M(Arch) NUS | BOA | MSIA
Jonathan is a registered architect and member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). He received his Master of Architecture Degree from the National University of Singapore.
His work experience includes working in renowned homegrown firms, allowing him to be involved in award-winning projects such as Mont Timah, a cluster housing project by CSYA which won the PAM and SIA design awards in 2011 and Kampong Siglap Mosque by Teh Joo Heng Architects which won the PAM design awards in 2013.
He is more widely known for leading an initiative to “save” Dakota Crescent’s post-war SIT estate following the announcement to redevelop the area in 2014. Together with the help of a group of architects and a social research team of diverse backgrounds, he and his team produced a comprehensive conservation report, which managed to convince the Member of Parliament to file a motion to conserve the area. He has since been invited to speak at Archifest, Noise Singapore, City Ramble and NUS to share his experience on ground up efforts in conservation.
Jonathan continues to be actively involved in a working group with DOCOMOMO (Documentation And Conservation of the Modern Movement) Singapore to persuade stakeholders to conserve notable buildings like Golden Mile Complex and Pearl Bank Apartments. He also teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic’s Design School in a hope to inspire the next generation to be responsible designers