The SIA Architectural Design Awards series is the most prestigious award conferred by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) to promote and encourage distinction in architectural design.

SIA hopes to spur Members to continually achieve greater heights, leading to the vision of Singapore architecture and architects being acknowledged as world-class standards. As such, this edition features a balance of distinguished local and international jurors.

The Awards recognises the achievements of SIA Members in their pursuit of architectural excellence and motivates architects to push the boundaries with innovative solutions. The Awards also aims to heighten the appreciation and patronage of good architectural design from both the architectural fraternity as well as the general public.

This year, 1 new category is introduced, namely E8 Social / Humanitarian Architecture. This category aims to acknowledge members, who use their professional competencies to contribute back to society. We honour these architects who are able tackle social issues, tight budgets, the lack of resources and bridge cultural gaps to achieve design excellence.

The Institute invites all eligible members (please see Section 3 below for eligibility) to participate in the 19th SIA Architectural Design Awards 2020.

SIAADA 2019 Stats


Intellectual Property Rights

SIA shall have the right to publish, display, reproduce or otherwise publicise or communicate all submissions submitted, subject to appropriate citation and acknowledgement of the authors. Such right shall be exercisable by SIA without any payment, charge or fee whatsoever to any person.The winners shall also allow their project (including representations of the design and the names of the architectural practice, developer, other main consultants and builder) to be published on the URA Architecture Excellence Portal.

SIA reserves the right to retain all submissions for the Competition for display after the winning ideas have been announced. SIA will inform all participants in writing to collect those submissions no longer required by SIA within a specified time, after which they would be disposed of.


Entrant may send queries in English by email to SIA Secretariat at Such email shall clearly state “SIAADA 2020” as the subject heading. Only upon receipt of an acknowledgement email sent by the SIA Secretariat shall the query be officially registered for a response. Deadline for submission of questions is 10 Feb 2020.

Responses to all queries will be made known via a posting on Awards Website ( on or before 17 Feb 2020.

Entrant who elects to apply for participation after 10 Feb 2020 shall void their rights to submit any query. However, a copy of the responses to the registered queries will be extended to these late applicants.