Mr Tan Szue Hann

Head, Sustainability
Surbana Jurong

Tan Szue Hann is Singapore’s 2015-16 Young Green Architect of the Year, awarded by BCA and SGBC. He is Head of Sustainability at homegrown infrastructure and building consultancy Surbana Jurong. He is also a Registered Architect with the Board of Architects, Singapore, and a Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects, and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee. Szue Hann is also a member of the BCA Young Leaders Programme, and a Board Member at the Singapore Green Building Council.

Szue Hann graduated with a Master of Architecture and a BA Arch (First Class Honours) from NUS, completing his Masters at UCLA on a visiting scholarship. On graduation, he was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Medal, and the Board of Architects Prize and Medal.

Szue Hann has also been an invited reviewer at the key architecture institutions in Singapore, including NUS, SUTD and SP, and a speaker at several local and international conferences. In 2016, he was appointed a World Cities Summit Young Leader by the Ministry of National Development, and elected as the Chairman of the ARCAsia Committee for Young Architects.

His work with Surbana Jurong is in sustainable and smart urban environments in Singapore and the region, having completed recently-launched BCA SkyLab, a state-of-the-art rotatable test bed for future smart and sustainable building technologies. He is also working on planning a cycling city in Singapore, and greening new and mature housing estates. He believes that projects can be driven by sustainability, along with value, innovation and passion – supplemented with new technologies.

Title: Value Addition in Developments through Sustainable and Smart Innovation

The talk addresses how, through a series of case studies, Sustainable and Smart strategies can reap environmental and economic savings in developments and cities. It also looks at how innovative sustainable technologies, when integrated into planning, architecture and engineering, further adds value to buildings and master plans, including housing.