Kelvin Ang Kah Engdxcp
Director, Conservation Management Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Mr Kelvin Ang has almost two decades of experience in architecture and conservation in Singapore. He practices his profession in the public sector, while also being deeply involved in various aspects of traditional and contemporary community culture. He obtained his Graduate Diploma (Architecture) and a MSc. in Sustainable Heritage, both at the Bartlett School, University College London, UK.
Kelvin in the course of his vocation has led a multi-disciplinary team to deliver several conservation, urban design and planning projects, including the listing of over 700 buildings for legal protection since 2003.
In the mid-2000s, he was the conservation consultant for the showcase restoration of a rare and intact 19th century townhouse - the National University of Singapore’s ‘Baba House’ - to take on a new role as a showcase and educational centre on the domestic and architectural culture of the Straits-Chinese community
His professional portfolio includes planning for heritage districts, developing public education and partnership programmes, initiating Place Management in heritage districts efforts and enforcement work.
His other interests include community work in Tiong Bahru, the listed 1930s Art-Deco housing estate where he lives, supporting grassroots projects related to intangible cultural heritage, and cats.
Kelvin currently also serves as a Board Member of The Arts House Limited, a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching lives through the arts. AHL manages two key landmarks located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District -- The Arts House, a multidisciplinary arts centre (housed in Singapore’s former Parliament House) with a focus on literary programming, and the Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, a heritage building that is home to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.