UPSTRS_ is a Singapore-based design practice with a rigorous and conceptual approach to creating spatial experiences.

Founded by Dennis Cheok in 2011, the studio has garnered regional and international accolades for its innovative, narrative-driven design approach and immaculate execution.

UPSTRS_ has won multiple regional and international design awards for its diverse body of work over the past 10 years, including Multi-Disciplinarian Design Firm of the Year at Singapore Design Awards (2018/19); Interior Design Firm of The Year at Singapore Interior Design Awards (2020), and significantly, honoured twice as Interior Design Firm of the Year at Lookbox Design Awards (2017 & 2019).

In 2021, Dennis Cheok was finalist for Design Anthology Asia’s Interior Designer of The Year, alongside Kyle Chan (Karv One Design, Hong Kong) and Nelson Chow (NCAD, Hong Kong).

In recognition of his body of work and impact to the design industry, Dennis Cheok was a recipient of the inaugural 20 Under 45 Awards by the Society of Interior Designers (Singapore).