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Question
Disturb
Redefine


Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms & experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world. An integrated spatial-design practice, MOD’s explorations are created amidst a democratic ‘studio-like’ atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space.

We love to question where the inherent potential in contemporary design lies, and then to disturb the ways they are created or perceived – redefining the world around us in relevant and innovative ways, project by project. This, we declare, is real change, not change for the sake of novelty. Fortified with these aspirations, we begin each distinct project anew by seeking to do 2 things – to draw deeply from the context surrounding each project, but also to dream freely so that we might transcend mere reality and convention. Each MOD project endeavours to be delightfully surprising but yet relevant, distinctly local but still globally appealing.

FAST FACTS:
5,675,555    Total sqm designed
702,600       Largest project in sqm
26                Smallest project in sqm
142              Projects designed
120              Projects realised
2004            Year MOD found
116              Award recognitions
741              Media features
33                Cities we’re in
18                Countries we’re from

Headquartered in Singapore and with offices in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur, MOD was declared a "Rising Star of Architecture" by the Monocle Singapore Survey 2010 and "Designer of the Year" by the International Design Awards, USA 2010. Our recent portfolio includes VUE Houhai Beijing Hotel (AHEAD Asia Winner 2018, Modern Decoration Best Hotel 2017), RACE Robotics Laboratory (IIDA USA Global Winner 2018), Macalister Mansion (Gold Key Best Luxury Hotel 2013, IAI Best Design 2015, Asia Pac Property UK Best Small Hotel 2013), COO Sociatel (AHEAD Asia Winner 2017), Durasafe Gallery (Red Dot Best Design 2014), and 100PP Commercial Building (World Architecture Festival Finalist 2015).

Earlier works include the Vanke Qingdao Plaza (150,000 sqm mixed use building; built; masterplan, architecture, landscape, interior design), Ascendas Guangzhou Knowledge City, Vanke Triple V Gallery (IDA 2012 USA Silver), UOL Edge Gallery (World Architecture Festival 2012), Tangs Flagship Store (Best Retail Concept 2013, SG Retail Association), Barcode Office (WAF Barcelona Best Office 2011), BBH Office (President’s Design Award 2008), Zig Zag House, Sho-U Restaurant (Gold Key Award Grand Prize 2007), Leo Burnett Office (Interior Design of the Year 2010, USA), SOHO China Sanlitun condominium, New Majestic Hotel (President’s Design Award 2006) & The Saporiti Italia Luxury Tower (Grand Prize & exhibited at Salone de Mobile Milan 2010).

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Establishing
The
North
Star


At MOD, we provide our clients a service that transcends mere design skills or technical prowess. We prefer to start far upstream by employing design thinking that is both strategic and conceptual, avoiding the immediate impulse for groundless downstream solutions. With each project, our aim is to establish a relevant design “north star” - a central notion and idea potent enough to guide us definitively through the entire design process.

This upstream approach translates into a wide variety of possible downstream design solutions and media — be it architecture or product design, graphics or interior design, even the weaving of diverse disciplines into a single project. As a result, our work is holistic as well as bespoke. We call this entire process North Star Design

NORTH STAR DESIGN

1.      BRAND STRATEGY

2.      MASTERPLAN

3.      ARCHITECTURE

4.      LANDSCAPE

5.      INTERIOR

6.      SIGNAGE

7.      INSTALLATION ART

8.      ART CURATION

9.      PRODUCT

10.    GRAPHIC

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MORE THAN
THE SUM OF
OUR PARTS


We would like to believe that when perceived as a whole, MOD is more than just a sum of its many projects. Survey our diverse range of project genres and design disciplines and you may discover for instance, that our interest in a variety of project genres is largely due to an extreme curiosity for things we’ve never designed before. Also, our inter-disciplinary approach stems from a belief that good upstream design thinking is the mother of all Design, whatever the discipline. So the clearer and cleverer our upstream thinking, the more confidently we wield and weave diverse design disciplines into a single project—see for yourself…

2018

EVEN HOTEL
Taipei, Taiwan
Hospitality
10, 000sqm
Under Design, 2019

HOLBORN LITTLE
MOUNTAIN MIXED USE

Vancouver, Canada
Mixed Use
16,496 sqm
Under Design, 2022

HAINING PAVILION
Haining, China
Hospitality
43 sqm
Under Design, 2019

YTL HEADQUARTERS
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office
3,112 sqm
Under design, 2018

