Education is one of the core thrusts of our institute. The Institute believes in continuous learning, championing innovations and promoting thought leadership. The Thrust aims to do the following:
- Educational programmes of talks and courses
- Elevate standard of architectural professionalism
- Offer continuous learning
- Involve younger architect & students through knowledge sharing
We conduct various Design Talks, Inspirational Talks, Gold Medalist Lecture, Experiential Visits, Sharing Seminars, Architectural Practice Course, Design for Safety Professional Courses and Design for Safety Appreciation (DfSA) Course.
Education Thrust is responsible to promote the spirit of continuous learning and uphold the highest standards of professionalism amongst the local architectural fraternity.
Architectural Practice Course
SIA is authorized by Board of Architects (BOA) to develop and manage the Architecture Practice Course (APC).
Attending APC is mandatory for candidates enrolling in BOA’s Professional Practice Examination (PPE). The course is specifically designed with a combination of both theoretical principles and best-practice curriculum.
Design for Safety Professional (DfSP) Course
SIA is Accredited Training Provider approved by the Ministry of Manpower to conduct DfSP. On completion of the course, the learner will be accredited with DfS Professional.
Design for Safety Appreciation (DfSA) Course
This course will touch on the practical approach for architects, developers & contractors to meet new obligations and avoid the pitfalls under the DfS Regulations and also examines the design-for-safety scheme under the Regulations, and focuses on how designers, developers and contractors can go about meeting their design obligations and avoid pitfalls.
Career Talks on Architecture
To promote architecture to student and to increase their interest in architecture as a career, SIA will conduct career talks at Junior Colleges and Schools.
Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPD)
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme is established with the principal objective to help architects to develop professionally through continuous updating and upgrading of their skill set and knowledge, so that their knowledge and experience will remain current and relevant in our rapidly changing environment. This is achieved through organizing educational courses, seminars, talks and other events.
Resource & Technology
The Resource & Technology Committee was setup with the objective to explore, review, share and update new IT technologies/processes/tools that will be beneficial to architectural practice especially for members and the building industry. The committee works closely with BCA and SIACAD.