The SMU campus is the first of its kind – designed, integrated and constructed in the heart of a fully developed cityscape.
The planning and development involved a broad spectrum of professional, community, civic and public groups. The goal was to create a unique city campus equipped to accommodate the new millennium, yet remain connected to the historical origins of this important district.
The campus comprises six buildings – the Administration Building, the Li Ka Shing Library and five buildings to house the six schools. The buildings between Bras Basah and Stamford Roads are fringed by heritage trees, with the centralized park landscape of Campus Green, and glazed facades shaded by a veil of plants at each storey.
The campus’ porous structures engage the surroundings with open courtyards and free-flowing walkways, to integrate easily with the city’s activities. This design and structure reflects the character of SMU's innovative curriculum teaching style and inclusivity.
The SMU campus offers an open environment, with the ground floor of its buildings and the underground Concourse freely accessible to the public.
It also has many street-level linkages and has a direct connection to the Bras Basah and Bencoolen stations, both beneath SMU's University Square.
Last updated on 10 Jan 2018.