEk!
Three innovative projects – designed, developed and created by students from NUS School of Design and Environment’s Division of Industrial Design – have attracted a significant amount of local and global attention and support. For further details please read here http://news.nus.edu.sg/highlights/11266-innovation-kickstarted
Division of Industrial Design (NUSDID) students were one of the two winning teams in a joint collaboration with NUS Enterprise, IKEA Singapore and SPACE10, with the aim of finding out how IKEA can use conversational tech and AI to foster meaningful interactions with people. The winning team, Team Duktig, addressed the in-store experience with particular focus on guiding shoppers and creating shared experiences for groups. The team set out to reinvent the iconic IKEA pencil and give it an active new role as a personal assistant during the IKEA visit, using conversational tech, AI and bone conduction. Read more at https://goo.gl/eSBfh4
Congratulations to Sue Xian, John and Jacelyn for a successful Kickstarter campaign! These NUS Division of Industrial Design (NUSDID) students designed the pocket-sized Aubergine Pillow, which utilises the Bernoulli effect to plump up the pillow in one puff! Read more here and here.
We need a major paradigm shift in the way we build and operate our buildings and live our lives. Being less bad, which is what most green building programs help us achieve, is not going to help us solve some of our major human and environmental problems such as climate change, habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, chronic diseases and social injustice. Read More ...
Fellow for his significant contributions to the profession. RIBA Fellowship recognises the achievements of our Chartered members that have made a significant contribution to architecture, the profession and the community. The standard of applications was very high. The 30 Fellows who have been elected represent a broad range of backgrounds and specialisms, who continue to affect and influence change from all four corners of the globe. Our heartiest congratulations, Professor Lam! Read More ...
They raised $280,468 - 70 times their $4,000 goal. The initial asking sum was achieved in under an hour and the $30,000 mark was reached within a day. KIN has attracted about 7,000 backers from all over the world, including the United States, Japan and Germany . Great job! We are all incredibly proud of you! Read More ...
In line with Singapore’s quest for sustainable solutions, NUS will have its first net-zero energy building, conceptualised by NUS Design and Environment (SDE), in 2019. Named NZEB@SDE, it is also the first purpose-built net-zero energy building commissioned by a Singapore tertiary institution. The ground-breaking ceremony for the building, located at SDE, was held on Read More ...
国大设计与环境学院院长林棋波教授（左）为国家发展部高级政务部长李智陞，介绍新绿色大楼的净零能耗设计。 国大打造本地学府内第一栋零能耗建筑，促进可持续建筑设计和研究的生活实验室，预计将于2019年落成。新加坡国立大学将在肯特岗校区为设计与环境学院新添一栋综合教学楼，名为净零能源建筑（NZEB@SDE），同设计与环境学院第一大楼连接。 Read More ...
The new building, which will house teaching and research facilities, will serve as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration in sustainable building design Singapore, 7 November 2016 – The National University of Singapore (NUS) today broke ground on a new sustainable building at the Kent Ridge campus - its first purpose-built Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE). Read More ...
The examination venues for SDE modules for semester 1 AY2016-2017 will be held at Multi-Purpose Sports Hall (MPSH 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6), College of Alice and Peter Tan Multi-Purpose Hall (CAPT-MPH) and U-Town Auditorium 2. Please click here to access the location map .
As they said, the family that gives together, grows together! Congratulations to the graduating class of the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) for scooping two accolades at the recent Commencement Class Giving awards! In the “Faculty between 400 and 1,200 graduating students” category, the Final Year students were rewarded for their fundraising efforts by receiving the Top Achievement Award – for the School with the highest participation rate in giving by graduating students – as well as the Leap Award – for the School that showed the greatest improvement in participation in giving by graduating student. Read more at http://giving.nus.edu.sg/sde-clinches-two-awards-for-commencement-class-giving .
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." With the NUS-PSE (Pour un Sourired’ Enfant) Smile Village project, a team of 15 students, two faculty members and two student advisors from the Department of Architecture at NUS School of Design & Environment (SDE) collaborated with the NGOs, Solution to End Poverty in Singapore and PSE in Cambodia, to build a playground for children living at Smile Village in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Read more of their good work at https://goo.gl/nsMnO5!
Congratulations to our recent graduate of NUS Department of Architecture (NUSDOA), Zhang Zhirong, for achieving a Masters of Architecture! Despite seemingly insurmountable challenges, Zhirong’s determination and resilience equipped him with the grit to take on these odds and overcame them successfully. Read more about Zhirong’s inspiring journey on how his positive attitude and former primary school teacher led him to achieve his master’s degree at http://bit.ly/2emilUA .
Congratulations to our Division of Industrial Design alumnus Khaw Yee Jek for winning the Honourable Mention in the Students category of the Fast Company Innovation by Design Award 2016. The awards, judged by a diverse group of design leaders, represent a cross-section of innovative ideas and creations, with over 1700 submissions received from applicants in 41 countries this year.
Loren Lim, a recent graduate of Division of Industrial Design, has been awarded National Winner in this year's James Dyson Award. His winning project, Oneware, is a series of modular units that aids individuals with only one functioning arm in food preparation and dish washing. The international winner, selected by James Dyson, will be revealed on 27 October.
Congratulations to our Division of Industrial Design alumni Raymond Hon and Sylvia Ang for winning the Gold Award in the Design Category at the Liteon Awards 2016 for their project "SP3 Intraocular Lens Injector"! WArTT, another submission by Raymond Hon, won the Liteon Merit Award.
At the recent NUS Annual Giving Appreciation Night, the School of Design and Environment (SDE) won the Top Achievement Award and the Leap Award for the highest participation and best improved participation amongst faculties between 400 and 1,200 graduating students. In addition, Victoria Tan Siew Hoo, a recent Department of Real Estate graduate and a Class Champions from SDE, received the Outstanding Achiever Award.
Ahead of the International Green Building Conference in Sept 2016, Professor Lam Khee Poh, Dean of National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment, tells Eco-Business why he wants his students to embrace sustainability in their education and work.
The “Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition: Everyone Contributes” Exhibition and a book by the same title have been launched officially. read more.
The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) announced the winners of the “Designing Resilience In Asia 2016 International Design Competition”. This annual student competition seeks to engender Asian communities’ resiliency in light of natural disasters. read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NUS School of Design and Environment has been named the world's #9 in Architecture/ Built Environment in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.