BEIJING WINERY HOTEL
Beijing, China
Hospitality
4,016 sqm
Under Design, 2019

DURASPORT RETAIL STORE
Singapore
Retail
186 sqm
Under Construction, 2019

SING AVENUE RESIDENCE
Singapore
Residence
300 sqm
Under Construction, 2018

ANGULLIA PARK
RESIDENCE
Singapore
Residence
293 sqm
Under Construction, 2018

M SOCIAL NYC
New York, USA
Hospitality
10,000 sqm
Proposed, 2018

M SOCIAL SUNNYVALE
Silicon Valley, USA
Hospitality
13,654 sqm
Proposed, 2018

YTL HEADQUARTERS
TYPICAL OFFICES
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office
1,664 sqm
Under Design, 2018

2017

RACE ROBOTICS
LABORATORY

Singapore
Office
243 sqm
Built, 2017

KYO PROJECT
Tokyo, Japan
Product
Completed, 2017

VUE HOTEL
HOUHAI BEIJING

Beijing, China
Hospitality
10,000 sqm
Built, 2017

VANKE FOREST GALLERY
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
2,292 sqm
Proposed, 2017

TA GLOBAL NOVA
SQUARE RESIDENTIAL
TOWERS

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
186,585 sqm
Under Design, 2019

INDIGO HOTEL,
HANGZHOU

Hangzhou, China
Residential
15,809 sqm
Under Design, 2020

TANGSHAN MASTERPLAN
Tangshan, China
Mixed Use
766, 833 sqm
Completed, 2017

HOLBORN LITTLE
MOUNTAIN GALLERY

Vancouver, Canada
Show Gallery & Suites
895 sqm
Under Design, 2019

MEI KTV
Beijing, China
Hospitality
400 sqm
Built,2018

2016

CHESTER & ELLA
RESIDENCES

Brisbane, Australia
Residential
500 sqm
Under construction, 2018

COO BOUTIQUE
HOSTEL & SOCIATEL

Singapore
Hospitality
752 sqm
Built, 2016

SHANGHAI BFC
RETAIL MALL

Shanghai, China
Retail
21,897 sqm
Proposed, 2016

BATU FERRINGHI
PENANG MASTERPLAN

Penang, Malaysia
Mixed Use
142,968 sqm
Completed, 2016

TA GLOBAL
SALES GALLERY

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
2,100 sqm
Proposed, 2016

UBUD RESORT
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Hospitality
5,715sqm
Proposed, 2016

BANGSAR SOUTH
LIFESTYLE HUB

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mixed Use
126,212 sqm
Proposed, 2016

MAJESTIC THEATRE
Penang, Malaysia
Hospitality
3,220 sqm
Built, 2017

EDELMAN ZENO OFFICES
Singapore
Office
1,501 sqm
Built, 2016

INDIGO HOTEL, ALISHAN
Alishan, Taiwan
Hospitality
12,360 sqm
Under Construction,2020

TRUSYNERGY
Alishan, Taiwan
Product
Under Design, 2019

2015

THE PRESTIGE HOTEL
Penang, Malaysia
Hospitality
11,300 sqm
Under construction, 2019

MOVENPICK RESORT
& SPA

Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Hospitality
71,300 sqm
Under design, 2022

VANKE SHENYANG 2
Shenyang, China
Residential
1,346 sqm
Built, 2015

FLOWER SHOP
Singapore
Retail
26 sqm
Proposed, 2015

JALAN SEMANTAN
HOUSE

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
3,280 sqm
Under design, 2018

ECOWORLD LAYER
GALLERY (BBCC)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
4,650 sqm
Built, 2017

SUNWAY VELOCITY
RESIDENCES

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
2,000 sqm
Built, 2017

ST.MARTIN HOTEL
St Martin, Carribean
Hospitality
2,930 sqm
Under design, 2018

KALININGRAD
CULTURAL CENTRE

Kaliningrad, Russia
Institutional
39,025 sqm
Proposed, 2015

SEJONG DAERO
Seoul, Korea
Institutional
1,088 sqm
Proposed, 2015

MING CHAIR
Singapore
Product
Built, 2015

2014

W RETREAT
PHUKET RESORT

Phuket, Thailand
Hospitality
18,500 sqm
Proposed, 2014

ECOWORLD STACK HQ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office
20,300 sqm
Proposed, 2014

