AIA IR Conference - Singapore

The AIA International Region Conference returns with its 4th edition this November 2018 in the tropical city-state of Singapore. Early-bird registration closes October 12th!

AIA IR 2018 Singapore Conference with the theme “CONVERGENCE- CROSSROAD IN SINGAPORE” will examine three threads of convergence over three days, namely “Tradition and Innovation”, “Resilience and Sustainability” and “Wellness and Place-making”. Each day will examine each thread led by keynote speaker, and a moderated panel session to conclude each daily subtheme. The aim is to offer insights to key issues, challenges, trends and exemplary projects, on both global and local levels. Keynote speakers include Jamie von Klemperer, President and Design Principal at KPF Associates, Illya Azaroff, Founding Principal at +Lab architect, Hwang Yu Ning,Deputy CEO and Chief Planner of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), and Yoko Kinoshita, Professor of Kogakuin School of Architecture and Co-principal of ADH Architects. This conference promises an engaging discourse featuring best-of class practitioners, leading architects and planners, industry leaders, academics and thought leaders on conversations relevant to the state of the architectural profession. In addition, design and cultural tours are conceived to offer greater insights into award-winning innovative projects that are contemporary and culturally significant. Venue for conference is the National Design Center, a converted missionary school in an old part of the city. Venue for the Gala Dinner and Design Award is the National Gallery, an adaptive restoration to the colonial Parliament Building and Supreme Court, in the historic center of the nation.

There will be additional bolt-on days in Singapore with further tours. See website for more information.

Further information and registration here.

Yew Kee Cheog; AIA