Judging Process

Judging Criteria

The main criteria for judging are:

  • Architectural Quality,
  • Originality / Innovation,
  • Sensitivity to Context,
  • Environmental Sustainability & Climatic Response,
  • Response to Users’ Needs, and
  • Elegance of Construction & Detail.

Jury Decision

  • The decision of the Jury is final and shall not be negotiated, contested, reviewed, challenged or appealed against by any party through any means or process whatsoever. The Jury may, at their own discretion, decide not to give any award for any of the category.

Jury Composition

The Jury Panel will comprise:

  • Jury Panel Chairperson:
    • Ar. Seah Chee Huang, President, Singapore Institute of Architects
  • Jury Panel Members:
    • Ar. Richard Hassell, Managing Director, WOHA Architects
    • Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
    • Professor Erwin Viray, Head of Pillar (Architecture and Sustainable Design), Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Facilitator / Moderator for Jury Panels:
    • Ar. Chin Kean Kok, Chairperson for SIA Design Awards Committee
    • Ar. Wu Yen Yen, SIA Design Awards Committee
    • Ar. William Ng, SIA Design Awards Committee

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 ada@sia.org.sg. 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 (www.sia.org.sg/awards/siaada2020) 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.