Digital Futures: Innovate or Perish
27 July 2023
Convener & Moderator:
Ar. David Teoh
Dr. Immanuel Koh from the Singapore University of Technology & Design, Ts. Suffian Shahabuddin of 6ix Design Office, Ms. Teoh Pui Mun from Speedbrick Sdn Bhd, and Dongkyu Lee of SAMOO Architects & Engineers
DATUM:PRO focused on the digital transformation within the architecture industry. With the title ‘Digital Futures: Innovate or Perish’, leading industry professionals and innovators gathered to discuss the critical role of technology in shaping the future of architecture. Ar. David Teoh convened and moderated the event, highlighting the urgent need for agility and innovation within the construction industry. The forum, aimed at integrating the global architectural ecosystem, witnessed a significant exchange of ideas and insights on the road ahead. Key speakers, including Dr. Immanuel Koh from the Singapore University of Technology & Design, Ts. Suffian Shahabuddin of 6ix Design Office, Ms. Teoh Pui Mun from Speedbrick Sdn Bhd, and Dongkyu Lee of SAMOO Architects & Engineers, provided profound insights into design’s transformative power, technology’s role within architecture, digital transformation solutions, and the future of architectural practice.
The session underscored the necessity of embracing new digital tools and technologies like artificial intelligence, BIM, and collaborative platforms. It also delved into the influence of internet technology, robotics, and smart systems on the industry. The session was an important reminder for fellow architects and the members of the construction industry about the importance of adaptability in a rapidly changing technological landscape.