Jury Panel 2016

- Theodore Chan, SIA President 2012-2015
- Richard Ho, Designer of the Year, 2013 President’s Design Award
- Tai Lee Siang, Group Managing Director Architecture Singapore, ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
- Tan Pei Ing, ARCASIA President 2013-2014
- Professor Ar Jimmy Lim, 4th Laureate SIA-Getz Architecture Prize

- Theodore Chan, SIA President 2012-current
- Prof Philip Cox, RAIA Gold Medal & Prize recipient
- Ar Mubasshar Hussain, President Commonwealth Association of Architects
- Ar Lee Chor Wah, Director/CEO SN Low & Associates SDN BHD
Ashvinkumar, SIA President 2009-2012
- Chan Soo Khian, 2006 Laureate
- Richard Hassell, 2010 Laureate

- Prof Will Alsop, Stirling Prize Recipient
- Prof Philip Cox, RAIA Gold Medal & Prize recipient
- Dr Balkrishna V Doshi, Pritzker Juror 2005
- Tai Lee Siang, SIA President Council 2007-2009
- Alfred H K Wong, 1st SIA Gold Medal recipient, Past President SIA
- Chan Soo Khian, 2006 Laureate
- Hitoshi Abe, 2008 Laureate

- Prof Will Alsop, Stirling Prize Recipient
- Edmund Cheng, Chairman National Arts Council and Design Singapore
- Prof Philip Cox, RAIA Gold Medal & Prize recipient
- Dr Balkrishna V Doshi, Pritzker Juror 2005
- Tai Lee Siang, , SIA President Council 2007-2009
- Alfred H K Wong, 1st SIA Gold Medal recipient, Past President SIA
- Chan Soo Khian, 2006 Laureate

- Prof Will Alsop, Stirling Prize Recipient
- Edmund Cheng, Chairman National Arts Council and Design Singapore
- Prof Philip Cox, RAIA Gold Medal & Prize recipient
- Dr Balkrishna V Doshi, Pritzker Juror 2005
- Rita Soh, SIA President Council 2004-2007
- Alfred H K Wong, 1st SIA Gold Medal recipient, Past President SIA

Richard Ho

Richard Ho


Design Thrust Chairperson of SIA


Richard Ho graduated from the NUS School of Architecture in 1982 and worked for William S W Lim and Kerry Hill, both eminent Singapore architects, from 1982 to 1985 before venturing to Europe where he worked for six years in Austria and Italy – the last two years in Milan with Aldo Rossi, a world renowned Architect and Pritzker Prize recipient in 1990. He returned to Singapore in Nov 1991 and set up RichardHO Architects.

In the President’s Design Awards 2013, Richard has been awarded the Designer of the Year 2013 – the highest award conferred by the State to a design professional.

For the past twenty-four years, Richard and his firm have won a number of international and local architecture awards. In the year 2000, it was awarded the Gold Medal in the ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council of Asia) Architecture Awards, the first Singaporean architect to be accorded this honour. The firm has won, thus far, six SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects) Design Awards and four URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) Architectural Heritage Awards.

Richard firmly believes that an architect must actively engage civil society, not only through his practice but also in volunteering in other initiatives that can bring a change for the better in his profession and society at large. Over the years, he has been appointed by the Minister of National Development to various committees – most recently, he has served as a member of the Conservation Advisory Panel of the Urban Redevelopment Authority from 2014 to 2016. He has also been voted into the Board of Architects (BOA) for a second 3-year term by his fellow registered architects – the BOA oversees and ensures that the professional standards of architecture practice are upheld.

Besides practising, Richard is appointed as Professor in the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore and teaches architecture and urban design in the masters degree course. He is currently on his second term as a Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects and Chair of the Institute’s Design Thrust, overseeing the Design Awards Committee, Publications Committee, Archifest Committee, Design Competitions Committee, Sustainability Committee and the University Liaison Committee. Richard has served on many design award jury panels – most recently as Chair of the jury panel for the SIA Architectural Design Awards in 2015 and 2016, member of the jury panel for the SIA-Getz Emerging Architect Award in 2013, the Design Excellence Awards 2015 organised by the Interior Design Confederation of Singapore and the SIA-Uniseal G-Architect Award 2016.

Richard’s work has been widely published in many international and local architectural publications and books and has been exhibited in Austria, France, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom, Finland and Singapore.

