Kumpulan Akitek Design Excellence Award

The Kumpulan Akitek Design Excellence Award is established to encourage design excellence amongst aspiring undergraduates pursuing Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) at SUTD.  The first award will be given out in AY20.


  • Full-time ASD students in any year of study
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, passion, collaborative outlook and principles of architecture
  • Achieved an ‘A’ in all three core design studios and two option studios
  • Are truly passionate about purposeful design
  • Preference will be given to Singaporeans


  • The Award will have a value of S$3,000. 


Selection of the recipient will be made by the relevant ASD faculty teaching the course.


Kumpulan Akitek was set up in the 60’s and established itself as one of the leading firms in Singapore, designing landmark buildings like the Subordinate Courts for the PWD, Hotels like the Ming Court Hotel, Ladyhill and the Regency wing of the Hyatt. The firm provides comprehensive architectural services including feasibility studies, master planning projects and interior design. Over the years, the firm has built up an impressive record of a wide range of commercial, residential, institutional, industrial and hotel projects. Kumpulan Akitek vision of design is based on a blend of solid principles about the environment, construction, pragmatics and aesthetics. The firm strives towards design innovation coupled with environmental responsiveness and use of appropriate technology. Acknowledging recent trends in the industry, the firm has increasingly undertaken design consultancy for ‘Design and Build’ projects which have sparked a resourceful and pragmatic approach to the application of materials and construction techniques. This consciousness further underlies their quest for an authentic and honest architectural expression.

Kumpulan Akitek received its ISO 9001 accreditation in 1998, reflecting their concern for quality and good service to their clients.