Architect & Artist.
Juliana Chan (M.Arch, BOA registered)
Ar. Juliana Chan is passionate in exploring various form of art, and aims to provide multi-disciplinary services that ranges from architectural, interior design, fine art and graphics illustration. Juliana founded NS Chan Studio to provide clients with various and tailored design solutions. Juliana is currently expanding into future plans for architectural services separate from the studio. She is also open to collaborate with other companies / like-minded creatives to create design solutions.
Juliana is a Registered Architect (QP) under Board of Architects Singapore and completed the course for Green Mark Managers (GMM). She has more than 10 years of working experience and graduated with both Master degree in Architecture and University Scholars Programme from National University of Singapore (NUS). She was previously Design Architect for ACG Design Studio, a subsidiary department set up for ACG Corporation to lead the design team, and was an Associate for DP Architects Pte Ltd, an established and award-winning architectural firm founded in Singapore. In 2019, she was featured in Singapore's Business Times and The Peak Magazine.
Juliana is also the Vice President of Artists Society of Singapore (ASOS). She graduated with high distinction in Art Elective Programme (AEP) from Nanyang Girls High School (NYGH) Singapore, and 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”.
Aside being an Architect, 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. Juliana has been keen in exploring various forms of art such as graphics design, illustrations, and visual arts since young. Being both an artist and an architect, Juliana tend to seek fine detailing, craftsmanship and aesthetics in her work.
During her Architectural course in NUS, some of her works were selected for exhibitions as best designs for the corresponding semesters. She instills her spirit of craftsmanship into her architecture, as how she would achieve for her artworks.
Juliana’s portfolio includes 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 for me. Art encourages expressive creativity and freedom to present ideas in very individualistic and characteristic style. On the other hand, Architecture factors in considerations from research and logical influences before we can materialise that creativity into something 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 starting spirit of craftsmanship and values we hold.
Regardless artworks or my design projects, I strive to create experience - to bring sense of belonging to the space; and create either a pause in time or a breathing space to think and to takeaway the experience.
The sense of belonging; the sense of space; the serenity - the beauty of being alive.
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