Mayor Ridwan Kamil

Mochamad Ridwan Kamil

Mayor of Bandung, Indonesia
Founder of Urbane Indonesia PT


The Mayor is very well known amongst the community of Bandung as the leader who brought change to Bandung. The following is the biography and profile of Ridwan Kamil also called Kang Emil the Mayor of Bandung.

He was born in Bandung on October 4, 1971 from a warm and simple family. He completed his higher education in the Department of Architecture in the Institute of Technology, Bandung and graduated with a master degree at the University of California Berkeley. After graduation, he continued his professional work as an architect in various firms in the United States. As a professional, he has done more than 50 architectural and urban design projects in the America, the Middle East and Asia. His firm has won awards and been the winner of contests more than 20 times.

Ridwan Kamil is an architect, urban designer, writer and educator at ITB Bandung. In 2004 he established URBANE INDONESIA with his partners Achmad D. Tardiyana, Reza Nurtjahja and Irvan P. Darwis in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Urbane Indonesia is an architecture, interior design, planning and community development consultant firm based in Bandung. Urbane Indonesia has established an international reputation by leading overseas projects such as the Syria Al-Noor Ecopolis in Syria and the Changchun Financial District in China.

In 2006 he received the International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year award from the British Council in Indonesia. With an educational background steeped in urban design, he was appointed an adviser of architecture in Jakarta, a creative economic adviser in Taiwan and a city development adviser in Surabaya. To acknowledge his efforts, the city bestowed upon him many awards in urban development. Ridwan Kamil was also appointed by Governor of West Java to be the Chief Executive of the Creative Economy Development in West Java.

Urbane Indonesia has received international awards such as Annual Top 10 BCI Asia Award (six times since 2008), BCI Green Award 2009 for Bottle House Project, BCI Asia Green Award 2011 for Al Irsyad Mosque in Kota Baru Parahyangan and Indonesian Green Award for Rasuna Epicentrum.

Urbane Indonesia has also won many national design competition, such as Tsunami Museum NAD Competition (1st place – built, 2007), Kampus 1 – Tarumanagara University Design Competition (1st place – built, 2007), Fakultas Ilmu Budaya University of Indonesia Gedung X Competition (1st place, 2009), Sangga Nagari – Kota Baru Parahyangan Town Center (1st place, 2008), The Magic Box – Pusat Seni dan Sekolah Seni University of Indonesia (1st place, 2009), National Competition of ITB CIBA Campus Building (1st place, 2010), and National Competition of Situs Song Terus Museum (1st place, 2015).

Ridwan Kamil’s current high profile projects includes the super-block Rasuna Epicentrum in Jakarta and the Aceh Tsunami Museum.

Tony Grist

Tony Grist

Principal and Head of Architecture – HASSELL


Tony Grist is joint Head of Design - Architecture internationally at HASSELL and sits on the HASSELL Executive and Design Executive. He has been with HASSELL for more than 20 years, during which time he has held the positions of Head of Architecture Sydney and Sector Lead Aviation.

A registered architect in the UK and Australia, Tony has a particular interest in cross-discipline projects in commercial, health, education, infrastructure and urban design. He recently returned from the UK where he was responsible for starting the London Studio. His other projects in the UK include the Central Cardiff Master plan which incorporated the reconfiguration of Cardiff Central Station, Edinburgh Sick Children’s PPP bid, and Rio Tinto’s new headquarters at St James Square, London. Tony has helped establish the Singapore Studio with the Circle Line 870c contract Stations.

Tony has worked in Japan and Australia on various commercial and cultural projects. In Australia he has led projects such as the Qantas Terminal Development, the Darwin Waterfront Redevelopment and most recently he was the design lead on the 40,000m2 commercial tower at 60 Martin Place. Tony also led the bid phases of the Epping Chatswood Rail Line and the Parramatta Interchange. Tony has previously been a judge on WAN, WAF and the RIBA and Civic Trust in the UK. He has published extensively on aviation, urban design and the commercial workplace.


Sathirut Nui Tandanand

President of ARCASIA


Sathirut Nui Tandanand is the current President of Architects Regional Council ASIA (ARCASIA) and managing director of Dhevanand, a multidisciplinary architectural practice based in Bangkok, Thailand. He was the Vice President of the Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) from 2008 to 2014.

Nui graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Minnesota in 1978, before obtaining his Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in 1984.

