Soo Chan is the founding principal and design director of SCDA, a design studio seamlessly integrating architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and product design to create holistic spatial experiences. SCDA has offices in Singapore, Shanghai and New York. The firm has designed in over 70 locations across Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania and North America.
Soo is the recipient of three Royal Institute of British Architects International prizes, the President’s Design Award, the SIA-Getz Prize for Emerging Architecture, and nine Chicago Athenaeum awards. SCDA and its projects have been published in international journals and periodicals, and were presented at the Venice Biennale.
Soo Chan obtained his Master of Architecture degree at Yale and his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University. In addition to his design practice, he is a Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore and has taught and lectured at several international architecture schools, including National University of Singapore as the Professor in Practice and Syracuse University in the USA as a visiting professor. He has lectured at Tamsui University, Taiwan; University of Paris, France; Notre Dame University; and Nanjing University, China.
The American Architecture Award Yearbook
All the selected award-winning projects for the nation's highest public awards
The American Architecture Awards yearbook for 2018 reflects the changing state of global architecture and reveal new design directions by today’s foremost practitioners.