ECOWORLD SHARD HQ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office
20,300 sqm
Proposed, 2014

ECOWORLD FOREST HQ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office
20,300 sqm
Proposed, 2014

ECOWORLD FOLD
GALLERY

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
1,245 sqm
Proposed ,2014

ECOWORLD FLOW
GALLERY

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
1,245 sqm
Built, 2015

ESTETICA RETAIL
PROTOTYPE

Singapore
Branding
330 sqm
Completed, 2014

KERRY CHENGDU
RESIDENCES

Chengdu, China
Residential
532 sqm
Built, 2016

BEIJING ART HOTEL
Beijing, China
Hospitality
30,000 sqm
Proposed, 2014

VUE HOTEL
Beijing, China
Hospitality
10,000 sqm
Built, 2017

KUANTAN MIXED USE
DEVELOPMENT

Kuantan, Malaysia
Mixed use
135,000 sqm
Proposed, 2014

SG HOUSE
Singapore
Institutional
419 sqm
Proposed, 2014

ARCHIFEST PAVILION
Singapore
Institutional
653 sqm
Proposed, 2014

THE MEASURE OF
REFLECTION

Singapore
Product
Built, 2015

ISKANDAR MASTERPLAN
Johor, Malaysia
Mixed use
26,000 sqm
Proposed, 2014

CHALHOUB RETAIL STORE
Dubai
Retail
1,650 sqm
Proposed, 2014

2013

SOUTHVILLE CITY
MASTERPLAN

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mixed Use
422,290 sqm
Completed, 2013

LOKE THYE KEE
RESIDENCES

Penang, Malaysia
Hospitality
633 sqm
Built, 2015

BRDB EMERALD
BAY RESIDENCES

Johor, Malaysia
Residential
173 sqm
Built, 2015

KK MARINA MIXED USE
DEVELOPMENT

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Mixed Use
183,334 sqm
Proposed, 2013

CAPRI BRISBANE HOTEL
Brisbane, Australia
Hospitality
11,900 sqm
Built, 2015

KALLANG WAVE BENCH
Singapore
Product
Built, 2014

2012

FOST ART GALLERY
Singapore
Retail
170 sqm
Built, 2012

LE MERIDIEN YUNNAN
Yunnan, China
Hospitality
3,500 sqm
Proposed, 2012

OCBC CAMPUS
OFFICE BUILDING

Singapore
Institutional
3,000 sqm
Built, 2013

DURASAFE GALLERY
Singapore
Retail
175 sqm
Built, 2012

BRDB E-SERVICES
RESIDENCES

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residential
7,800 sqm
Proposed, 2012

VANKE QINGDAO
MIXED USE
DEVELOPMENT

Qingdao, China
Mixed Use
144,850 sqm
Built, 2016

DUO RESIDENCES
GALLERY

Singapore
Residential
180 sqm
Built, 2013

LUXX NEWHOUSE
OFFICE

Singapore
Office
886 sqm
Built, 2013

KL CHINATOWN HOTEL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hospitality
7,400 sqm
Proposed, 2012

UOL FRACTAL GALLERY
(ST PATRICK’S)

Singapore
Office
1,085 sqm
Built, 2014

UOL FRAME GALLERY
(THOMSON THREE)

