2021

Cities will endure, adapt beyond Covid-19 pandemic, say Bloomberg forum panellists

SINGAPORE – The Covid-19 pandemic may have altered urban life, with social distancing, mask wearing and restrictions on gatherings likely to continue for a while. But the disease has not spelt the end for cities, which will endure and adapt, said panellists at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum on Thursday (Nov 18).

New exhibition: How a French-Swiss design master influenced Singapore’s urban planning

A new exhibition and series of talks at Alliance Française de Singapour examines the influence of a French-Swiss design master, at work a century ago, on the city we inhabit today. Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret but assuming the moniker Le Corbusier (or ‘the crow-like one’) aged 33 in 1920, this pioneer of modern architecture reshaped our conception of the city -…

2020

GE2020: 10 million population not a goal but a planning parameter, says Liu Thai Ker

SINGAPORE – The 10 million population number was always a planning parameter and not a target for Singapore, said former chief planner Liu Thai Ker. In an interview with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao published on Friday (July 17), Mr Liu said sustainable development requires long-term planning.

How Singapore’s Architects Are Coping With The Circuit Breaker

It was pretty daunting in the beginning to be physically working in isolation. We are so used to face-to-face interactions with our colleagues and suddenly, it is no longer possible. Besides, our kind of work is heavily graphical, so it was tough to illustrate ideas by merely speaking over the phone.

2019

Singapore’s ‘Father of Urban Planning’ to spearhead government’s concept master planning project for Suva, Nadi and Lautoka

Singapore’s “Father of Urban Planning” – Doctor Liu Thai Ker who is the Chairman of Morrow Architects and Planners will be in Fiji l

Singapore experts propose 50 year urban development plan

Singapore experts propose 50 year urban development plan June 26, 2019 12:15 pm Urban planning experts from Singapore are encouraging Fijian authorities and municipal councils to plan fifty years into the future. Morrow Architects and Planners has been engaged by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to spearhead a concept Master Planning Project for the Suva, Nadi, and Lautoka.

Plans to transform Fiji’s urban centres

THE Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has been briefed on the status of the urban planning project, and proposed recommendations regarding long-term urban development and planning for the greater Suva, Nadi and Lautoka areas. Dr Liu Thai Ker, Chairman of Morrow Architects and Planners had briefed Mr Sayed-Khaiyum during their meeting in Singapore this week.

2018

The man who helped design China’s urban landscape

BORN: Singapore, Feb 23, 1938 EDUCATION: 1962: Bachelor of architecture, University of New South Wales 1965: Master’s in city planning, Yale University 1995: Doctor of science (honorary), University of New South Wales CAREER: 1969-89: Chief architect and CEO, Housing and Development Board of Singapore 1989-92: Chief planner and CEO, Urban

‘Architect Of Modern Singapore’ Brings Master Plan For Suva, Lautoka

The man dubbed as the “architect of modern Singapore” is in the country to map out a master plan for the greater Suva area and Lautoka. Liu Thai Ker, together by arieta vakasukawaqa, suva The man dubbed as the “architect of modern Singapore” is in the country to map out a master plan for the greater Suva area and Lautoka.

Intelligent Planning Needed To Transform Accra – Chairman of Morrow Architects

Dr Liu Thai Ker, Chairman of Morrow Architects & Planners Pte Limited, has said there is the need for intelligent planning and effective implementation of plans in order to achieve a liveable, sustainable and developed urban city.

2018 National Prizes: William J. Mitchell International Chapter Prize

The William J. Mitchell International Chapter Prize is awarded biennially in recognition of a significant contribution by an Australia-linked practitioner to architecture globally. In 2018 the International Chapter has selected Dr Liu Thai Ker FRAIA to receive this important acknowledgement.