Melvin H J Tan
I am a founding partner of LAUD Architects Pte Ltd, an award-winning architectural practice in Singapore. In council, I was tasked to oversee the Institution Thrust in my first year and then as Design Thrust Chair in the second term.
I am interested in building bridges and connecting people to find solutions and the way forward in anything I do. I firmly believe the institute can be strengthened during these difficult times, if everyone comes together in unity. Each member and firm have their own experiences and
challenges, and by sharing it, we are better able to tailor our interactions with the relevant authorities, to strengthen our position as the QP and co-guardians of the built environment.
I am committed to represent the fraternity in my interactions with the other parties of the built environment, namely fellow consultants, agencies etc, to re-establish the architect as the lead consultant. However, this can only be achieved through strategic collaboration and trust-building.