Architecture is more than just wall mounting. The materials and the design of our daily environment can affect our psychological state.
In Singapore, it is no more positive than LASALLE College of the Arts.
LASALLE's unique McNally campus has some of the finest architectures on this island. Here, the function is not sacrificed to form. The McNally Campus was built to create a creative hotbed for various art forms to "gather and connect" with the goal of inspiring students.
"With a strategic and central location in Singapore's cultural district, winning open campus provides a great space and inspirational environment for study and creative exchange," said Professor Steve Dixon, CEO of LASALLE.
It is easy to see why McNally Campus has won several international architectural prizes and is now an important landmark within the cityscape. Among other things, there is a 1
Over on the Winstedt Campus, plenty of space and inspirational greenery supports studio-based work and research. The extensive creative center is where visual arts students complement their larger half-scale projects, using state-of-the-art facilities like the fully-equipped engineering arts and design and two computer laboratories equipped with iMacs.
While many overlook the impact of architectural splendor, this can not be denied. Research has shown that classroom teaching environments, from lighting to temperature and classroom technology, affect students' attitudes and satisfaction positively.
In short, the design takes a central stage at LASALLE, from buildings with benefits that extend beyond aesthetic to pay-offs evinced in the success that the students have achieved.
Eight Award-Winning Schools
LASALLE stands at the forefront of contemporary art in Singapore. Was it performing or visual arts, design or artwork; Students and staff from each of their eight schools form the art scene locally and internationally. These are the highlights and awards they have achieved in recent years:
Lee Jing Lin BA (Hons) Design Communication, 2017) was awarded the Wood Pencil Prize at the 2018 D & AD Awards, reserved for the best in advertising and design of the year, for her art direction on the Nikes Hyper Court campaign.
D & AD has stimulated and celebrated creative excellence in commercial creativity, which annually invites 250 of the world's largest creative practitioners to judge the finest work that year. LASALLE students are regularly recognized as crème de la crème in this annual award and winners are highly sought after.
The Creative Industry
Inch Chua, who studied Arts Management at LASALLE, was one of six recipients of the Singapore Youth Award 2018. The prize is the highest youth award for social contributions and acknowledges Inch's mentorship with young musicians and her role in community action for the rehabilitation of overcriminalization network, where she helped former criminals get back on their feet
Puttnam School for Film and Animation
Boo-LASALLE-McNally Campus-Night-shot-HypercourtLee-Jing-Lin -1 Junfeng (BA (Hons) Film, 2009) became The youngest creative director of National Day Parade 2018 and the first full-time producer took the role. His psychological prison drama Apprentice was well received at film festivals worldwide and won the Grand Prix at Friborg International Film Festival last year.
School of Fashion  The year's honor for this year's designer 2017 by Folio, Singapore's final guide to martial arts and culture, went to LASALLE alumni Yong De Han. The former BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Textiles beat 60 other posts with his collection Siapa Nama Kayu? (which translates to "What's your Name?"), inspired by Singapore's multicultural ancestors traditional clothing.
McNally School of Fine Arts
Hilmi Johandi (MA Fine Arts, Class of 2018) took him to Singapore's Young Artist Award this year, recognizing promising young artists aged 35 and under in literary, performing arts, visual arts and film . Hilmis Artistic Exercise – which has been exhibited nationally and internationally – focuses on interventions that are associated within framework, fragmentation (deconstruction) and compression (reconstruction).