Here are some of the accolades garnered by our students:

ASD students’ work exhibited in URA and published in CUBES magazine

Cubes Indesign Magazine featured the works of our ASD students, Leon Cher and Tate Ng Yi Jin for a sustainable design studio led by Professor Thomas Schroepfer. The project titled Stitching Green was also showcased at a URA exhibition.


ASD Students’ work exhibited as part of the Nightscape 2050 Exhibition

In celebration of the International Year of Light in 2015 and the practice’s 25th anniversary, Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) is putting up an ambitious show Nightscape 2050, with the exhibition travelling from Berlin to Singapore and then to Hong Kong and Tokyo, from August 2015 to June 2016.

Nightscape 2050 is intended to be one of its kind for Light and Lighting, in which visions of the future of lighting and the way LPA imagines to use this light are shared with the visitors.

ASD students’ work are exhibited as part of the Nightscape 2050 exhibition at the National Design Centre from 24 Oct to 21 Nov 2015. The students imagined a future nightscape of Singapore in 2050 that addresses issues of light pollution, and created a design where you can see the stars from the city’s rooftops. They are mentored by ASD faculty Sawako Kaijima and J.Alstan Jakubiec. The student team are from the Junior, Sophomore and freshmore cohorts – Chloe Tan, Cheryl Ng, Tan Yen Lin, Zhang Ke Er, Tan Wei Lin, Kendrick Tay and Anirudh Rathi.


3 ASD Students presented in Archifest 2015 Fringe Event: Conservation Conversations: Pearl Bank Apartment

Conservation Conversations – Pearl Bank Apartments presents a dialogue about modernist architecture in Singapore and its relation to Singapore’s heritage through the case study of Pearl Bank Apartments. Continuing the conversation from the book, the program brings the complexities of architectural conservation of modernist architecture in Singapore to the stage, through an interactive panel discussion involving protagonists of Pearl Bank Apartments and respected figures in the local conservation scene. Guests are invited to an expansive conversation with a wide spectrum of perspectives to synthesise a better understanding regarding issues related to architecture, conservation and Singapore’s heritage. The authors of the book are our current Master students Geraldine Quek C. T., Neo J. H. Kevin Josiah and Lim Y. L. Teri.


 “SUSTAIN” ASD Pioneer Graduation Showcase

SUSTAIN is a student-curated compilation of works to document investigations of various aspects of sustainability through a series of architectural studios and offer insights on the progress of new ways to architectural design.

In the exhibit, these questions – the what, why and how of sustainability – are deconstructed, reframed, investigated and reconstructed in a range of projects by the pioneer students of SUTD’s Architecture and Sustainable Design Pillar.

The theme for the exhibition titled “Sustain” and the setup are made from pallets and as many recyclable materials as possible. The showcase opened officially on 12 Sept, Saturday evening, and was at Campus Centre till Friday, 18 Sept 2015.


Joshua Darrell Ong Luo Yi, Shawn Ng Tien Ern, Joel Ang Xuan Yin, Joshua Dieu Jing Hui and Tan Qi En from the E-Sports Club clinched 1st runner-up at the recent Inter-Varsity Games Frontier.


Our start-up (called 26Factorial) run by SUTD students Le Vu Huy (EPD '16/Computer Engineering) and Agrim Singh (ISTD '16) took the top prize at the Budweiser Dream Brewery Pitch Day. The team walks away with the grand prize of $25,000 and a partnership with ABInBev, one of the top 5 consumer product companies in the world.

The team was selected for the final presentation to the ABInBev board based on their excellent performance at the Dream Brewery Hackathon where the team placed as 1st Runners' Up in November 2015.

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Our students, Lee Jun Xiang, Tee May Ying and Jaron Lee Jia Wen have developed the Home Intelligent System (HIS), which won the Merit Award at the World Engineers' Summit organized by the Institution of Engineers and Science Centre Singapore on July 2015. 


The SUTD Rotaract Club did a wonderful job by supporting the YMCA Silver Fiesta which took place on the 10 and 11 September 2015. The members, Lee Jun Xiang , Khor Wan Xuan, Toh Hui Wen, Eunice Yong Yi Lynn, Amos Ho Yong Ming, Chua Rui De, Ngoh Si Sui, Edmond To Cheng Wei, Ow Yam Huo, Tee May Ying , Mohsin Ahamed and Tan Yee Ying, who formed the Core Volunteer Group has devoted over 210 volunteering hours into planning and executing the event.  


14 professors and 84 students from internationally renowned universities were invited to participate in the workshop ‘Catalysts in Action’, which aimed at the regeneration of one of Busan’s oldest areas, Choryang-Dong at the 2015 Busan International Architecture Design Workshop (BIADW).

28 projects were developed in the five-day event, and ten projects were awarded with prizes at the final ceremony. SUTD student Joshua Dieu was part of the team that received the second highest honour, the First Prize by the President of Pusan National University with the project titled Grassroot Sanbokdoro. Another SUTD student Bai Xueni was in one of the five teams that got selected for an Honorable Mention by the BIADW organizing committee with the project titled Flying Canopies. Both their teams were guided by SUTD Assistant Professor Michael Budig (ASD).

Participants came from universities such as the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London), the Cooper Union (New York City) and others in the USA, in Europe, China, and numerous schools in South Korea. Projects were designed in teams of three students, with the 14 professors advising two teams each. The workshop took place between 3 and 7 August at Pusan International University in Busan, South Korea.


Our students, Geraldine Quek and Teri Lim have won first prize in the DIVA Day 2015 Student Competition. More details about the winning design. 


Congratulations to Lee Jun Xiang, (Junior, ISTD), Tee May Ying (Junior, ISTD), and Jaron Lee Jia Wen (Junior, EPD) for winning the Merit Award at the Energy Innovation Challenge 2015!  


Our PhD student, Shi-Jun Liang won the Shoulders-Gray-Spindt (SGS) award in the 28th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference (IVNC). This award is given to the best PhD and postdoctoral technical presentation at the conference.


Agrim Singh, a junior from the Information Systems Technology and Design pillar, took part in the recent Clean and Green Hackathon organised by the National Environment Agency (NEA) in Singapore and the team he was in finish third. He is also the only student among the winning teams, with the other teams comprising of working professionals.

View the Channel NewsAsia report.


Our students won the first two prizes in the Autodesk ASEAN design competition (First place: Yeo Song Pei, Chua Yuheng; Second place: Quak Chun Ming, Shalina Yasuda). The first placed team then went on a sponsored trip to attend the Autodesk Panorama event, where their entry "Finger Band" were placed in the top 5. Congratulations to all our students.


Our PhD student, Shijun Liang, had his paper (co-authored by Associate Professor Ricky Ang) on "Electron Thermionic Emission from Graphene and a Thermionic Energy Converter" published on Physics Review Applied.

Physics Review Applied is the newest journal published by the most important physics journal series - Physics Review Series. The journal was created to encourage researchers to not only publish new and interesting physics but also important applications as well.