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.