Chrisandra Heng was one of the original founders of SCA Design, a leading multi-disciplinary commercial interior design and office fit-out company that was established in 2001. With her diverse expertise, she managed to steer the company to success by delivering bold yet highly functional workspaces that are each iconic in their own right. Brandon Liu has since joined forces with Chrisandra and brought with him a unique and dynamic mix of design thinking and leadership skills for the running of the studio. With their all-inclusive attitude to the design as well as the day-to-day running of the studio, Chrisandra and Brandon bring uniqueness and passion to every project.
Chrisandra was born and raised in Singapore and her avid curiosity for the creative and less conventional side of things led her to pursue Interior Architecture and Design at Temasek Polytechnic. Having found her true passion in design work, it was a natural choice for her to develop her career in the same industry so that she could put what she had learnt to good use and hopefully inspire others around her. Brandon was also drawn to this field, and he graduated with first class honors in Architecture from the University of New South Wales.
SCA design has been one of Singapore’s leading corporate solution providers since 2001. The firm is a multi-disciplinary commercial interior design and office fit-out company, providing innovative and effective workspace solutions for the corporate business market. They have excelled in creating quality, timeless environments that stimulate and enhance productivity, using groundbreaking design solutions. With their greatest asset, their team, they have collectively designed and built over six and a half million square feet of corporate office space in Singapore.
They are space planners, interior designers, architects, Green Mark managers, project managers, quantity surveyors and 3D visualisers. Their thoroughness and attention to detail ensure we deliver solutions that satisfy and exceed all expectations.
In 2011, SCA integrated with the ONG&ONG Group – a powerhouse that has earned an unparalleled reputation for incorporating skilled architecture, interior design, engineering, branding and landscape design over the course of the last four decades. This strategic alliance puts SCA at the forefront of providing integrated solutions. Partnering their clients in the race to the top, SCA, together with ONG&ONG, now offers a complete 360º Solution‚ i.e. a parceled, cross-discipline, integrated service encompassing all aspects of the construction business. SCA has a long history of corporate design excellence and quality client services, along with an extensive list of local and international projects’s, many of which are repeat commissions. This integration exemplifies and reinforces their commitment to the design and delivery of corporate interiors in Singapore.
Starting from humble beginnings, SCA Design has since amassed a wealth of experience in corporate interiors, having dealt with well-known clients such as Adidas, Amazon, Anglo American, Barry Callebaut, Booking.com, Diageo, HBO, Leo Burnett, Sotheby’s and Visa. Their office designs for Unilever, McCann Worldgroup, Swarovski have also won a number of local awards for their thoughtful aesthetics. The pair has also worked with local organisations such as, SingTel, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Lasalle, HDB and most recently, SGX. For their extreme dedication to their craft, Chrisandra and Brandon were named Asia’s Top Designer at the 2014 Singapore Design Awards while SCA design was also awarded as Asia’s Top Outstanding Enterprise in that same year.
Chrisandra believes that even as entrepreneurs, one should genuinely enjoy their work. When starting a business, one shouldn’t dwell only on the money-making aspect of things but should focus more on doing a good job and naturally success will follow. If you truly enjoy what you do, you will keep getting better at it because you are inclined to go that extra mile to improve your skill set or to innovate within your business. Chrisandra and Brandon’s business model for SCA stems from their insistence that a company’s success does not lie solely on one individual, but rather, is driven by the hard work from every single person in their team. Chrisandra’s number one piece of advice to all of her employees is “work hard, play hard”, as she wants everyone to strive for a good work-life balance. She also subscribes to the mindset that no matter what, one should try their best and aim high – “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”.
SCA’s design philosophy is based on their collaborative and inclusive approach to architecture and interior design that reflects the organisational ethos, which is to create designs for people that are based on sound commercial principles and underpinned by sustainability excellence. They aim to exceed the expectations of all stakeholders, from the client to related communities. As the way we live, work and play evolve in a world of diminishing resources, altered demographics and changing values, so too must the interior design and architecture of tomorrow creatively respond to these forces. The design process requires clarity of vision and a close collaboration between client, stakeholders and the design team. At SCA, particular importance is placed on distilling project objectives and working creatively to achieve ingenious and sustainable design solutions. Each project is an opportunity to demonstrate creativity, as well as to establish long- lasting relationships with clients to deliver a product that outstrips the competition and transcends expectations.