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Campus Development

Purpose-built over 4.5 hectares of prime Singapore land, SMU's campus is the first of its kind – designed, integrated and constructed in the heart of a fully developed cityscape.

Surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and a range of retail outlets, planning and development of the SMU campus involved a broad spectrum of professional, community, civic and public groups who together were intent are on creating a unique city campus directed towards the challenges of the new millennium, and yet connected to the historical origins of this important district.

The campus comprises six buildings – the Administration Building, the Li Ka Shing Library and four buildings to house the six schools. The buildings between Bras Basah and Stamford Roads are fronted by trees, with the park landscape of the Campus Green right in the centre, and have glazed facades shaded by a veil of plants growing at each storey. In January 2014, it was announced that a new School of Law building will be built.

The new building is a distinctive landmark that contains state-of-the-art facilities. Learn more

SMU is the only City Campus in Singapore and among very few in the world. It is in the heart of Singapore's civic district. Learn more

The campus has porous structures that engage the surroundings with open courtyards and free-flowing walkways and allow for an easy and natural integration with activities of the city. The campus design and structure reflect and support the character of SMU's curriculum and its style of teaching.

The SMU campus offers an open environment in the heart of Singapore, with the ground floor of the 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 MRT station beneath SMU's University Square.

Last updated on 16 Nov 2017.