Singapore
Residential
930 sqm
Built, 2014

UOL HQ OFFICE
Singapore
Office
230 sqm
Proposed, 2012

2011

ASCENDAS GKC
RESIDENTIAL TOWERS

Guangzhou, China
Residential
166,230 sqm
Under construction, 2019

ASCENDAS GKC MIXED
USE DEVELOPMENT

Guangzhou China
Mixed use
531,000 sqm
Built, 2016

ASCENDAS GKC
TOWNHOUSES

Guangzhou, China
Residential
7,600 sqm
Under construction, 2019

RAIL CORRIDOR
CYCLING EPICENTER

Singapore
Institutional
4,000 sqm
Proposed, 2011

VANKE YAN TAI
DEVELOPMENT

Yantai, China
Mixed use
300,000 sqm
Proposed, 2011

VANKE DONG JIANG
BAY MASTERPLAN

Tianjin, China
Mixed use
105,000 sqm
Proposed, 2011

VANKE TRIPLE V GALLERY
Tianjin, China
Residential
750 sqm
Built, 2011

VANKE SHENYANG
GALLERY

Shenyang, China
Residential
1,000 sqm
Built, 2011

MACALISTER MANSION
Penang, Malaysia
Hospitality
1,700 sqm
Built, 2012

UOL EDGE GALLERY
Singapore
Residential
910 sqm
Built, 2012

TANGS FLAGSHIP STORE
Singapore
Retail
17,090 sqm
Built, 2013

100PP
Singapore
Office

12,600 sqm
Built, 2014

CUSCADEN RESIDENCE
Singapore
Residential
5,000 sqm
Proposed, 2011

GOA BOUTIQUE RESORT
Goa, India
Hospitality
9,000 sqm
Proposed, 2011

CEL FORT ROAD
RESIDENCES (FULCRUM)

