Conservation & Restoration of 157 Neil Road | Preserving the 19th Century Townhouse Architecture


Date: 5 August 2015, Wednesday 
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: NUS Baba House

Limited to 45 pax. To register, email

Have you ever wondered about what it takes to restore a delicate heritage building like the NUS Baba House? How does one balance between conserving the house, while meeting the needs of its intended new role, and aspirations of its community? 6 years after its opening, what are the on-going challenges in maintaining this heritage house into the future?

Come and hear about the challenges and the processes first hand, from Mr Kelvin Ang of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), who was the conservation consultant for the house. NUS and the URA were the architectural, engineering and conservation partners for the restoration project.

About the speaker

Mr Kelvin Ang is currently URA;s Director of Conservation Management. He has a decade of experience in both architecture and conservation planning. URA is Singapore' national planning authority, which included planning for urban conservation. He obtained his Graduate Diploma in the Built Environment (Architecture), and subsequently an MSc. in Sustainable Heritage, at the Bartlett School, University College London , UK.

Kelvin has led a multi-disciplinary team to deliver several successful projects covering research, planning and policy matters. His current portfolio includes the cultivation of greater awareness of our conserved built heritage, as well as enforcement work.


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