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Chairman Angelene Chan

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We must have courage and patience; we need not fear as we have the strengths and beating hearts of many passionate individuals to make change happen.

There are two things that Ms Angelene Chan, Chairman of DP Architects, holds close to her heart – Design and People. Tapping into her innate ability to balance practical requirements of a brief and invigorate the local context in her designs, Angelene has built an impressive portfolio of works showcasing authentic and purposeful architecture that fulfils the needs of the users and community.

She received recognition for her design verve in 2010 when she was listed as one of Singapore’s 20 leading architects under the age of 45 by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. In 2015, she was conferred the President’s Design Award (P*DA) for her design of Sunray Woodcraft Construction Headquarters. And in 2018, she was named P*DA Designer of the Year by President Halimah Yacob, Singapore’s highest design accolade. Among her portfolio of works are award-winning projects that she spearheaded. These include The Dubai Mall, Resorts World Sentosa and the transformation of Wisma Atria shopping mall along Orchard Road.

During her term as CEO (Jan 2016–Jan 2021), Angelene steered the firm in strategic growth towards greater international presence, and higher design and service delivery benchmarks through increased specialisation in architecture-related disciplines and use of technology. As Chairman, she continues in this work, ensuring that DP’s strategic roadmap aligns with the growth of DP’s global and specialist offices to meet the firm’s vision and goals.

An active contributor to the profession and building industry, Angelene sits on Singapore’s Board of Architects, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Professional Engineers Board, and Sentosa Development Corporation Board. She is also the Chairman of URA Design Advisory Committee and the Vice-Chairman of Dover Park Hospice.