Singapore
Residential
6795 sqm
Built, 2012

KVADRAT POUF
Milan, Italy
Product
Completed, 2012

SAPORITI WOOFER
CHAIR

Milan, Italy
Product
Built, 2011

DESIG(N)ATION SERIES
TOTE BAGS

Singapore
Product
Built, 2011

2010

SINGAPORE PAVILION,
SHANGHAI WORLD
EXPO’ 10

Singapore
Institutional
3,000 sqm
Proposed, 2010

KAOHSIUNG
WATERFRONT
MASTERPLAN

Kaoshiung, Taiwan
Institutional
360,000 sqm
Proposed, 2010

THE MARK
INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS PARK

Beijing, China
Office
299,300 sqm
Under Construction, 2020

VANKE QUAYSIDE
RESIDENCES

Tianjin, China
Residential
4,820 sqm
Built, 2013

MINISTRY OF DESIGN
OFFICE

Singapore
Office
315 sqm
Built, 2010

SAPORITI LUXURY TOWER
Milan, Italy
Product
Built, 2010

BUKIT TIMAH RESIDENCE
Singapore
Residential
490 sqm
Built, 2011

THE CAPITOL MIXED USE
DEVELOPMENT
Singapore
Mixed Use
50,000 sqm
Proposed, 2010

SOHO ZHONG
GUAN CUN 2

Beijing, China
Office
10,500 sqm
Built, 2010

SOHO EXCHANGE 2
Shanghai, China
Office
530 sqm
Built, 2010

BBH2
Singapore
Office
1,050 sqm
Built, 2010

SOHO SHANGHAI BUND
Shanghai, China
Office
25,000 sqm
Proposed, 2010

ORCHARD RESIDENCE
Singapore
Residential
120 sqm
Built, 2011

YUNHE MASTERPLAN
Yunhe, China
Mixed use
702,600 sqm
Proposed, 2010

TANGS BRAND BIBLE
Singapore
Branding
17,090 sqm
Completed, 2010

ERASER
Singapore
Product
Built, 2010

RACE CLUB
Bintan, Indonesia
Hospitality
11,500 sqm
Proposed, 2010

2009

HYATT HOTEL
Korea
Hospitality
26,375 sqm
Proposed, 2009

W HOTEL BANGKOK
Bangkok, Thailand
Hospitality
1,500 sqm
Proposed, 2009

THE CLUB HOTEL
Singapore
Hospitality
1,930 sqm
Built, 2010

FACE TO FACE OFFICE
Singapore
Office
500 sqm
Built, 2009

ASHLEY ISHAM
MANDARIN GALLERY

Singapore
Retail
100 sqm
Built, 2010

ADMC PAVILION
Dubai
Hospitality
300 sqm
Built, 2009

LEO BURNETT OFFICE
Singapore
Office
1,280 sqm
Built, 2009

PROLOGUE BOOKSTORE
Singapore
Retail
1,500 sqm
Built, 2009

LOUIS VUITTON EYE
Singapore
Product
Proposed, 2009

BEIJING ONE MIXED USE
DEVELOPMENT

Beijing, China
Mixed Use
279,600 sqm
Under Construction, 2018

SOHO EXCHANGE
Shanghai, China
Office
530 sqm
Built, 2009

WOW SAMUI RESORT
Koh Samui, Thailand
Hospitality
17,600 sqm
Proposed

SOHO BEIJING
RESIDENCES

Beijing, China
Residential
55,000 sqm
Built, 2009

2008

BBH OFFICE IN A
WAREHOUSE

Singapore
Office
1,050 sqm
Built, 2008

SHANGHAI BOUTIQUE
HOTEL

Shanghai, China
Hospitality
12,000 sqm
Proposed, 2008

SOHO QIANMEN
SHOW GALLERY

Beijing, China
Office
1,500 sqm
Built, 2008

ASHLEY ISHAM
FULLERTON HOTEL

Singapore
Retail
60 sqm
Built, 2008

NEW BRIDGE OFFICE
Singapore
Office
990 sqm
Proposed, 2008

CLIFFORD PIER
LUXURY RETAIL

Singapore
Retail
4,000 sqm
Proposed, 2008

SENTOSA COVE
RESIDENCE

Singapore
Residential
700 sqm
Proposed, 2008

PROJECT GENESIS OFFICE
Singapore
Office
260 sqm
Built, 2008

CONCEPT LUXURY HOTEL
Dubai
Branding
65 sqm
Completed, 2008

VILLAS AT KOH SAMUI
Koh Samui, Thailand
Residential
3,095 sqm
Proposed, 2008

AKA KOH TAEN RESORT
Koh Samui, Thailand
Residential
17,600 sqm
Proposed

RESIDENCE FOR
AN ACTRESS

Beijing, China
Residential
1,560 sqm
Proposed, 2008

SOHO CHAO YANG MEN
Beijing, China
Mixed use
17,250 sqm
Built, 2010

DUBAI GENTLEMEN’S
CLUB

Dubai
Hospitality
1,500 sqm
Proposed, 2008

SOHO BEIJING RESIDENCE
Beijing, China
Residential
790 sqm
Built, 2009

SOHO ZHONG
GUAN CUN

Beijing, China
Office
10,500 sqm
Built, 2009

2007

ONTARIO RESIDENCE
Singapore
Residential
420 sqm
Built, 2009

SOHO SANLITUN
CONDOMINIUM

Beijing, China
Residential
71,000 sqm
Built, 2010

CAPITALAND CLIMB
AT SENTOSA

Singapore
Office
700 sqm
Built, 2007

CONCEPT JEWELLERY
BOUTIQUE

Singapore
Retail
65 sqm
Proposed, 2007

LEONIE HILL APARTMENT
Singapore
Residential
300 sqm
Built, 2007

SHO U RESTAURANT
Singapore
Hospitality
300 sqm
Built, 2007

CAPITALAND OFFICE
Singapore
Office
260 sqm
Built, 2007

COMMUNE RESIDENCES
Beijing, China
Residential
680 sqm
Built, 2007

VILLAS BY THE SEA
Indonesia
Hospitality
200 sqm
Proposed, 2007

VILLAS IN THE FOREST
Indonesia
Hospitality
160 sqm
Proposed, 2007

ROOFTOP BAR
Singapore
Hospitality
1,500 sqm
Proposed

LOH APARTMENT
Singapore
Residential
130 sqm
Built, 2007

2006

KENKO SPA AT
VIVOCITY

Singapore
Hospitaity
110 sqm
Built, 2006

ROYAL CHINA
RESTAURANT

Singapore
Hospitality
400 sqm
Built, 2007

SINGAPORE NATIONAL
ART GALLERY
COMPETITION

Singapore
Institutional
100,000 sqm
Proposed, 2006

SCAPE PARK
COMPETITION

Singapore
Institutional
10,000 sqm
Proposed, 2006

TIFFIN CLUB
Singapore
Hospitality
90 sqm
Built, 2006

ACTUALLY BOUTIQUE
Singapore
Retail
100 sqm
Built, 2006

KOH APARTMENT
Singapore
Residential
130 sqm
Built, 2006

ZIG ZAG HOUSE
Singapore
Residential
600 sqm
Built, 2009

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WHEN
PATRONS
BECOME
PARTNERS


We produce our very best designs when our clients are as keen as we are to transcend mere “patronage” to become real “partners”. As partners in crime, we blaze new design trails together and stare convention in the face, suspicious of its cloying familiarity.

