Architectural education occupy a unique place among other professional programs in a university. Located at the intersection of the arts, engineering, social, and natural sciences, architectural education’s plurality of alliances means there is no single approach to the teaching of architecture even though studio-based learning has been the cornerstone in the education of an architect. As a licensed architect in Singapore and an alumnus of Cranbrook Academy of Art, I am a strong advocate for an art-design nexus pedagogy. Although the two fields have different outcomes and appear irreconcilable, the convergence of methods, media and contemporary concerns has significantly reduced the gulf. Artists increasingly use designerly ways of thinking and approach in their practices, while architects have deployed art strategies in making and socially-oriented projects (Kong, 2014). The nexus of art and design underpins the teaching, crafting, and development of my modules at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).