Melvin Tan

President, Singapore Institute of Architects, Founding Partner & Deputy Managing Director, LAUD Architects

Melvin Tan

Melvin is the President of the Singapore Institute of Architects, 63rd Council and the Deputy Managing Director and founding partner of LAUD Architects Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based practice established in 2004.

LAUD Architects is a design-centric boutique practice, recognised at the SIA Design Awards, HDB Design Awards, Finalists in World Architecture Festival and most notably President Design Awards for their projects, Sparkletots by PCF (2020) and DECK (2015).

In 2017, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore chose Melvin as one of the “20-under-45” recipients, selecting him as one of twenty prominent architects under the age of 45.  

He has served in many capacities such as World Architecture Festival Judge, Jury panel for design awards both locally and abroad, Housing Development Board Architectural Design Panel and on the Design Singapore Advisory Board.  He also sits on the Board of Architects (Singapore) in his capacity as SIA president.

Melvin was the Lead Curator for the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2023.

Melvin is married and father of two teenage daughters and serves as the Chairperson of his church board.

His myriad of interests including both digital and analogue photography, playing the acoustic guitar and bass in his church worship band.

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