20 May '11, 1pm

(TODAY) Develop talent in architecture: Mah Bow Tan

SINGAPORE - He sees "immense opportunities for Singapore architecture not just in Singapore but in the region and abroad" in the future and urged investment in the profession to develop talents. In his last speech as Minister of National Development yesterday night at the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) 50th annual dinner and dance, Mr Mah Bow Tan outlined his vision for Singapore architects. He spelt out three key strategies to develop the industry: nurturing local talent, innovation in architectural design and branding Singapore architecture. On nurturing local architectural talent, Mr Mah said it means raising the profile of architecture as a career by working with universities and polytechnics to attract young Singaporeans into the profession. For instance, he said aspiring architects now have one more degree option to develop their talent in architecture. Mr M...

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