Lee Onn Yue
Managing Director, SJ Township
Township & Affordable housing, Mechnical & electrical engineering
Designs for affordable housing must be sustainable to ensure that homes are fit to meet the needs of the future.
Mr LEE Onn Yue heads the Township Team in Surbana Jurong which consists of a multi-disciplinary team of more than 300 architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers dedicated to create affordable Housing Township across the world. Onn Yue is an electrical engineer by training. He started his career in the Housing and Development Board of Singapore in 1992. At HDB, he was involved in various housing upgrading programmes. These programmes have helped rejuvenate public housing in Singapore.
Subsequently, he moved to Surbana International Consultants, which was at that time the newly formed private entity of HDB. Onn Yue was the Senior Vice President in the engineering arm of Surbana as well as the head of the Environment Sustainable Design team in Surbana. His team was supporting the mass housing, infrastructural as well as sustainability related projects in Surbana. His Township Team has a track record of carrying out 1 million homes in Singapore as well as projects across the China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Myanmar.
Having a place to call home is fundamental to the success of modern society. Yet a lack of affordable urban housing is a global problem affecting low-income populations in both developed and developing nations. Can Singapore’s model lead efforts to meet this growing global challenge?see more