ABOUT

OWMF ARCHITECTURE

OWMF Architecture is an architectural and interior design practice based in Singapore and Malaysia, founded by Yong Sy Lyng in 2013.

The practice strives to invent new spaces and forms that are well built. We believe it is through rigorous explorations and collaborative dialogues, from the project’s inception and through its construction, that good works can be uniquely crafted for each project. We believe design is not just about the visual appearance but also the inner workings that can be experienced. We believe when design is done right, it will recede into the quiet comfort of a sensible and functional space.

Since 2003, Sy Lyng has worked on institutional, commercial, and residential projects of various scales with offices in New York, China and Singapore including Shigeru Ban, SOM New York and Arc Studio. She graduated from the Cooper Union in New York.

OWMF is currently conceptualizing and building a few architectural and interior design projects in the Asia region.


YONG SY LYNG

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QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Architect, Board of Architects, Singapore

BArch, The Cooper Union, New York

BA(Arch), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Exchange, L’Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Paris

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-Present, OWMF Architecture, Singapore

2010-2013, Arc Studio, Singapore

2009-2010, Aedas Pte Ltd, Singapore

2008-2009, Shigeru Ban Architects, New York

2006-2008, Rickenbacker + Leung LLC, New York

Summer 2007, Simone Giostra & Partners Architects, New York

2006, SOM, New York

2003-2005, Alfred Wong Partnership Pte Ltd, Singapore & China

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ACADEMIC

2016-Present, Tutor, School of Architecture, NUS, Singapore

2016, Guest Critic, School of Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD, Singapore

2016, Guest Critic, International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

2013-2016, Adjunct Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic Design School, Singapore

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AWARDS

2009, Cooper Union Abraham E. Kazan Award for Urban Design, New York

2005-2009, Cooper Union Full Tuition Scholarship, New York

2004, Honourable Mention, Chi Chi Earthquake Memorial, Taiwan

2003, Excellent Prize, Space International Student Design Competition, Korea

2002, DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

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PRESS

2016 “A Warm Welcome”, D+A Design & Architecture Magazine Issue 96, Singapore

2016 “The Community –Driven Workplace”, Indesignlive.sg, Singapore

2016 “Looksee Looksee- A Reading Room And Tea Salon To Inspire You”, Home and Décor, Singapore

2016 “Read and Shop in style at Beach Road”, Straits Times, Singapore

2016 “Sustainable Housing in Nepal”, Departure Magazine, Singapore

2016 “OWMF Architecture Designs Interior for Odyssey Capital in Singapore”, Designboom Digital Architecture & Design Magazine, Milan/ Beijing/ New York

2015 “Cool Workplaces in Singapore That Everyone Wants To Work In”, Qanvast Digital Magazine, Singapore

2015 “7 Functional Home Designs”, Qanvast Digital Magazine, Singapore

2015 “Connect the Blocks”, D+A Design & Architecture Magazine Issue 87, Singapore

2015 “Free Art”, D+A Design & Architecture Magazine Issue 86, Singapore

2015 “Singapore Design’s Young Turks”, Business Times, Singapore

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EXHIBITIONS

2015, “Double Lives: The Works of Hyphenated Artists, art exhibition, Singapore

2014, “Neue Artisans 3.0 Design Market”, design exhibition, Malaysia

2013, “Pencil x Brush’, calligraphy art exhibition, Singapore

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

2015-Present, DXM Design x Make x Multiply, long-term research and build project, Nepal

2009-Present, Nomadic Architecture, Cooper Union Architecture Thesis, New York