Koh Seow Chuan Biography

Koh Seow Chuan Biography
Full NameKoh Seow Chuan
Height5′ 6” or 168 cm
CollegeUniversity of Melbourne
QualificationBachelor of Architecture
Father NameUnknown
Mother NameUnknown
SpouseLim Wen Gin
ChildrenThree daughters & One son
OccupationArchitect and Designer
Year Active1965 – Present
Social MediaInstagram

Koh Seow Chuan is an architect from Singapore, a philatelist, philanthropist, and founder of DP Architects. He was born in 1939 and his birthplace is Singapore. His height is about 5′ 6”. He completed his graduation from the University of Melbourne. Koh Seow Chuan’s wife’s name is Lim Wen Gin and they have three daughters & One son.


Koh Seow Chuan Wife
Koh Seow Chuan Wife

More facts About Koh Seow Chuan

  • In 1967, together with William Lim and Tay Kheng Soon, Koh established Design Partnership (renamed DP Architects Pte Ltd in 1975)
  • DP Architects has spearheaded the design of many iconic buildings in Singapore, including Suntec City, Paragon, Bugis Junction, and Dubai Mall.
  • Koh, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • He is an avid collector of stamps, historical documents, old postcards, cultural artifacts, maps, photographs, antique books, and art pieces, and has exhibited or donated many of these.
  • Some of his collections, including photographs and postcards which dates from the 1880s, are on display at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
  • Koh served as President of the Singapore Stamp Club in 1967.
  • He was one of the founders of the Association of Singapore Philatelists and held the position of President in 1989.
  • Koh was the Vice-President of the organizing committee of the Singapore World Stamp Exhibition in 1995.
  • In 2003, Koh donated 150 paintings by Singaporean artist Lim Tze Peng to the Singapore Art Museum.
  • He donated 63 artworks by Wong Keen to Singapore Abstract Expressionist, worth S$1.27 million to the Singapore Art Museum in 2007.
  • In 2007 he donated 2,231 items of mainly late 19th and early 20th-century rare documents of the Straits Settlements and Singapore.

Net Worth

Koh Seow Chuan is the founder of DP Architects Pte Ltd. According to the revenue of DP Architects firm, Koh Seow’s net worth would be US$45 Million.


1969-1976President of Singapore Stamp Club
1989-2002President of Association of Singapore Philatelists
1997-2013Board member of National Heritage Board
2001-2005Chairman of Singapore Philatelic Museum
2002-2006President of Federation of International Philately
2009-2013Chairman of the National Art Gallery
2013Chairman of Visual Arts Cluster Advisory Board
Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth


1971Public Service Star
1989Large Gold Medal, Paris World Stamp Exhibition
1992First Singaporean to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists
1996Grand Prix National Award, World Philatelic Exhibition, Canada.
2004Patron of the Arts
2005Worldwide Design Award 
2006President’s Design Award
2006Patron of Heritage Award
2009Distinguished Patron of Heritage Award
2015Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award
2015Singapore Design Golden Jubilee Award


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