8, Jalan 1, Taman Sri Ukay Off Jalan Ulu Kelang, 68000, Ampang Selangor D.E. Malaysia
[ t ] 603-4257 1966, 603-4257 1948 [ f ] 603-4256 1005, 603-4256 9330 [ email ] trhy@trhamzahyeang.com
Curriculum Vitae : Ken Yeang (Principal)
AA Dip., APAM, FSIA, RIBA, ARAIA, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIAS, FRSA, PhD. (Cantab), AIA (Associate), Professor (Graham Willis Chair, Sheffield University), Adjunct Professor (RMIT, Melbourne), Adjunct Professor (University of Hawaii), Adjunct Professor (University of New South Wales), Adjunct Professor (Curtin University), Adjunct Professor (University of Malaya), Adjunct Professor (Deakin University).

Penang, Malaysia, 1948.
Married to Priscilla Khoo Pit Ling (4 children)

United Kingdom Right-of-Abode, Citizen of Malaysia.
Primary Education at Westlands School, Penang, Malaysia (1954-1962).
Part Secondary Education at Penang Free School, Penang, Malaysia (1959-1962).
Secondary Education at Cheltenham Boys College, Gloucestershire, England (1962-1966).
Graduated in Architecture from the AA (Architectural Association) School, London, England (1966-1971).
Received Doctorate (PhD) in Architecture from Cambridge University (Wolfson College), Cambridge, England, (1971-1975).
Graduate Courses attended:
Landscape Planning studies at Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. (1973).
Attended "Managing Professional Service Firms" at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, USA (2001).
Teaching, Lecturing, External Examiner, Professorships, etc.:
Professor (Graham Willis Chair), University of Sheffield, UK (1994-1998, 1999-2005).
Adjunct Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia (1993-1998, 1998-2003).
Adjunct Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (1999 to 2002).
Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2000-2003)
Adjunct Professor, Curtin University, USA (2001-2003)
Adjunct Professor, University Malaya, Malaysia (2001-2002)
Adjunct Professor, Deakin University, Australia (2002)
Provost's Distinguished Visitor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA (1999).
External Examiner at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia (1988 & 1989, 2000-2001).
External Examiner at University of Moratuwa (Colombo), Sri Lanka (1986 & 1987).
Advisory Board of Hong Kong University, MSc Interdisciplinary Course (2001-)
Occasional teaching at University Technology Malaysia & Institute Technology Mara, Malaysia.
Dr. Yeang has lectured at many schools of architecture and conferences worldwide (in over 30 countries) including the following Schools of Architecture in the USA:
Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University, Boston,
School of Architecture, Columbia University, New York,
School of Architecture, Yale University, Connecticut,
School of Architecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska,
School of Architecture, Ilinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago,
School of Architecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,
School of Architecture,, Rice University, Texas,
School of Architecture, A&M University, College Station, Texas,
School of Architecture, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, Texas,
School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn,
School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California,
School of Architecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
Professional Memberships:
Hon. Fellow of: American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Hon. Fellow of: Royal Institute of Scottish Architects (RSA)
Fellow of : Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)
Fellow of: Royal Society of Arts (UK)
Corporate Member of : Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia),
Board of Architects Malaysia (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia)
Board of Architects Singapore,
Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers,
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA),
Architects Registration Board (United Kingdom) (ARB),
Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
Professional Service:
Council Member, Royal Institute of British Architects (1996-1997)
Vice-Chairman Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (COTBUH) (1993-1996, 1996-1999, 1999-2002)
Past-President of Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (1994-1996)
Past-Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) (elected member of Council since 1993-2000).
Past-Chairman, ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) (1986-1988).
Past-Board Member of the Government of Malaysia Board of Architects (1986-1988).
Past-Board Member of the Government of Malaysia Board of Engineers (1986-1988).
Past-President Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) (1983-1984) (1984-1985) (2000-2001).
Past-Vice-President Commonwealth Association of Architects, London (1983-1985) [Attended Buckingham Palace Summer Tea Party (July 1987) as Vice-President CAA].
Publications Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial Advisory Board of Building Research and Information (Publ. E&FNSpon, UK) (1999-2000+).
Editorial Advisory Board of Singapore Institute of Architects Journal (1997-1999).
Editorial Advisory Board of Hong Kong institute of Architects Journal (1997-1999).
Editorial Advisory Board of Dialogue, Taiwan (1999-2000+)
Editorial Board, World Architecture(UK, 2000+)
Monographs on Ken Yeang and his firm's work authored by others:
Richards, Ivor (2001), Hamzah & Yeang, Groundscrapers and Subscrapers, John Wiley & Sons (UK).
Richards, Ivor (2001), Hamzah & Yeang: The Ecology of the Sky, Images (Australia).
Van Schaik, L. (2001), Guthrie Pavillion in Selangor (VDG Verlag und Datenbank fur Geisteswissenschaften), Weimar (Germany).
Van Schaik, L. (pending), Menara UMNO, Ellipsis, London, UK.
Powell, Robert (1999), Rethinking the Skyscraper: The Complete Architecture of Ken Yeang, Thames & Hudson, London
Van Schaik, L. (1999), T. R. Hamzah & Yeang (Master Architect Series), Images (Australia).
Balfour, Alan et al (1994), Ken Yeang: Bioclimatic Skyscrapers, Artemis, London. (Reprinted in 1998 by Ellipsis)
Powell, Robert (1989), Ken Yeang: Rethinking the Environmental Filter, Landscape Books, Singapore.
