Chief Executive Officer Seah Chee Huang
Mr Seah Chee Huang has always been captivated by how architecture, when driven by clear purpose, can be a powerful vehicle to effect positive changes and enrich the everyday life of its community. He holds that architecture can be harnessed to synthesise and make sense of these varied dynamics to create more coherent environments and cohesive communities. These design values are reflected throughout his works, especially in community and sports developments.
With more than 15 years of experience under his belt, Chee Huang was one of the lead architects for the Singapore Sports Hub project, a large-scale integrated sports, recreation and lifestyle development. He has also led two prominent community and sports projects: Our Tampines Hub and Sembawang Sports & Community Hub. Both are integrated community, sports, civic, cultural and commercial lifestyle complexes in Singapore, where he is heavily involved in grassroots and resident’s engagement. Chee Huang also heads the firm’s designGROUP, focusing on enhancing design competency office-wide while championing various CSR efforts in Singapore such as Project Bus Stop; GoodLife! Makan, an Elder Care Centre in Marine Terrace; and Heartware Network, a youth charity co-lab workplace.
As CEO, Chee Huang’s design and executive leadership are guided by DP’s core principals in Design and Partnership. His primary goal is to deepen DP’s value proposition to both client and community it designs for as well as to re-energise the firm’s design agenda of purposeful architecture that responds to the climate crisis and socio-economic needs of its time with evidence-based, circular and healthier design outcomes. To do so, he leads the strategic growth of the 54-year-old architecture practice and its eight specialist companies towards reinforcing its core competencies, synergising its inter-disciplinary approach, elevating the quality of design and delivery through integrated digital platforms and expounding DP’s repertoire of building typologies.
An active member of the architecture community, Mr Seah sits on the council of the Singapore Institute of Architects since 2010; he was elected as its president from 2018 to 2020, during which he led the development of the Industry Transformation Map for the architecture profession. An enthusiast in the academic realm, he has been an adjunct design tutor for the third-year Bachelor of Architecture design studios in the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (NUS) since 2006.