He has been the Managing Director of Dhevanand since 2005. Dhevanand aim to provide a comprehensive building design service encompassing architectural design, interior design, urban design and master planning. Their design addresses important issues such as surrounding context, site and environmental conditions, energy conservation and sustainability. Dhevanand also strive to meet all architectural and commercial requirements established by the Owner of each project.

Their design philosophy is to make sure that each project is unique, innovative, and well fitted into the surroundings. In order to achieve these objectives, they must have a clear understanding of site conditions and site dynamics whether it be a beautiful resort site or an urban setting. Simultaneously, the design must satisfy the client’s needs and objectives to ensure that the project is well planned and function according to requirements. Environment issues are also vital to each project that they undertake. Recycling of water and waste water, as well as minimizing energy consumption by using natural means are important criteria that will make their designs respond to the need to lessen the impact on the environment.

Dhevanand has designed hotels, resorts, residential and commercial projects in Thailand and Internationally. They believe their vision will lead to formulating a creative design solution for all projects.

Manit Rastogi

Sonali and Manit Rastogi

Founders of Morphogenesis
2014 Co-Laureates of SIA-Getz Architecture Prize


Manit Rastogi commenced his Architecture studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi in 1986. He moved to London in 1992 to study at the Architectural Association where he graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Environmental Design program under Simos Yannas, and then subsequently, the AA Diploma with Honours under John Frazer. The influence of all 3 programs have formulated and influenced his thinking to date, which is to create a sustainable architecture through the framework of an evolutionary practice inspired by nature, with an emphasis on passive design.

He returned to India in 1996 and co-founded Morphogenesis with Sonali Rastogi. Known as an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of sustainable design, he has lectured extensively in Asia at various conferences and universities and published several research papers with respect to Zero Energy Buildings. He continues to be engaged with academics and was the Director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture from 2009 to 2012.

His passion for sustainable environments continues to go beyond the realm of architecture practice. His environmental advocacy work on the revitalization of the Delhi Nullahs Project has led to policy changes at the city level. As a founding member of The GRIHA Council, he continues to impact the built environment though his work with GRIHA, India’s green rating system. Manit firmly believes that sustainable buildings should not only consume lesser resources in their construction process but also during their entire lifecycle’s functioning.

Sonali Rastogi was born into a family of architects, which was her initiation into design. She commenced her architectural studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, in 1986. She moved to London in 1992 to study at the Architectural Association (AA). There she studied Housing and Urbanism under Jorge Fiori and Graduate Design (DRL) under Jeff Kipnis. Her time at the AA exposed Sonali to the history and theory of architecture, which continues to be of profound interest to her. Sonali lectures extensively and her writings have been widely published in journals.

She returned to India in 1996 and co-founded Morphogenesis where she has been the principal architect across a diverse architectural canvas ranging from urban design, architecture, landscape and interior design. Sonali is passionate about material and craft in Architecture. She is also deeply invested in the art of building. She is a strong proponent of the arts and crafts, and is a founding member of Manthan, a platform for creative individuals who seek to share, discuss, engage with and be involved in the evolution of concepts and ideologies.

As a council member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission which has been mandated to "advise the Government of India in the matter of preserving, developing and maintaining the aesthetic quality of urban and environmental design within Delhi”, Sonali’s impact on the built environment is enhanced.

Rocco Yim

Rocco Yim

Executive Director of Rocco Design Architects Limited

Hong Kong

Rocco Yim was born and educated in Hong Kong. He is currently the Executive Director of Rocco Design Architects.

Since winning a First Prize Award for the L’Opéra de la Bastille international competition in 1983, his works have consistently won awards in Hong Kong and overseas Recent accolades include ARCASIA Gold Medals in 1994 & 2003, World Architecture Festival category winner in 2010, Chicago Athenaeum Architectural Awards in 2006, 2011 and 2013, German Design Council Iconic Award and ULI Global Award in 2014.

Rocco is a regular guest speaker in local and international symposia. His works have been published in various regional and global journals, and have been exhibited four times in the Venice Biennale over the last decade.

He is currently Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Science at CUHK, Honorary Professor at HKU Department of Architecture, Adjunct Professor at HKU SPACE, Museum Adviser to LCSD and a member of the IAF Council of International Advisors for the University of Southern California. He was conferred Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by the University of Hong Kong in 2013.

Rocco’s work was published in The City in Architecture in 2003, Being Chinese in Architecture in 2004 and Presence 2012. A new monograph Reconnecting Cultures was released in mid-2013.