Thank You, Members ... Theodore Chan, Immediate Past President

Dear Members,

At last evening’s AGM a new council was elected into office, with Mr. Ong Tze Boon as our new President. I will be your Immediate Past President.

Thank you for the wonderful support extended to me as SIA President during the past 3 council years. Your support has been a great source of encouragement and motivation for the initiation and implementation of many programmes and events as well as in addressing the many challenges confronting the profession. Please continue to give Mr. Ong similar support, if not greater, so that together we will bring the architectural profession to greater heights.

Few of life’s endeavours are accomplished alone but through the collective efforts and contributions of many. The Institute’s success hitherto has been attributed to the involvement, participation and contributions of our members in particular, augmented by our friends, government officials, other professionals and organisations in both the built environment and the design sector. I urge all members to play an active role in the Institute, to build an even stronger SIA.

I call on all members to encourage your colleagues who are not SIA Members, especially the younger architects, to join SIA, be part of the architectural fraternity to participate in sharing and exchanging views as well as influencing the direction in the development of architectural profession, to be part of the collective voice and contribute to the betterment of the profession.

To our younger architects, you will be the next generation to carry the torch to lead the profession to greater heights. The development of the profession cannot be left to chance but must be driven by people with the passion and the vision to see architecture as a key contribution to making Singapore a great city to live, work and play. The future of the profession is in your hands; the profession itself has to ensure its own future and you can play your part to contribute to the renewal and regeneration for the profession.

It has been a great privilege for me to serve you as President this past 3 years and I will always treasure this experience. And If I have inadvertently aggrieved any party in anyway during the course of my duty, please accept my sincerest apologies. Once again, please accept my heartfelt thanks, for your support, encouragement, and most importantly, your friendship!

 

Sincerely,

Theodore Chan
Immediate Past President 55th Council 2015/2016
Singapore Institute of Architects

 

New Appointments: SIA 55th Council 2015/2016

Singapore, 19 March 2015 – Mr Ong Tze Boon of ONG&ONG Pte Ltd was elected as the new President of the Singapore Institute of Architects at its Annual General Meeting on 18 March 2015.

 

Ong Tze Boon
President 55th Council 2015/2016

 

Ong Tze Boon’s acceptance speech,

“As President, I will steer the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) towards greater connection with and relevance to the next generation of architects whilst staying true to its core values.

The institute will uphold its duty as a remarkable repository of valuable information, and continue to ensure a strong framework that supports its existing roles.

In addition to championing the cause of the architectural fraternity, the Institute will foster new innovators and thought leaders within the community. SIA will be the change-enabler for the profession and architects of promise.”

The newly elected Council Members are:

  • Mr Ong Tze Boon (President)
  • Mr Seah Chee Huang (First Vice President)
  • Mr Chan Kok Way (Second Vice President)
  • Mr Patrick Lee (Honorary Secretary)
  • Mr Loh Ju-Hon (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Mr Theodore Chan (Immediate Past President)
  • Mr Darren Benger
  • Mr Chan Seng Kee
  • Mr Cheong Yew Kee
  • Mr Richard Ho
  • Mr Kuan Chee Yung
  • Mr Richard Lai
  • Mr William Lau
  • Mr Lim Choon Keang
  • Ms Lesley Lim
  • Ms Catherine Loke
  • Mr Tan Szue Hann
  • Mr Mark Wee
  • Mr Luther Seet
  • Mr Siow Zhi Xiang

 

Please refer to Annex A for profiles of the Council Members.

 

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Singapore Institute of Architects