SIA Kumpulan Akitek Prize For Video Competition - What is an Architect?

In conjunction with the Singapore Institute of Architects’ 50th Anniversary celebration this year, a short video competition – SIA Kumpulan Akitek Prize For Video Competition - What is an Architect? was organised. The video competition was open to SIA Members, BOA Registered Architects, students and the public.

The intention of the video competition is to educate the public about the importance and benefits of engaging an Architect, to inform the public that the Architect is important to design, and not only design but the entire process of translating an idea into reality - the total package is much more than the sum of its parts.

The SIA Kumpulan Akitek Prize For Video Competition was launched on 15 July 2013 and closed on 6 September 2013. The winning video clips were selected based on originality and creativeness in getting the message to the viewers.

The jury for the SIA Kumpulan Akitek Prize For Video Competition comprised the following:

  • Ms Catherine Loke – Chairperson SIA Small Medium Architectural Practice Committee
  • Ms Grace Toh Seow Wei – Group Head, Digital Media Design (Animation), School of Interactive & Digital Media, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Mr Geoff Malone – Film Producer


3 Prizes for the SIA Kumpulan Akitek Prize For Video Competition were awarded to the following;

1st Prize -  Mr Shane Ang - Murmuration Of Starling Birds
2nd Prize – Mr Eugene Lim - What Makes An Architect
3rd Prize – Mr Aloysius Lian - Mr Architect

The prize presentation ceremony was held on 27 September 2013 at the Archifest Pavilion and the winning videos were display at the Archifest Pavilion from 27 Sept to 13 Oct 2013.