Bolstered by the faith that there must be more to be discovered beyond, our partners cover the gamut of fellow design junkies from established multi-national developers to virgin boutique hotel owners. A single passion binds us - to question, disturb and redefine the experiences which surround us.

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Selected
List of Clients:


Marriott International

TA Global Berhad

Holborn Holdings Ltd

Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collections

UOL Group Limited

Vanke

SOHO China

Ascendas

1919 Global Sdn Bhd

PP Asia Sdn Bhd

CEL Development

Starwood

Hyatt

BBH

Leo Burnett

OCBC Bank

C.K. Tang Ltd

Fost Pte Ltd

BRDB Sdn Bhd

Sunway Integrated Properties Sdn Bhd

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COLIN
SEAH


“I have always believed in the power of experiences to transform—the banal into the poetic, the everyday into the sublime. My work seeks to create such experiences by redefining and distilling the elements of Place, Ritual & Perception to its core—I term this approach Essentialism."

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DIRECTOR OF DESIGN

Architecturally trained in the US & licensed in Singapore, Colin Seah honed his sensibilities working for the likes of Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind. He also spent 4 years at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture researching design pedagogy and serving as design critic.

As MOD’s Founder & Director of Design, Colin has been named Designer of the Year by International Design Awards USA 2010, and is a two-time recipient of Singapore’s highest design accolade, the President’s Design Award. He is also a two-time Grand Prize Winner of the Gold Key Award, the highest international hospitality accolade, named Hong Kong Perspective’s ’40 under 40 architects’ and Marcus Corporation Foundation Prize 2007 ‘emerging architect with potential for greatness’. Recognized as ”Rising Star in Architecture” by Monocle, Colin Seah has been invited by the Singapore Tourism Board to redefine Singapore as a destination for 2020 and beyond.

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2017

Speaker
Asia Young Designer Learning Programme, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Panelist
Singaplural Conference, Singapore

Judge
Furniture Design Award, Singapore Furniture Industries Council

2016

Speaker
Singapore Design Week, Innovation by Design Conference, Singapore

Speaker
Maison & Objet Asia Conference, Singapore

Speaker
Imaginarium Guest Lecture by DBS Bank, Singapore

Speaker
Singapore Institute of Architects Designer Series, Singapore

Judge
Salon Design Awards, Ukraine

Judge
Furniture Design Award, Singapore Furniture Industries Council

Speaker
C Foundation Design Forum, Shanghai

Speaker
Singapore Polytechnic Guest Lecture, Singapore

2015

SG50 Permanent Exhibition, National Design Center
New Majestic Hotel

Creative Council Member
Diageo Lifestyle

Keynote Speaker
Design Speaks Conference, Sydney

Keynote Speaker
Taipei Association of Interior Designers Design Forum, Taipei

Keynote Speaker
Asia Pacific Hotel Design Annual Conference, Xi’an, China

Keynote Speaker
Hong Kong Interior Design Association’s Master Talk, Hong Kong

Judge
Furniture Design Award, Singapore Furniture Industries Council

Judge & Speaker
World Architecture Festival 2015, Singapore

2014

Red Dot Design Award 2014, Germany
Durasafe Retail Gallery

Speaker
Datum 2014, KL,
(Organized by Malaysian Institute of Architects)

Maison & Objet 2014, Singapore

Industry+ Forum 2014, Singapore

Knowledge of Design Week 2014, Hong Kong
(Organized by HK Design Centre)

Design Inn, Hospitality Conference 2014, Sydney

The Still Point 2014, Hong Kong

Judge
Singapore Furniture and Industrial Design 2014

Judge & Speaker
World Architecture Festival 2014, Singapore

2013

Judge & Keynote Speaker
Taipei international Design Conference, Taipei, 2013

Keynote Speaker
Archifest 2013, Singapore, 2013

Judge & Speaker
World Architecture Festival 2013, Singapore, 2013

Speaker
Asia Design Forum Roulette, Kuala Lumpur, 2013

Outstanding Chinese Designer of the Year
IAI Awards (Interior Design Confederation), Shanghai 2012

Wave of the Future Award Winner
Hospitality Design (NYC) Next Gen Awards and Conference, Chicago, 2013 

