28 Nov '11, 5am

See the #architectural works of Mr Sonny Chan, one of the Designers of the Year, President's Design Award 2011.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR | CHAN SAU YAN SONNY Hear what the designer has to say about design here . Mr Chan went to boarding school in England when he was 15. His interest in architecture as a profession was influenced by his two cousins who were studying the course. “Their design started from a blank sheet of paper, which I found emotively stirring,” he explains. “And at the same time, it meant I could leave boarding school two years ahead by enrolling in the Northern Polytechnic in London.” Upon graduation in 1963, he applied to the Architectural Association School of Architecture for the course in Tropical Studies. He said: “As with my generation, we were caught up with the fervour of gaining independence from the British colonial government and the desire to return home to practise, so the course was relevant as its emphasis was on designing for the climate in the tropical...

Full article: http://www.designsingapore.org/pda_public/gallery.aspx?si...

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