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Kok Kian Tew

Kok Kian Tew

Singapore, SG

 

About 

I am passionate about architecture, art, food, sports and life.  I grew up in Malaysia before pursuing Architecture in the United Kingdom. I consider myself as an east-west hybrid and a  ‘nature-tech’  lover. I have spent three months in Bornean jungle design/building a bespoke powerhouse with a team of  architecture students. I have also spent two good years at the Bartlett exploring architecture through interactive design and installation before gaining some invaluable project running experience in a small and design oriented practice in Singapore for the past 2 and a half years.   I am outspoken and expressive at times. I see myself as an excellent team member, which I believe it is a result of meta-thinking: A constant thinking about our thinking and others’ thinking, especially in design process.     

Employment 

Red Bean Architects, Singapore, SG, Architectural Assistant

Managing small and medium scale residential and institutional projects, facing clients/end users and coordinating design & technical decisions with consultants, engineers, project managers and contractors. Working in both AutoCad and Rhino across all projects. Designing across all phases, from concept design till construction documentation. Having successfully completed two high-end residential in one and a half years and gaining great experience and knowledge on building codes and authority submission. Taking lead on competitions occasionally in the office with good skills in Maxwell Rendering.

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
 

Education 

University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, Architecture

Unit 14 - Interactive Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
 

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Cardiff, GB, BArch, Architectural Studies

Sustainable Design
Place Making and Making Place
Sense of Place/ Genius Loci

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
 

Awards 

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