The Architect in Business Development Lecture

Lecture: 

The Architect in Business Development / Thursday, 1 September 2011 / 6:30-7:30pm / LR426

Speaker: 

Tai Lee Siang

Biography: 

Tai Lee Siang graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) in 1987 and has practiced as an architect and urban planner since 1990. He is currently the Group Managing Director of ONG&ONG Pte Ltd and an elected President of Singapore Green Building Council. He held the position as President of Singapore Institute of Architects from 2007 to 2009, during which he consolidated the institute’s “Blue Print” to establish numerous firsts. His key projects have won both local and international awards and were featured in the URA exhibition “20 under 45” in 2004.

About Lecture Series: 

Architects in Alternative Métier.

Origami begins with the same sheet of paper. Depending on the multitude of folds, the outcome promises various potentials. Likewise, the potential of architectural education does not necessarily lead to a single career opportunity.

Métier is a profession and for some, a calling. This lecture series invites eight speakers who are our architectural graduates but have decided to venture into alternative careers. They will share with us how their architectural education and experiences have influenced them to excel in their current job challenges.

These speakers will enrich our appreciation of the versatility and value of their architectural learning and how it has paved the way to their alternative métier.

The Architect in Property Development Lecture

Lecture: 

The Architect in Property Development / Monday, 29 August 2011 / 6:30-7:30pm / LR424

Speaker: 

Chng Kiong Huat

Biography: 

Chng Kiong Huat graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) in 1990. He also holds a Bachelor of Law degree from University of London (2002). He is currently the Executive Director (Property Services) for Far East Organisation, Singapore with twenty years of experience in architecture and property development. He has leadership and project managed several high-profile hotel, commercial mixed-use and residential developments, some of which have garnered the prestigious FIABCI awards, for example Changi Village Hotel, Bayshore and Gardenville condominium.

About Lecture Series: 

Architects in Alternative Métier. Origami begins with the same sheet of paper. Depending on the multitude of folds, the outcome promises various potentials. Likewise, the potential of architectural education does not necessarily lead to a single career opportunity. Métier is a profession and for some, a calling. This lecture series invites eight speakers who are our architectural graduates but have decided to venture into alternative careers. They will share with us how their architectural education and experiences have influenced them to excel in their current job challenges.

These speakers will enrich our appreciation of the versatility and value of their architectural learning and how it has paved the way to their alternative métier.

Guest Lecture “MBS Skypark” by Jose Claudio Silva

You are cordially invited to the guest lecture “MBS SKYPARK” by Jose Claudio Silva on 16 August 2011 (Tuesday), 4pm at LR423 located on Level 4 of SDE 3, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.

José Cláudio Silva

José was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978 and raised in Portugal where he graduated in Architecture in Lisbon in 2003 (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) having studied the last year in Barcelona – Spain (Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) under the Erasmus exchange programme.

In 2003 he worked with his former professor Jordi Bellmunt, from Barcelona, and the landscape design office PROAP, for “Alamillo Park Design Competition” (Seville, Spain – 1st Prize).

In early 2004 he joined his former professor Manuel Vicente atelier in Macau SAR where he worked in the design of Masterplans, Public Building’s and Urban Parks such as “Friendship Island Masterplan”, “Wisdom Island Masterplan”, “Hac-Sa Bay Masterplan”, “Leal Senado Tourism Office Headquarters”, “Nam Van Dragon Boat complex”, “Nam Van Urban Park”, “Renovation project for Quartel dos Mouros” heritage building, among other several smaller projects.

In August 2005 he joined Aetec-Mo where worked in the design of “Jade Hotel-Casino” project and Public Buildings like “Sun Chu Mei Car Parking” and “Friendship Pot Office Station”, as well as other smaller residential and retail projects.

He joined Aedas Hong Kong in December 2006 where he worked in the design of “Venetian Parcel 5&6”, in Macau, namely “St Regis Hotel and Serviced Apartment Tower”. In 2008 he joined Aedas Singapore as team leader for the design of “Skypark – Marina Bay Sands” and later as and team leader for Sentosa Boardwalk (construction phase).

From early 2011 José has been working mainly in the design of Mixed-Use Developments (Masterplans and individual Residential/Office & Hotel Buildings) in Indonesia, namely “Tunjungan Plaza Parcels 4, 5 and 6”, in Surabaya, and “Mega Kuningan Tower”, in Jakarta. Has also participated in competitions for India Mixed- Use Projects (“Wave 2” in Noida – New Delhi) and competitions for public buildings in Singapore such as “Tampines People’s Association”, “Kaki Bukit Motorshop” complex, among others.

From 2009 to 2011 he was tutor at NUS for the year 2 Studio under the Coordination of Professor Erik L’Hereux.

Specifically in what regards Skypark, José was the team leader for its design in the role of Project Architect. He worked in the coordination of all design specialties involved namely Façade, Structural, MEP and Landscape and developed the design, details and specifications of the overall project. Also developed the documentation for construction, assisted in the tender interviews, produced tender recommendations, participated in the mockup reviews and inspections, site supervisions, material approvals, etc. Also assisted in the process for Temporary Occupancy Permit.

Teaching Architecture

This is a forum by teachers on teaching for those being taught. In a tertiary school the open and sometimes candid discussion of these matters will serve not only to understand the nature of content, but just as importantly the rationale and justification behind teaching and learning.

More details are appended in the poster attached.

Career Network Series featuring WOW and DCA Architects

You are cordially invited to the ‘Career Network Session Series’ featuring WOW and DCA Architects on 12 August 2011 (Friday), 6pm at LR427 located on Level 4, SDE 3, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.

The Career Networking Programme is catered to promote dialogue with local, regional and international Architectural institutions between students and the professional body. Take this opportunity to get to understand more about your future prospects and network with industry professionals.

The lecture is jointly organized by NUS Career Centre, Singapore Institute of Architecture, The NUS Department of Architecture and The Architecture Society. For further enquiries please call 6516 7737.

Click here to register.