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Ozetecture Masterclass Australia

In September 2015, 20 students from the Diploma in Architecture attended an International Masterclass at Pittwater, Australia. During the trip, students were mentored by the award winning architects Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury, Fergus Scott as well as the previous Dean of Faculty of Architecture at Newcastle University, Lindsay Johnston.


The 5-day Masterclass hosted at Pittwater YHA immersed students in nature with its panoramic views and green trails - a contrast to the concrete jungle of Singapore.


Students were tasked to design a place for contemplation. The group was split into teams to research the land and develop ideas whilst receiving valuable feedback by the Masters. Lectures were held at sundown by the fireplace, teaching students about aboriginal traditions in Australia as well as insightful sustainable strategies they had developed and tested themselves.


Stepping away from technology and doing everything by hand was a challenge but enriching nonetheless. Students were encouraged to study the place through hand drawings, allowing them to observe points about nature that they had not noticed before. The total immersion within the woods enhanced the students’ sensibilities towards a responsible response to nature.

A final critique by the Masters marked the end of the Masterclass.

After the masterclass, students left Pittwater and made their way to Sydney, visiting built works by Peter Stutchbury as well as his very own architecture studio along the way. This opened a window into the workings of an award winning studio and allowed students to see first-hand prize winning projects.

Nearing the end of the trip, students were given a tour of Sydney Opera House and had opportunities to explore the streets of Sydney before their return to Singapore.

Inspired and empowered, the students agree that this trip was invaluable to their journey into Architecture.




News & Announcements

DEPM partnered with SACEOS to host PCMA - 1 Feb 17

DEPM partnered with SACEOS to host PCMA Convening Leaders first broadcast in Asia.

DEPM Team Present Winning Proposal - 27 Jan 2017

DEPM Team Travels to Austin Texas to Present Winning Proposal

6th Green Challenge Competition 2017 - 24 Jan 2017

DEWT students wins Gold award in the 6th Green Challenge Competition 2017.

DLA Visit to Gardens By the Bay – 13 Jan 2017

DLA toured the facilities and also learned about the installation and maintenance for the Splashpad water-play feature in the garden

DLA Visit to CPG and HDB – 13 Jan 2017

DLA final year students visited to CPG and HDB to interact with landscape professionals and raise their awareness of their future job scopes

DLA Visit to Dawson Estate - 8 Dec 2016

DLA Year 3 students were given a rare site show-round by our Advisory Committee Member Ms Tay Bee Choo, Deputy Director (Landscape Implementation Section) Housing Development Board on 18th October 2016

MICE Destination Marketing Contest, Taiwan - 4 Oct 2016

Students from DEPM won awards at Taiwan in MICE Destination Marketing Contest 2016

DLA Collaboration with URA - 27 Sept 16

34 DLA Final Year students collaborated with URA for their Final Year Project at Spottiswoode Park

Get Together @ Tampines Green - 26 Sept 16

Tampines Greenwood Get-Together is a one-day event planned by 2nd year DEPM students which was initiated by HDB on 24 Oct 2016

Anti Drug Abuse 2016 - 26 Sept 16

A group of DEPM 2nd year students help to plan and execute Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign oraganised by NCADA and CNB on 25 - 26 June 2016.

ISMRM Closing Dinner - 5 Sept 2016

DEPM second year cohort's real-life learning experience - ISMRM Closing Dinner

Landscape Design Challenge 2016 - 23 Aug 2016

Students from DLA wins 2 of 3 prizes in the Landscape Design Challenge 2016

Site Visit to Tuas Incineration Plant - 23 Aug 2016

Year 2 year students from Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management (DHLFM) paid a visit to Tuas Waste-Energy Incineration Plant.

Cool Ideas for Better HDB Living 2015/16 Competition - 2 Aug 2016

Students from DCEB wins 2nd prize and The Most Popular Design Award in the "Cool Ideas for Better HDB Living 2015/16" Competition for Higher Education.

OCIP to Ben Tre, Vietnam - 27 July 2016

25 students and 2 staffs from School of Architecture & the Built Environment set out on an Overseas Community Involvement Project trip to Ben Tre, Vietnam.