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RJ Zheng [Renjie]

Associate Partner

RJ provides a decade of experience in predominantly commercial, retail and hospitality projects that further enhances and expands on the team's varied sector experience.  Prior to joining CDGA, he was with Aedas Singapore and worked on high-profile local projects like the Raffles Hotel conservation A&A, as well as numerous commercial and retail developments  and competitions.  His proficiency in managing design competitions and feasibility studies is often complemented by his strong belief in improving upon the social and cultural fabric of our built environment. 

In addition, his experience in running and managing live projects on the ground with the consultants and project team proved integral to achieving many ambitious construction targets.

Outside of work, RJ spends too much time and money collecting Singapore colonial and WWII maps and prints.  He dreams of one day designing and building his own private museum to display his collection.  He spends his leisure time playing soccer, cycling, binge watching TV series, and posting pretentious architecture photos on Instagram.

Prior Working Experience

 

2013 – 2018:  Senior Designer at Aedas working on residential, commercial, hospitality, conservation, A&A, and military camp projects. RJ was part of the team that was consulting on the Republic Plaza AEI and the Aperia AEI. Prior to these projects, RJ worked extensively on the Raffles Hotel A&A, a mixed used development in KL, and luxury villas in Dubai. RJ spent a year as a Resident Architect on site at a military camp project, supervising 2 Resident Technical Officers.

 

2001-2012:  Air Warfare Officer with the Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF).

 

 

Education

 

2022:  Graduated from NUS Master of Architecture

End 2013:  Graduated from RMIT's Bachelor of Architectural Design with Distinction.  RJ was the top student in his Final Year Design Studio 1 and achieved the top grade (High Distinction) for his Final Year Design Studio 2.

 

Early 2013:  Graduate Valedictorian for National University of Singapore (NUS) Masters of Social Science. RJ majored in Comparative Politics at the Department of Political Science.  His thesis was a study of the resettlement policies of the first 20 years of Singapore’s independence.

 

2008:  Graduated from Singapore Management University (SMU) with Bachelor of Social Science.  RJ majored in Political Science and specialized in urban development policy analysis.

 

2001:  Graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with Diploma in Architectural Technology.