Ten revo­lu­tion­ary ar­chi­tects aged 40 and un­der

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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

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