2018 judges

Colin Seah

Singapore-based Colin Seah is Ministry of Design’s founder and director of design.Seah trained as an architect in the US and honed his skills working for the architects such as Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind. He later spent four years as a design critic and researching design pedagogy at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture.

As Ministry of Design’s founder and director of design, Seah has led over 100 projects internationally. The studio’s projects include Vue Hotel Houhai Beijing, Vanke Triple V Gallery, UOL Edge Gallery, Tangs Flagship Store, Zig Zag House and RACE Robotics Lab.

In 2010, Colin was named Designer of the Year by International Design Awards USA and recognised as a Rising Star in Architecture by Monocle. Seah is a two-time recipient of Singapore’s President’s Design Award, and has been invited by the Singapore Tourism Board to redefine Singapore as a destination for 2020 and beyond.

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