Located in the Changi area close to Singapore's international airport, SUTD’s campus is brand-new and compact. It has 4 academic buildings, 5 housing blocks and a sports and recreation centre. A campus map can be found at the lobby of SUTD’s main building, making a self-guided campus tour effortless for visitors.
SUTD is big on going green and it is reflected in the design of its campus. The buildings and common areas are maximized in terms of natural ventilation, thus reducing the need of air-conditioning. It is impossible to completely eradicate aircon usage since it is summer all year long!
There are 4 Buildings in the academic clusters – Building 1, 2, 3 & 5.
The broad categories of the facilities housed in these Buildings are:
• Think Tank (Classrooms) – mostly in Buildings 1 & 2
• Capstone (Classrooms) – mostly in Buildings 1 & 2
• Labs – scattered throughout the 4 academic Buildings
• Auditorium & Lecture Theaters – mostly in Buildings 1 & 2
• Different offices – faculty offices in Building 1, other offices mostly in Building 3
The Albert Hong Lecture Theater is only one of the many lecture theaters of SUTD but it is its largest one. It is named after one of Singapore’s pioneer architect. This is to honor Dr. Hong’s $30 million contribution to SUTD to aid in SUTD’s teaching and research objectives as well as to provide scholarships to students in need. The lecture theatre is able to seat 530 people.
Another important place to know about in SUTD is its One Stop Centre. As its name suggest, the staff at this place basically help you with all school related matters. The One Stop Centre is conveniently located at the main entrance of SUTD.
The Pavilion of Kindred Spirits (??? in Chinese) is an opera stage that originated from Xietang Town, Yiwu City, Jinhua region of Zhejiang Province, China. It was thought to have been constructed between the late Qing dynasty and early Republican period as a community opera stage that was built with the funds from donations by local gentry.
After the pavilion was donated to SUTD, the past opera stage underwent restoration works as the caisson (a main timbre species) used was in poor condition. The restoration works took about one year and was completed in December 2014 at its present location in SUTD.
The Cake Shop is a café located at Building 1 of SUTD, right opposite to Albert Hong Lecture Theatre and serves up light food and desserts. Besides being a café, the Cake Shop also takes customized orders for special occasions.
Somewhat like Subway, Gom gom serves decent wraps and subs. Read more about Gom Gom
The one and only food court can campus has 9 stalls, with mostly local cuisine. The food here is pretty good and affordable. Read more about SUTD food court here
SUTD has 5 housing blocks (Block 51, 53, 55, 57, 59) available for students and staff. All freshmore students are required to stay on campus. Read our extensive guide on hostels at SUTD here
If you need to get some errands done, Changi City Point mall is right at your doorstep. The mall has many different stores, food courts, restaurants and a supermarket to cater to all your essential daily needs.