First name: Jiat-Hwee
Affiliation: National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture
CV: Chang Jiat Hwee (PhD, UC Berkeley) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Jiat Hwee’s research focuses on three overlapping areas: interdisciplinary architectural history and theory of British colonial architecture in the 19th to 20th C; architectural history and theory of modern architecture in Asia in the 20th C; and the socio-technical aspects of sustainability in the built environment. Funded by institutions in the U.S., Britain, Australia, Singapore and Qatar, his research is widely published in peer-reviewed books and journals, professional and design magazines. His publications include a monograph A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience (2016) and two co-edited volumes Non West Modernist Past (2011) and Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions in Translation, Epistemology and Power (2018). He is currently working on a co-authored book on air-conditioning, the built environment and thermal governance in Asia. Jiat Hwee is also an editorial board member of Architectural Histories and The Singapore Architect. He is a member of the advisory board of Preservation of Sites and Monuments, Singapore, and the research advisory panel of Housing Development Board, Singapore.