Friday, 23 May 2014 - SIA celebrated its 53rd Annual Dinner at Resort World Sentosa on 23 May 2014. Honourable Senior Minister of State for National Development, Mr Lee Yi Shyan was the Guest-of-Honour.
Highlights of the evening include:
Conferment of the First Patron of SIA
Dr Albert Hong, was conferred the First Patron of SIA at the dinner for his bold vision, passion and perseverance in bringing Singapore’s brand of architecture abroad and left many imprints around the world. He is also instrumental in building up SIA and has influenced and inspired many young lives through his tireless dedication in promoting architectural education.
The Patron of SIA is conferred on a senior architect who has made significant and invaluable contribution in support of the tenets of SIA, attained an impeccable standing in SIA and the profession, distinguished himself and held in high-regard in society, made significant contribution to the propagation of architectural education and other worthy causes and is a worthy Ambassador-at-large for SIA and the profession.
Honouring Pioneer Architects
President Mr Theodore Chan recognised Pioneer Architects who joined SIA before 1965.
Mr Alisdair Ferrie, son of Pioneer Architect, Mr James Ferrie presented the Presidential Medallion of Institute of Malayan Architects (IAM) to SIA. The late Mr James Ferrie was the last President of IAM.
Conferment of Fellow
Mr Michael Ngu and Mr Tony Ang were conferred with Fellow at the dinner in recognition of their standing in the profession and advancement in architecture.
Presentation of Friends of Architecture
4 organisations - National Environment Agency (NEA), Carera Bathroom (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and ROCA Malaysia Sdn Bhd were presented with “Friend of Architecture Award 2014”.
Friend of Architecture was introduced in 1997 to recognise organisations for their sustained relationship with the Institute and the architectural profession through the patronage of the Institute’s programme & activities as well as help contribute to the promotion of the architectural profession.
SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize
Sonali and Manit Rastogi from a world-renowned architectural design firm, Morphogenesis, was conferred as the Co-Laureates for the 2014 SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia. Sonali and Manit are the fifth recipients of the prestigious Award, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.
Presentation of Token of Appreciation to SIA Strategic Partners
Many of SIA activities and programmes are made possible through the collective efforts and contribution by many. SIA Strategic Partners were recognised at the dinner in appreciation of their support and sponsorship.
SIA Strategic Partners:
Over 1200 guests attended the dinner.