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NUS School of Design & Environment wins prestigious international award for adaptive reuse project in Unbuilt category

May 9, 2021

The National University of Singapore’s (NUS)SDE 1&3 adaptive reuse project has been honoured with the 2020 Merit Award by The American Institute of Architects, New York State (AIANYS) for the Unbuilt category. The ongoing renovation reinvents the strength and legacy of a 1970s institutional building on the NUS campus to accommodate a net-zero energy, high-comfort academic environment of the future. Designed by SDE Special Projects, Vice Dean Erik L’Heureux FAIA, and in collaboration with CPG Consultants, the creative process harnessed in-house Research by Design expertise bringing academic research outcomes into spatial life.

The completed project will serve as a scaffold for learning, teaching, and research for the 21st century, to inspire upcoming generations in design and sustainability in the region. Established in 1968, the AIANYS Design Awards recognises meritorious projects by New York State-licensed architects under several categories ranging from Institutional, Urban Planning/ Design; including Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation, Interiors, Residential, Unbuilt and Pro Bono projects. SDE 1&3 joins this reputable lineage of international projects that showcase architectural excellence, transforming the profession and the built environment.

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