About Us

About Us

Design Philosopy

APdS is a design-oriented practice. The firm emphasizes on design creativity and innovation. Our design philosophy focuses on creating strong and clear architectural forms and space that are appropriate and contemporary; and using available technology and everyday operational problems to arrive at elegant solutions.

The firm adopts a team approach towards project work providing continuity in design and enhancing the co-ordination and collaboration of all parties involved. Each member is an integral part of the team and client involvement is actively encouraged for the effective development of each project.

Ultimately, through personalized attention of the key personnel, use of the latest technologies and the teamwork of a diverse group of talented individuals,APdS Architects is able and ready to take on the challenges of designing for the most discerning clients.

Scope of Work

APdS’s Our services include master planning, high-rise commercial, multi-residential, hospitality, institutional, mixed-use, interior, private residential, and landscape design.

Full architectural services are offered, including master planning, concept and detail design, documentation approval, supervision and authorities submission, in addition to full interior, landscape and project management.


Desmond Chen

Executive Director


Mr Desmond Chen graduated with Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, University of Kansas, USA in 1993. In 1992, he also obtained the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering which concentrated in illumination & power distribution systems. He is a registered architect in Singapore and a Corporate Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (MSIA) and has been practicing architecture for more than 27 years in Singapore. He has extensive and relevant local and overseas experience in design, authority submissions and execution of the project. In addition, his key experience has ranged from master planning of townships to micro detailing of architectural features. His vast experience has assisted in developing outstanding designs for some notable buildings in Singapore.


University of Kansas, USA
Bachelor of Science in Architectural engineering
Bachelor of Architecture