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    Transforming Singapore into an endearing home and a distinctive global city

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    Breaking new ground:
    SDE4 Net-Zero Energy Building

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    Making a difference:
    Get up close and personal with our alumni

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    Well & Green:
    Improving health and well-being

  • "Architecture can effect positive change, shape minds and behaviour, and purposefully impact the everyday life of our community." Chee Huang’s vision has transformed our social spaces and enriched community life.

    Seah Chee Huang
    Director, DP Architects Pte Ltd
    President, Singapore Institute of Architects
    Master of Architecture, 2003

  • "Let us work closely on community ownership and sustainability, and strive towards a gracious Singapore." Ho Pin’s commitment towards community development has improved the lives of residents in the North West District.

    Dr Teo Ho Pin
    Mayor, North West CDC
    Bachelor of Science in Building (Honours), 1985

  • "Every challenge is an opportunity to learn and innovate.” Living by this mantra has led Siak Ching down many paths to serve the community and country.

    Chong Siak Ching
    Chief Executive Officer, National Gallery Singapore
    Non-Resident Ambassador to Chile
    Justice of Peace
    Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Honours), 1981

  • “Stay authentically local and the world will come.” Through contemporary design that is proudly Singaporean, Hans Tan has put Singapore on the world map.

    Hans Tan
    Assistant Professor, NUS Division of Industrial Design
    Founder, Hans Tan Studio
    Co-founder, STUCK
    Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Honours), 2005

  • Well & Green

    Where we work, study, live and play affects our well-being. SDE aims to improve wellness at the macro and micro scales through research, development and deployment, by collaborating across disciplines and with external partners.

  • Urban Climate

    Urbanisation creates an urban climate that is hotter and more polluted, affecting the quality of our everyday lives. Discover how measurement campaigns are conducted to understand the impact of urban climates on our living conditions, and the mitigation strategies that can be undertaken.

  • Indoor Environmental Quality

    Evaluating the human connection to the built environment presents several challenges. Discover the methods SDE employs to quantify adaptive comfort strategies, drive building performance, facilitate human-building interaction, and collect data for personalised comfort profiles.