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Founder, Principal

Juliana Chan (M.Arch, BOA registered)

Founded NS Chan Studio and Chan.SY Architects to provide clients a multi-disciplinary services that ranges from architectural, interior design, fine art and graphics illustration. Juliana is also open to collaborate with other companies / like-minded creatives to provide design solutions. Being both an Architect and Artist, Juliana has been keen in exploring various forms of art since young while seeking fine detailing, craftsmanship and aesthetics in her work.


To date, she has been actively participating in various local art exhibitions and several international competitions, of which some were selected and featured, such as in "Stroke of Genius“ and “Jackson’s Open Painting Prize”. She has been training under contemporary art master, Ren Jianhui since 2010. Mr. Ren is a disciple of the renowned late Master Wu Guan Zhong whose works are permanently exhibited in National Gallery Singapore.

Background & Qualifications:

  • Registered Architect (QP) under Board of Architects Singapore.

  • Associate member of SIDS, Society of Interior Designers (Singapore).

  • Graduated with both Master degree in Architecture and University Scholars Programme from National University of Singapore (NUS).

  • Previously Associate for DP Architects Pte Ltd and Designer for ACG Design Studio

  • High distinction in Art Elective Programme (AEP) from Nanyang Girls High School (NYGH) Singapore

  • Vice President of Artists Society of Singapore (ASOS)

  • Featured in Singapore's Business Times and The Peak Magazine.

Key Portfolio:

Shangri-La Mixed Use development (Office and Shopping Mall) in Sri Lanka, and Shaw House Lido Cinema and Shaw Centre Major A&A works in Orchard Road Singapore. Aside to commercial projects, Juliana also designed bungalows and Interior Design for residential and educational spaces. 


"Being both an Architect and Artist is something that defines me uniquely as a creative person. 


Playing both roles has been a challenging and yet exciting journey. Art encourages expressive creativity to present ideas in individualistic style. On the other hand, Architecture factors in considerations from research and logical influences before materialising into something creative and beneficial to users, society and environment.

Despite the mentioned differences, I find both Art and Architecture support and complement each other. They share similar design philosophy to achieve resonance in beauty, order and challenge our emotions. The boundaries between them can be blurred while not forgetting the spirit of craftsmanship and values we hold.

Regardless artworks or my design projects, I strive to create the "experience" - to bring the sense of belonging to the space; to create either a pause in time or a breathing space for one to think and to takeaway the experience.

I believe the sense of belonging is very important. The serenity it gives signified the beauty of being alive."

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