DR. NIRMAL KISHNANI
For over two decades, Dr Nirmal Kishnani has been active as educator, researcher, consultant and author. In 2002, he set up Singapore’s first Green design consultancy. Later he sat on several advisory panels in China, Singapore and Vietnam guiding policy and formulating Green design guidelines.
As Editor–in–Chief of the FuturArc (2008-2021), he created and curated platforms for reporting forward-thinking ideas. His first book – Greening Asia: Emerging Principles for Sustainable Architecture (2012) – is regarded a key critique of the Green building movement in Asia.
His recent book – Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia (2019) – examines regeneration as a design approach. Dr Kishnani teaches at the National University of Singapore, School of Design and Environment, where he has held several appointments.
As Vice Dean (2015-2017), he led the design process of the new building for the School, which was the first purpose-built net zero energy building in Singapore.
As Programme Director of the MSc Integrated Sustainable Design (2011 to present), he pioneered a unique curriculum based on systems thinking.