Helen Smith-Yeo (Singapore)

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Helen Smith-Yeo, founder and principal at Singapore-based firm, STX Landscape Architects.

Helen Smith-Yeo, founder and principal at Singapore-based firm, STX Landscape Architects.

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STX Landscape Architects’ design for Nanyang Technological University’s Pioneer and Crescent Halls creates a natural environment for learning through the creation of an immersive wetland at the heart of the student residence.

STX Landscape Architects’ design for Nanyang Technological University’s Pioneer and Crescent Halls creates a natural environment for learning through the creation of an immersive wetland at the heart of the student residence. Image: John Gollings

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STX’s masterplan for the extension of the National University of Singapore’s campus was driven by a consideration of the site’s
topography and collection
of mature trees.

STX’s masterplan for the extension of the National University of Singapore’s campus was driven by a consideration of the site’s topography and collection of mature trees. Image: John Gollings

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STX’s work on the Oasia Downtown Hotel reimagines airspace as landscape space: an evolving mosaic of climbing plants wraps the facade, reducing glare and providing new habitat.

STX’s work on the Oasia Downtown Hotel reimagines airspace as landscape space: an evolving mosaic of climbing plants wraps the facade, reducing glare and providing new habitat. Image: John Gollings

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The residents of NTU’s Pioneer and Crescent Halls can immerse themselves in the wetland habitat via a network of elevated boardwalks, seating decks and an experiential trail.

The residents of NTU’s Pioneer and Crescent Halls can immerse themselves in the wetland habitat via a network of elevated boardwalks, seating decks and an experiential trail. Image: John Gollings

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For the Duchess Residences in Singapore, STX crafted a terrain of gentle slopes and lush, multi-layered vegetation.

For the Duchess Residences in Singapore, STX crafted a terrain of gentle slopes and lush, multi-layered vegetation. Image: John Gollings

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Keynote speaker – Landscape Australia Conference 2019

Helen Smith-Yeo founded STX Landscape Architects as Sitetectonix Pte Ltd in 1995. As a principal of the company, she provides direction in design, management and planning for both public and private sector projects, with a hands-on approach. With a love for history, culture and art, the fusion of Western perspectives with her own Asian origins has fuelled her passion for transformative creativity as well as timeless designs. Helen holds a BA (Architecture Studies) from the National University of Singapore and an MLA with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2019 she graduated from the CESP programme at the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage at Versailles.

STX Landscape Architects is a Singapore-based firm of landscape architects and urban designers. Operating for over twenty years in the design industry, STX has a diverse portfolio of small and large-scale commercial, institutional, and residential projects throughout Asia. STX is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in design and client service. Their designs are informed and influenced by extensive research into the environmental, social, economic, and programmatic opportunities and constraints unique to each project and site. STX believes in collaborating closely with other design specialists to create innovative, holistic spaces and landscapes that are memorable and draw from the natural attributes of the site to create a sense of place.


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