Introduction and Background

COSA was established in 2016 as a research centre under Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering & Science with a mission to promote research and teaching in sustainable design. The purpose is to research and develop sustainable solutions for the built environment with particular reference on our tropical conditions. It is our belief that the experience and results from the research will be useful to reinforce the teaching of architecture and train the next generation of architects with competency and awareness in sustainable design.  Besides this, the center organizes and facilitates activities and events for staff and students, and act as a platform for collaboration with various institutions locally and abroad.

Our research philosophy revolves around the three pillars of architecture, namely:

"Research - Industry - Teaching" or "Trinity of Architecture"