SIA Conference 2018

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Date 2018-10-02 (Tuesday)
Registration start from 8.00am (for Delegates)
start from 3.30pm (for Students*)

Duration 9 hrs ( from 9.00am to 6.00pm )
CPD Point 8 CPD 
Venue Marina Bay Sands, Conference Room A, Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall B & C
[1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971]

Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to have Mr Borja Ferrater from Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) as our Keynote Speaker for the conference.

Borja Ferrater is the Founding Partner Architect of OAB together with Xavier Marti, Carlos & Lucia Ferrater in January 2006. He is a FAD (Spain’s national award) prize winner in the category of “ephemeral architecture” together with Carlos Ferrater for the exhibition in Madrid: “M.C. Escher El arte de lo imposible”.


The SIA Conference is a platform to show through our projects, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and teaching, that Design, when harnessed in the right way, has great potential to reflect the richness of human values, our history and development, and enhance the world we live in for our future generations

Design for Life is a theme which broadly encompasses the Architect’s vision to respond to the true needs of humanity. It is necessary for design to give back to the community and enrich human life as a whole. The main theme is elaborated in 3 sub-themes: Design for People, Design for Time and Design for Environment.

Design for People promotes better life & well-being . Much of the spotlight of Architecture has been shone on iconic, spectacular projects, while the day-to-day architecture sits in its shadows. Designing for the 99% may not be the most glamorous, but it certainly is a celebration of the non-spectacular. Community engagement in the design-stage also has the potential for far-reachingeffects, creating spaces which promote people’s health, happiness and well-being.

Design for Time addresses the lifespan of building design. The preservation of Modern architecture is likened to a time capsule of the past, however, conscious effort has to be made to maintain buildings in their current state to slow down the process of deterioration. Designing for the long-haul also requires a new kind of Architecture which is in constant evolution over time, and is not just static until it is demolished.

Design for Environment enhances the life of our planet, flora and fauna. The excessive use of plastic in Singapore and the rest of the world has taken a tow on the ecosystem and accelerated global warming. Architects now have the responsibility to conceive and initiate ways to promote true sustainability by devising smart solutions to reduce our strain on the environment and to use materials prudently.

Conference Fees (inclusive of GST):

SIA Member: $150.00
Non Member: $300.00
Student*: $25.00
* Student is entitled to attend 1 session (i.e. Panel 4 & follow by Wrap Up of Conference).


  1.   Mr. Borja Borja Ferrater, Office of Architecture in Barcelona (ESP)
  2. Mr. Đàm Vũ, KIENTRUC O (VNM)
  3. Ar. Victor Lee / Ms. Jacqueline Yeo, Plystudio Architects (SG)
  4. Mr. Realrich Sjarief, R A W Architecture (IDN)
  5. Ar. Colin Seah, Ministry of Design (SG)
  6. Prof. Gerard Lico, Heritage Architecture Professor (PHL)
  7. Ar. Teo Yee Chin, Red Bean Architects (SG)
  8. Mr. Markus Roselieb, Chiangmai Life Architects (TH)
  9. Mr. Doan Thanh Ha, H&P Architects (VNM)
  10. Ar. Siew Man Kok, MKPL Architects (SG)
  11. Mr. Budi Pradono, Budi Pradono Architects (IDN)
  12. Mr. Manuel Der Hagopian, G8A (SG) 

New Conference Schedule

8.00am Registration (Students registration start at 3.30pm)
9.00am Opening Address
9.30am Keynote Speech by Keynote speaker
Borja Ferrater – Office of Architecture in Barcelona (ESP)
10.00am Tea Break
10.20am Panel 1 DESIGN FOR PEOPLE
Introduction of Panel 1 Speakers
Victor Lee/Jacqueline Yeo – Plystudio Architects (SG)
Realrich Sjarief – R A W Architecture (IDN)
11.45pm Panel 2 DESIGN FOR TIME
Introduction of Panel 2 Speakers
Colin Seah – Ministry of Design (SG)
Gerard Lico – Heritage Architect and Professor (PHL)
Teo Yee Chin – Red Bean Architects (SG)
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Jeremy Rowe – AkzoNobel
Introduction of Panel 3 Speakers
Markus Roselieb – Chiangmai Life Architects (THA)
Doan Thanh Ha – H&P Architects (VNM)
3.30pm Registration for Students (Student can only attend Panel 4 & Wrap Up of Conference)
3.35pm Tea Break
3.45pm Panel 4 DESIGN FOR LIFE
Introduction of Panel 4 Speakers
Siew Man Kok – MKPL Architects (SG)
Budi Pradono – Budi Pradono Architects (IDN)
Manuel Der Hagopian – G8A (SG)
 5.00pm Wrap-up
6.00pm Conference Closed