Design Director, ONG&ONG
Leader, SUTD Architect-in-Residence Team
Andrew is Design Director in Ong&Ong, carrying more than 27 years of experience in concept design and design development of residential, infrastructure, major master planning, commercial and institutional projects. His project experience includes residential developments, master planning of mass rapid transit systems and other commuter facilities, terminal gateway and estate goods mover systems. With his comprehensive experience, Andrew’s designs are both creative and iconic. His projects span Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Mongolia and China.
Founder, Spatial Anatomy
Calvin leads Spatial Anatomy, a design practice that develops spaces, objects and strategies for cities. Recent projects include envisioning a national design ecosystem for the Design Singapore Council, an entrance portal for Singapore Airlines and an exhibition on the future of strata malls for the 2019 Seoul Biennale. In addition, Calvin is recognised as one of the leading voices on Korean peninsula issue. For the past decade, he has led ground-breaking non-profit capacity building programmes and research on economic and urban development in the DPRK. Calvin’s works has been featured on multiple news media, including CNN and New York Times and was most recently longlisted for the UK Royal Academy of Arts Dorfman Award.
Adjunct Lecturer, SUTD
Bianca hails from SUTD with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture Degree as a Pioneer Batch and a BCA-RSP Scholar. She is currently a Registered Architect under the Board of Architects (BOA) and is holding a Specialist Diploma in Computational Building Information Modelling (BIM) from BCAA. She is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and the Young Architects League (YAL). She later became an Adjunct lecturer with SUTD for the 3.007 course.
Coming from a family of Architects & Engineers and wanting to make a difference in peoples’ lives for a more inclusive and liveable environment, Bianca is naturally inducted to the course of Architecture, a journey of discovery, dialogues and innovation.
Assistant Professor, SUTD
Carlos Banon is co-founder of Subarquitectura Architects Spain, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and co-founder of AirLab @SUTD. He holds an M.Arch. with Extraordinary Distinction.
He also held visiting professorships at MIT Massachussetts Institute of Technology and at EPFL, and was invited to lecture by a number of universities, including ETSAM Madrid, UIC Barcelona, KEA Copenhagen and PUPR Puerto Rico. His research projects span from Geometric Exploration for Space Making (GESM), 3D Printing applied to actual building components, Artificial Intelligence applied to high-rise developments, and Affordable Housing prototypes.
He also implements his research and teaching methodologies in Design Studios where he applies Parametric Design, into actual buildings through his architectural practice. He was awarded with the Design of the Year Prize by the London Design Museum, received international recognition with the Golden Medal given by the International Olympic Committee, the Spanish Biennial Prize and the Mies Van der Rohe Prize nomination.
Daniel Joseph Whittaker
Senior Lecturer, SUTD
Prior to teaching at SUTD, Daniel was Owner’s Representative for the pre-planning, design, construction and staging of a new private museum in Chicago, Illinois called Wrightwood 659. Designed by Tadao Ando Architect and Associates of Osaka; the creation of a contemporary art and social activist space was precisely fit within an existing 1930s-era Chicago common brick masonry shell, requiring extensive project planning and coordination. Whittaker was co-curator of the gallery’s inaugural exhibition titled: “Masters of Architecture,” which explored architectural conversations between Le Corbusier’s oeuvre of béton brut creations and three of Tadao Ando’s American museums, through an archival lens. View full profile https://asd.sutd.edu.sg/people/faculty/daniel-joseph-whittaker
Professor of Practice, SUTD
Eva Castro has a wealth of teaching experiences, having taught at Architectural Association from 2003 to 2008 and having held visiting professorships at several institutions including Tsinghua University and University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining SUTD, she was also the Director of the Landscape Urbanism Master Program for Architectural Association in London from 2005 to 2012. Besides her academic achievements, Castro is an accomplished architect who has many accolades under her belt. She is the founding partner of GroundLab, an international practice of Landscape | Urbanisim in London; and a co-founding principal of Plasma Studio. View profile at https://asd.sutd.edu.sg/people/faculty/eva-castro
Federico Ruberto is a writer and architect working between philosophy/design with a PhD in “Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought” from the European Graduate School that focused on the concept of “contingency” in formal/natural languages. His texts connect metaphysical questions to the field of de-sign, inquiring the possibility of writing the open within the current computational paradigm. Beside formAxioms he is co-founder/partner of reMIX Studio, architectural office in Beijing. His theoretical essays have been published among others by Routledge (UK), dpr-barcelona (Spain), Mimesi (Italy), Riverside Architectural Press (Canada), Monograph-List lab (Italy) and Tsinghua University Press (China). As a researcher he has presented at international symposiums among which the “Postcards from the Anthropocene” (Edinburgh 2107), R.E.D.S at La Sapienza (Rome 2013), and the “Future of Cities Forum” (Beijing 2016). He co-directs design studios of computational speculative narrative and leads a section within Core studio 2 at SUTD (Singapore), he taught at the Landscape Urbanism program at Tsinghua University (Beijing), he was instructor at “Processes of Abstraction” at IFC Central Academy of Fine Arts and lecturer at the Laboratory for Computational Design (Beijing). He has tutored at workshops in China (Beijing, Dalian, Zhengzhou and Changsha) and in India (Surat). He taught at the Architectural Association Visiting School in Beijing (2012) and co-directed a unit at the AAVS in São Paulo (2013). As a practitioner he has won several prizes among which the First Prize and the Grand Prix of the International Competition at the XI Krakow Architecture Triennial (2009). As reMIX studio’s co-
founder/partner his work has been included in many exhibitions, among which the 14th Venice Biennale – “Across Chinese Cities Pavillion”.
Assistant Professor, SUTD
Previously Tracy taught at American University of Sharjah, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and at Washington University where in 2009 he established a fabrication research lab. In 2010 Tracy co- founded Yogiaman Tracy Design, an award winning, experimental firm with projects in Indonesia and the US. Formerly Tracy was a founding partner at Associated Fabrication, a digital millwork shop and consultancy in Brooklyn, NY whose clients include Zaha Hadid Architects, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Chanel, Vito Acconci and MoMA. Profile at https://asd.sutd.edu.sg/people/faculty/kenneth-tracy
Christine Yogiaman directs Yogiaman Tracy Design (yo_cy), a research and design practice that focus on the utilization of digital techniques along with contextual influences to create culturally embedded, affective work in Indonesia. She previously taught as an Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah and Washington University in St Louis, where she coordinated and developed Architecture Graduate Core studios curriculum.
Jason is a Lecturer at SUTD and director of TakahashiLim A + D, a design consultancy based in Singapore.
Jason received a doctorate from ETH Zurich, completing his dissertation under the supervision of Professors Matthias Kohler and Fabio Gramazio, and Dr Robert Aish. He also holds a Master of Engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.
Jason worked previously as a PhD researcher at the Future Cities Lab in the Singapore-ETH centre, and as an architectural designer at BriggsKnowles Architecture + Design in New York City. In addition, Jason has taught at Parsons the New School for Design, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the National University of Singapore.
SUTD Faculty Fellow
Zheng Kai is a Faculty Fellow in the Architecture and Sustainable Design Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He obtained his Doctoral and Bachelor’s degree with 2nd Upper Honors from the University of Singapore. His work investigates how evaporative cooling can be deployed in building design to achieve Thermal Comfort for the Tropics and his interests also lie in how architectural energy systems can work in synergy. Other works also include pandemic resilient architecture and systems to improve Building Wellness and health.