Ten revolutionary architects aged 40 and under
The design and development scene in Singapore is bursting with innovation, thanks to its highlycompetitive architectural workforce. Singapore Business Review is proud to showcase fresh and exciting projects from the city’s best architects under the age of 40. They are ranked according to age.
1 Doreen Koh, 34, CPG Consultants
Doreen is a prominent healthcare architect who has been involved in the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital, which has garnered several international awards: the Design & Health International Academy Award and European Healthcare Design Award. Doreen has also led the design of the National University Hospital Master Plan. She continues to apply acquired healthcare knowledge by participating in ongoing competitions and projects.
2 Ong Qi Rong, 35, ONG&ONG
Ong Qi Rong has accumulated extensive experience since his first foray into the Indochina region in 2012. With experience in residential, retail, hospitality and masterplanning, he is currently closely involved in the growth of ONG&ONG’S presence in the region. His portfolio includes The Bay in Phnom Penh as well as Siem Reap Botanic Residences & Lifestyle Mall, both finalists in the World Architecture Festival in 2015 and 2016.
3 Lim Jiahui, 36, CPG Consultants
Jiahui’s architecture and urban design expertise paved the way for a win in a design competition for Binh Duong province as well as involvement in many major Cpg-led developments in and around Hanoi.
Jiahui was also a key team member in the development of the multi-awarded National Gallery Singapore. He is now working on the Deepwater Ocean Basin facilities at NUS with one of the largest water containment for wave simulation.
4 Lee Cheow Yeh, 36, ONG&ONG
Lee Cheow Yeh sees architecture as a collaborative process that fuses the spatial needs of the client with materiality through the architect’s perception. Lee has worked on the Pinnacle at Duxton, the tallest public housing development to date. Trained at WOHA and DP, he now leads initiatives on various conservation shophouses, sophisticated single family homes like the BT House, and large-scale landed residences.
5 Tan Sian Chong, 37, AGA Architects
Since joining AGA, Sian Chong has led the success of projects such as The Santorini Condominium and the revamped West Coast Community Centre. He serves as lead for The Alps Residences Condominium and is involved in the extension to a mixed development in Western Australia. Prior to AGA, Sian Chong worked on The Regency at Tiong Bahru Condominium and the New Extension to Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines.
6 Ruhiyyih Ling, 38, Surbana Jurong
With 13 years of experience Ruhiyyih was instrumental in developing the design of stack-up factory typologies in line with URA industrial land use intensification effort. In recent years, she has expanded her repertoire in the public sector scene helming an upcoming Punggol Secondary School, Changi Airport Runway 3 Equipment Tower and Ancillary Building, and in the redevelopment of Civil Defence Academy’s Field Training Area.
7 Woon Chung Yen, 39, DP Architects
Chung Yen has led overseas projects such as Acropolis and Southpark mixed developments in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Muong Hoa Cultural Park in Sapa, Vietnam. Locally, Chung Yen has been involved in several mixed development and institutional projects including Frasers Mixed Development and Singapore University of Technology and Design (in collaboration with Unstudio), and has been invited as architectural guest critic for National University of Singapore and SUTD. Prior to joining DP Architects, Chung Yen has also worked on Singapore’s first autism-focused school.
The Santorini Photo credit: AGA Architects Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Photo credit: CPG Consultants The BT House Photo credit: Ong & Ong Group Singapore University of Technology and Design Photo credit: Marc Tey and DP Architects