The annual NUS Division of Industrial Design (DID) Graduation Show returned to the National Design Centre on 1 June with 49 innovative projects by DID’s graduating cohort and undergraduates, intended to make everyday challenges a little simpler. Speaking at the launch of the exhibition, Associate Professor Christian Gilles Boucharenc, Head of DID at NUS Design and Environment, said that designers today are being confronted with new obstacles, domains and technology. “Since the beginning of our programme, DID has relentlessly tried to understand these new challenges in order to adapt our pedagogy and prepare our students for the reality of the industry…our strategy to challenge our students with a variety of projects through our various domains of expertise offered have birthed thesis projects covering a large spectrum of design fields,” he said. Read more...
Catch a snapshot of the interview between Dr Christine Bruckner and Stephen Lyon (M Moser Associates), Professor Lam Khee Poh (Dean of SDE, NUS) and Bertrand Lasternas (National University of Singapore) and Simon Wild (Lendlease) on their sharing on the emergence of the WELL Building Standard in the region and its potential to help shape a healthier, more people-centric working culture. Article@2018 Cubes indesign magazine. All rights reserved. For a full version of the article, visit https://www.indesignlive.sg/happenings/cubes-issue-90-get-work.
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The NUS School of Design & Environment has signed an MOU with leading global filtration specialist, MANN_HUMMEL on 7 Feb 2018 at the School of Design & Environment conference room. The School management committee was delighted to welcome Mr Thomas Fischer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at MANN+HUMMEL and Mr Jason Tang, Vice President, Intelligent Air Solutions and 5 other MANN-HUMMEL representatives at the signing ceremony.
This MOU Collaboration seeks to share knowledge, advance research and collaborate on areas of mutual interest, in particular, that of developing solutions for better indoor air quality and promoting human health and wellness in buildings, support research fellowships and student internship programmes, collaborate on design research on mutually agreed topics.
The NUS School of Design & Environment has signed an MOU with Kajima Corporation on 6 Feb 2018 at the School of Design & Environment conference room. The School management committee was delighted to welcome Mr. Takaharu FUKUDA, Executive Officer, Kajima Corporation and Director, Kajima Technical Research Institute to attend the ceremony with 4 other Kajima representatives including Mr. Yuichi TAKEMASA, General Manager, Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore. This MOU collaboration seeks to share knowledge and research information, advance research and collaborate on areas of mutual interest such as that of promoting Total Building Performance, in particular, sustainability and human-centric approach in buildings and communities, support research fellowships and student internship programmes, collaborate on research on mutually agreed topics, and promote joint publications based on the results of research collaboration.
Congrats to NUS Division of Industrial Design (NUSDID) alumnus Kevin Chiam for being highlighted as honourable mentions for the Inaugural Progress Prize — which celebrates the next generation of design — and coming in top 10 out of 200 submissions from 92 universities at the 2017 Dubai Global Grad Show! Projects by Alex, and Xin Yuan, also NUS School of Design & Environment DID alumni, were also featured at the show. And a big thank you to Head of Division of Industrial Design, Assoc. Professor Christian Gilles Boucharenc and Senior Designer Mr. Willie Tay who led the trio to take part in one of the world's most emerging design show case. http://www.newswest9.com/story/36884175/global-grad-show-announces-winner-of-inaugural-progress-prize
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
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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 NUS School of Design & Environment turns 50 in 2019 and we are kicking off the SDE50 celebrations
with a series of fun and engaging activities from 2018.
You are invited to join us for a fun heritage walk!
Date: 19 May 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 8.00am to 10.00pm
Venue: Meet at School foyer/stairs area
School of Design & Environment, 4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566
(Register early as we can only accommodate up to 30 participants!)
You may sign up for the event here: https://mysurvey.nus.edu.sg/EFM/se/543BE5C257595D80
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
GRADUATE PROGRAMME BY COURSEWORK
The August 2018 intake application has closed.
The January 2019 intake application period for MSc (Project Management), MSc (Environmental Management) and MSc (Integrated Sustainable Design) is from 15 June - 15 August 2018.