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The President*s Design Award (P*DA) X Education & Career Series offers tertiary students, fresh graduates and professionals an up-close and personal opportunity to dialogue with the recipients of Singapore’s highest design accolade.

In this third edition, hear first-hand from the spatial and interior designers behind Park + Associates, Lekker Architects and Ministry of Design, on how they kick-started their design careers and how you can plan for yours. Discover the in-demand skills you should develop to stay relevant in response to evolving trends, and the role design plays in creating impact and improving lives.

Find out their secret to designing human-centric spaces, and ask them anything from what it takes to become a great designer to how to make an impact in your spatial design career.

Join us and be inspired to create a better world by design!

Register now on EVENTBRITE.


Are you a student or fresh graduate with no more than 3 years of working experience in the spatial and interior design industry, and looking for advice and feedback on your portfolio?

If so, here is your change to consult with the designers in Part 2 of the edition, an exclusive group portfolio clinic on Friday, 11 Nov 2022, 10am-2pm. If you are interested, please fill up the form (https://bit.ly/pdaportfolioclinic) and we will follow up with more details.t

Kindly note that attendance of the webinar from Part 1 is required in order to proceed to the portfolio clinic. Limited to the first 12 eligible participants.

Post-Event Recap

The event on EventBrite has closed, but you can still watch the webinar here!


Here are the key takeaways shared by some of our attendees, who won themselves an exclusive Singapore Design Week (SDW) tee-shirt and a copy of the P*DA 2020 Publication!

“My greatest takeaway would be the interesting stories each designer shared. It was eye-opening to see their journey and it helps a lot for a student like me because it really reassures me for what I have in store for myself in the future. I also found the discussion of sustainable and future design very insightful.”
– Goh Li Ying, NYP student

“The difference between interior and spatial was something interesting. There is always this misconception between interior and spatial design. But I like how the panels answered them, where interior is beautifying the space while spatial considers the user aspects as well.”
– Chen Wanjun, NAFA student

“Design encompasses much more than designing for practicality and aesthetics. There are many environments in our daily lives that could potentially be constantly provoking pre-conceived conventions, and the role of the designer is to take a look holistically and bring the best experience possible for the user.”
– Firstian Fushada, NAFA student


50 students from 5 diploma programmes in the spatial and interior design discipline from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic participated in the Portfolio Clinic, helmed by the 4 designers featured in the webinar.

The students had the opportunity to get personalised feedback on their portfolios while learning from their peers in a group setting. They also went on a tour of the National Design Centre and its various programmes, conducted by Indie Singapore!



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