Architecturally trained in the U.S., Colin Seah honed his sensibilities working for the likes of Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind. He also spent four years at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture researching design pedagogy and serving as design critic. As MOD’s founder and director of design, Seah 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 was also a 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 the Singapore Tourism Board to redefine Singapore as a destination for 2020 and beyond.
MOD was created by Seah to integrate spatial-design practice, MOD’s explorations are created amidst a democratic studio-like atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space.
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 Vanke Qingdao Plaza, Ascendas Guangzhou Knowledge City, award-winning Vanke Triple V Gallery & UOL Edge Gallery (World Architecture Festival 2012), Tangs Flagship Store and Macalister Mansion hotel (Best Luxury Hotel at HDF Luxurious Asia Awards 2013 & Best Small Hotel at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013).
Earlier works include the Barcode Office (Best Office in WAF Barcelona 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, The Mark Business Park, New Majestic Hotel (President’s Design Award 2006) and the Saporiti Italia Luxury Tower (Grand Prize & exhibited at Salone de Mobile Milan 2010).
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