Dr. Tan Beng Kiang holds a Doctoral degree from Harvard University, Master of Architecture from UCLA and Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from National University of Singapore. She is a registered architect with rich experience in both the public and private sectors. She was the former Deputy Head of the Architecture Department, Year 4 leader and Leader of the Community and Housing Design Section. She served as a council member of the Singapore Institute of Architects and currently sits on various technical and advisory committees. She is a recipient of ten design and teaching awards.
As a strong advocate of participatory community design, she led community centric Design Studio projects in Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand. Her teaching and research interests are in Participatory Community Design & Planning, Service Learning, Community Development, Design for Aging, Social and Environmental Sustainable Housing and Learning Environments. She is an active conference speaker and reviewer. Her publications are in journals, books and conference proceedings.
TAN Beng Kiang
Department of Architecture
School of Design and Environment
National University of Singapore