2012

Designer of the Year, Shortlisted
President's Design Award,
Singapore 2012

Art installation designer
SPACE x Cubes
Earth Day Installation

W Insider
W Hotel Singapore
Sentosa Cove

Speaker
Asia Office Space Congress 2012

Design Judge
World Architecture Festival 2012
London & Singapore

Top 10 Asia Pacific Designers
IAI Design Awards, Shanghai 2012

2011

Designer of the Year,
International Design Awards USA, 2010

Speaker,
National Heritage Board Conference
The Business of Heritage
Conference 2011

Design Superheroes,
Film Feature in Channel News Asia
Documentary

Keynote Speaker,
Australian Design Conference
DesignEx 2011, Melbourne

Member of Steering Committee,
Audi Fashion Festival 2011

2010

Designer of the Year,
International Design Awards USA, 2010

Gold Prize, Multi-Disciplinary Design — Face to Face
Singapore Design Awards 2010

Guest Speaker at Public Lecture "Question, Disturb, Redefine"
Singapore Designers' Series 2010

"Sometimes, you can't help biting the hand that feeds"
Made for Sam, Exhibition in Singapore Art Museum 2010

Keynote Speaker at Design Forum
Guzhou Design Week, China 2010

Winner of 2 Gold Awards — Face to Face, The Club
Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2010 

2009

Rising Star in Architecture,
Monocle Magazine, UK

Member,
Singapore Tourism Board Lifestyle Tourism Taskforce 2020

Singapore Architects Journal Publications Committee 2009

Design Judge,
Perspective Design Awards 2009

Grand Prize Winner,
Saporiti Italia Luxury Tower Design Competition 2009

2008

Winner,
Gold Award for Design Excellence
Interior Design Confederation of Singapore

Architect with Excellence
Perspective, Hong Kong, 40 under 40 awards

Finalist,
Contractworld Award 2009
Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design 2008

Winner,
Best Design—
BBH Office in a Warehouse
President's Design Award

2007

Winner,
Interior Design of the Year
International Design Awards 2007

Grand Prize Winner,
Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design 2007

Finalist, 
Frame The-Great-Indoors Award 2007
Design for Asia Award 2007

Nominee,
The Marcus Corporation
Foundation Prize 2007
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Black Collar Man of the Year 2007
Arena + Louis Vuitton 

2006

Winner,
Best Design —New Majestic Hotel
President's Design Award, Singapore

Winner,
Gold Award of Design Excellence
Interior Design Confederation of Singapore 

1999 - 2004

Founder & Director of Design,
Ministry of Design Pte Ltd

Senior Tutor,
Department of Architecture
National University of Singapore

B.Arch Cum Laude,
Graduating Senior Award
University of Arizona

Architect,
R L Binder Architects & Planners, L.A

1994 - 1998

Architectural Intern,
OMA, Rotterdam
Studio Libeskind, Berlin.
Photographer,
Fashion & Architecture.

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We started with 1, and now we are 3. 

Colin Seah founded MOD and is the Director of Design. As MOD's original design junkie, Colin is a licensed Architect but really an artist at heart! He spends his time presenting MOD to the world by directing our entire body of design work and also through a regular line up of speaking engagements. 

Joy Chan Seah is the Director of Business Development. Formerly working for a consulting firm, Joy now uses her corporate business background to anchor MOD, keeping our chaotic design universe in check with her spreadsheets and PR kits. 

David Tan is the Director of Projects. He may be the newest addition to this trio, but David has sown his “design oats” in a number of internationally renowned architectural practices and seen through a variety of complex projects the world over. He now oversees MOD's project development and implementation.

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Part Studio
Part Support
Group


The MOD team is passionate about lyrical Johnny Cash music videos, cups of caffeinated coffee or coke, defying gravity rock climbing, anything Muji, sweating through hot yoga, cruising on winding back roads, partying all night & through the morning, ping pong face-offs, celebrating birthdays with way too much cake, absolutely everything Apple, our families who are close by our sides or far away but in our hearts, calming matcha tea, enigmatic Peter Greenaway movies, taking pseudo family portraits, globetrotting anywhere & everywhere, monochromatic dressing, polka dots, installation art we can only dream of owning, and yes, a life-long addiction to Design...

We are Design Junkies who also happen to be Interior Architects, Visualisers, Architects, Office managers, Interior Designers, Technical Experts, Project Managers, Business Directors, Graphic Designers and whether we come for a season or stay for many moons, WE ARE MOD.

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