AAL won the Singapore Design Gold Award 2016 for its project for The Future of Us Exhibition at Gardens by the Bay Singapore.

The Singapore Design Awards (SDA) honour outstanding designers from across the world and it remains the leading design award in Southeast Asia. First conceived in 1988 and unveiled by then Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the first Singapore International Design Forum, it was an initiative led by the Designers Association Singapore (now Design Business Chamber Singapore) and the Trade Development Board (now IESingapore).

SDA aims to raise awareness for the region and the strategic role of designers with Singapore at the heart of a dynamic Southeast Asia. Any designer and business seeking to raise its profile in this region must consider SDA as its gateway. The Awards have assembled a group of principal figures across the multifaceted fields of design to provide a platform for the design community to showcase how they are transforming lives everywhere and highlighting promising designers to inspire the next generation of design leaders.