SCDA’s portfolio ranges from master planning, resorts and hotels, high-rise luxury residences, commercial and institutional buildings, and private homes spanning Asia/Oceania, Africa, Europe and America.
SCDA has more than 120 employees with offices in Singapore, Shanghai and New York. Mr. Chan is currently working on three residential towers in NYC, including 118 East 59th Street, 515 Highline and Soori High Line.
Mr. Chan is both the architect and developer of Soori High Line. Soori High Line marks Soo K. Chan's third global Soori-branded offering, joining his line of Soori Living furniture for Poliform, and the award-winning Soori Bali.
The practice was recognized as one of the Design Vanguard firms, redefining the Face of Architecture by Architectural Record USA. SCDA was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Award for the Lincoln Modern in 2003 and One KL in 2012. SCDA was also the recipient of nine Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award.
SCDA’s designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order. Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essence of ‘place’. Its architecture and interiors are inspired by the cultural and climatic nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior.
Spaces are often characterized by lush gardens, water courts and air wells, engendering a sensuous engagement with the elements. Projects display sensitivity to the inherent beauty of natural materials expressed through clarity in construction details and elemental architectural expression. SCDA projects have set benchmark sales prices for high-end luxury level condominiums in Singapore and internationally. These include The Ladyhill, One KL, The Marq and Nassim Park Residences.