Dr Chong Keng Hua is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He is the Principal Investigator of Social Urban Research Group (SURGE) and a founding member of SUTD Opportunity Lab (O-Lab). He is also the partner of COLOURS: Collectively Ours LLP, a social enterprise specializing in collaborative public space design.
Graduated with a PhD in Architecture from National University of Singapore (NUS), Dr Chong has been a visiting faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Zhejiang University (ZJU). He is the co-author of the book Form-making in Traditional Chinese Architecture. Building on his expertise in cultural-spatial cognition, he is currently researching on people-environment interactions from historical to contemporary contexts, investigating social urban sustainability particularly creative aging urbanism and participatory community design, while leading community design projects across Asia.
Besides education, research, and design practice, Dr Chong is also an active volunteer. He is the co-founder and executive committee member of an NGO – ReallyArchitecture (re:ACT) – since 2006, and curator of ‘Hub-to-Hub’ urban intervention project in 2011. He has served in various organizations including Singapore Institute of Architect (SIA) as organizer of Archifest, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architect (SILA) as jury of Singapore Landscape Architecture Award, and was recently appointed by the Singapore government as member of Steering Committee overseeing the development of Jurong Lake District.