AY 2021 Studio Instructors

Christine Yogiaman | christine_yogiaman@sutd.edu.sg

Studio Title: Building an Urban Forest

Christine Yogiaman is an Assistant Professor in Architecture and Sustainable Design at SUTD where she teaches and coordinates interdisciplinary design and architecture design courses. Through this coursework Christine applies her research knowledge to help students realize prototypes and represent their ideas. As Co-director of Dynamic Assemblies Lab her work explores design applications such as biomaterial fabrication, Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation, and interactive architectural assemblies. In addition to academic work Christine is also a partner at Yogiaman Tracy Design a consultancy that creates installations and designs buildings.

Jackson Tan | jackson_tan@sutd.edu.sg

Studio Title: Youth-Topia II

Jackson established design practice SPORES Studio in 2013 to explore the use of time-based design to construct new spatial experiences. The studio’s work includes a number of significant practice-led research projects in Europe and Asia, including exhibition design at the London Science Museum, Munich Fraunhofer Institute, Latvia RIXC Gallery and National Arts Museum of China. Prior to this, Jackson practiced architecture with renowned British firm Hopkins Architects for 7 years; working on multiple RIBA award-winning projects. Jackson trained as an architect at the National University of Singapore and the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and is a registered architect with the UK Architects Registration Board since 2008.

Adib Jalal | adib_jalal@sutd.edu.sg

Studio Title: Youth-Topia II

Adiib is an urbanist whose work involves building connections between people and place, and breaking down complex urban issues for discussion and action. He is the creator of Urban Ideas, a project to share and enable ideas for better cities. Previously, he was the director of placemaking studio Shophouse & Co where he cocreated urban developments at various scales with a range of stakeholders. He also served as the Festival Director of Archifest in 2012 & 2013, and has held teaching positions at various tertiary design institutions. As a recognised name in his field, Adib is a World Cities Summit Young Leader, a Thought Leader in the PlacemakingX network, and is also serving on National Heritage Board’s Heritage Advisory Panel.

Peter Frederick Ortner | peter_ortner@sutd.edu.sg

Studio Title: The Upcycle Studio: Transforming SIA Aircraft Components into Sustainable Architecture

Peter Ortner is Assistant Professor and MArch and PhD Coordinator for Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Peter’s research leverages computational techniques to create sustainable architecture and urban design. His current research introduces optimization into the process of design for circularity, augmenting the ability of the architect to contribute to zero-waste, carbon neutral cities. Predicting urban metabolism data for urban design scenarios is another on-going research pursuit. In recent research Peter has applied computational design to challenges of urban resilience and automated mobility. His doctoral research built on insights from critical data studies and computational design to elucidate the changing role of architecture and architect in complex, data-driven urban systems.

Peter received a PhD from EPFL where his doctoral thesis was nominated for the EPFL and City of Lausanne prizes. At EPFL Peter was a collaborator with Media x Design Lab, a crossdisciplinary team of designers and computer scientists. He holds a Master’s in Architecture from Harvard University where he was recipient of the Faculty Design Award, and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude with distinction in architecture from Yale University. Peter has practiced architecture in the United States and Switzerland.

Khairudin Saharom | muhammed_khairudin@sutd.edu.sg

Studio Title: Above, Under & Beyond: Deciphering The Road Ahead

Ar. Khairudin Saharom holds a Master of Architecture degree from the National University of Singapore and was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal for being the top graduate in 1999. He is the principal of Kite Studio Architecture in Singapore. He founded Kite in 2011 to provide architectural and interior design services that strive to seek invigorating approach to design and heighten spatial experience. Prior to setting up Kite, he has worked at Eco.id Architects, CPG Consultants and Aamer Architects. Khai is also an Associate Director of Tembusu Asia Consulting, a consultancy firm that specialises in sustainable design and engineering solutions.

Currently Khai sits on the Board for Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in Singapore. He is also a Registered Qualified Person (QP) with the Board of Architects Singapore (BOA) and sits on its Board. He is also presently serving as a Board Member for the Malay Heritage Foundation. He has also served on the Board for the Building Construction Authority (BCA). Khai is a recipient of the NYAA/HSBC National Youth Environmental Award for integrating environmental sustainability as one of the main thrusts in his projects. In 2018, he was recognized as one of the ’20 Under 45’ architects, an initiative by the Urban Redevelopment of Singapore (URA) to identify Singapore’s promising architects.