P*DA Shares: In Conversation with Angelene Chan CEO of DP Architects

In Conversation with: Angelene Chan, CEO of DP Architects

The President’s Design Award team would like to warmly congratulate one of our alumni, Ms Angelene Chan, on her recent accolade “Her World Woman of the Year”, awarded by women’s magazine Her World in 2017. Angelene Chan was recognised to her outstanding achievements to Singapore's most recognizable landscapes such as Resort World Sentosa, Wisma Atria and the Singapore Flyer. Moreover, her achievements have contributed largely to public service.

Angelene is the Chief Executive of DP Architects, an influential architectural firm shaping the urban landscape of Singapore with 1,300 employees and 15 offices worldwide.


In her 27 years with the company, Angelene led the successful completion of numerous notable projects that has put both DP and Singapore on the world map, such as the Dubai Mall, Resorts World Sentosa and Wisma Atria.

Angelene has won multiple design awards including the DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority’s own President’s Design Award (PDA). She headed two PDA (Design of the Year) winning projects: Republic Polytechnic (a collaboration with Fumihiko Maki) in 2009 and later for Sunray Woodcraft Construction Headquarters in 2015.

We interviewed Angelene about her decision to develop a career in the design field, her professional experiences prior to joining DP Architects, her upcoming key projects, her love for her career and architectural design and more!

Here’s an opportunity to get to know this trailblazer personally, for she also reveals answers to personal questions like how she spends her free time or a typical weekend. Click here to read the full interview


Hans Tan


Founder, Hans Tan Studio; and Assistant Professor, Division of Industrial Design,
National University of Singapore
Hans Tan Studio