Books, Monographs and Publications authored by Ken Yeang:
Yeang, K. (c.2004), Designing for Survival: Ecological Design, Wiley-Academy, John-Wiley & Sons, UK (in preparation).
Yeang, K. (2002), A Vertical Theory of Urban Design (in preparation), John Wiley & Sons (UK).
Yeang, K. (2000), The Green Skyscraper: The Basis for Designing Sustainable Intensive Buildings , Prestel, Munich, Germany. (Republished in Spanish by Guistavo Gilli, 2000).
Yeang, K. (2001), The Architecture of Malaysia (1890-1990) [2nd Edition], Pepin Press, Holland.
Yeang, K. (2000), Service Cores in Buildings, Wiley-Academy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., London, UK.
Yeang, K.(1997), The Skyscraper: Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer, Academy Group, Architectural Design, London. Reprinted 1999, John Wiley & Sons, London.
Yeang,K. (1995), Designing with Nature, McGraw-Hill, USA. (Republished in Spanish by Gustavo Gilli, 2001).
Yeang,K. (1992), The Architecture of Malaysia (1890-1990), Pepin Press, Holland.
Yeang,K. (1987), Tropical Urban Regionalism, MIMAR, Geneva, Singapore.
Yeang,K. (1986), Tropical Verandah City, Longman , Malaysia.
Yeang,K.(1981), PhD Dissertation: "A Theoretical Framework for the Incorporation of Ecological Considerations in the Design and Planning of the Built Environment", Cambridge University Library, England (Subsequently published in Yeang, K. (1995) as Designing with Nature, McGraw-Hill, USA).
Key Papers:
Yeang,K.(1974), "Bionics: The Use of Biological Analogies in Design", in AAQ No.4 (Architectural Association Quarterly), London, UK.
Yeang,K.(1974), "The Energetics of the Built Environment", in Architectural Design, July, Architectural Press, London.
Yeang,K.(1972), "Bases for Ecosystem Design", in Architectural Design, July, Architectural Press.London.
Professional Practice & Buildings:
Private practice since 1976, with Tengku Dato Robert Hamzah as T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (Offices in Malaysia, London and China (Bejing and Shenzhen). Associated offices in Germany, Japan & Australia.
The firm's key area of expertise is in the ecological design of large buildings and large sites. The firm's R&D and theoretical expertise are in ecological design (ESD) and passive low-energy design.
Principal of Ken Yeang International (London)
Director of T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Designs International Sdn. Bhd. (Interior Design Services).
Director of North-Hamzah-Yeang International (Beijing and Shenzhen, China).
Strategic Alliance with Jackson, Teece, Willis & Chesterman (Sydney, Australia) as Jackson Teece+Ken Yeang.
Strategic Alliance with IFB Dr. Braschell (Stuttgart, Germany) as Braschel International + Ken Yeang.
Dr. Ken Yeang has seen to completion on site over a dozen high-rise towers and over 200 projects in his nearly 3 decades of practice (since 1976).
Corporate Affairs:
Director on the Board of MBf Unit Trust (Investment and Public Unit Trust Fund Managers )(A subsidiary of the public listed company, MBf Capital). from 1989 to 1997.
Exco Member of the Asean Institute (Institute of South East Asian Business) (1993).
Board Member of the Architectural Association Foundation, London (Chairman: Lord Palumbo) (1996-1997).
Director, Asia Design Forum (ADF), Director and Convenor of conferences, symposiums and demonstration projects (since 1989).
Board of Directors, The Skyscraper Museum, NYC.
Orleans, France, ARCHILAB 2002, May 2002.
Orleans, France, ARCHILAB 2001, May 2001.
Chicago: "Skyscrapers: the New Millennium", Art Institute of Chicago, January 2000, and at The Octagon Museum galleries, The American Architectural Foundation, Washington, 19 October - 28 April 2002.
Chicago: in "100 Years of Architecture" Exhibition, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, USA, and elsewhere (include Tokyo Museum of Modern Art). (Curator, Richard Koshalek, Elisabeth Smith), [Model of Menara Mesiniaga] (2000).
London: in "Living in the City", Design Museum, London, UK (2000).
London: in "Cities on the Move", Hayward Gallery, London (and elsewhere), (1999).
London: "Expo 2005 Tower", Front Member's Room, AA School, London, (May 1998).
East Berlin: "Energetics" (with Yeohlee), Aedes East Gallery, Berlin, (June 1998).
Rotterdam: "Energetics" (with Yeohlee), Netherlands Institute of Architecture (NAI), Rotterdam, Netherlands, (September 1998).
New York: "The Skyscraper, Bioclimatically Considered", in The Architectural League of New York, NYC, USA (January 1997).
London: "Bioclimatic Skyscrapers" in Building Centre, London, (February 1995).
Berlin: "Bioclimatic Skyscrapers" in Aedes West Gallery, Berlin, (1994).
Tokyo: "Contemporary Architects Exhibition" in Nara Town Hall, Triennale Nara, Japan, (1992).
Tokyo: "Tropical Skyscrapers" in Tokyo Designers Space Gallery, Axis Building, Tokyo, (January 1990).
Tokyo: "Houses - 7 KL Architects" in Tokyo Ginza Pocket Park Gallery, (with six other architects), Tokyo, Japan (1985)
Awards (General):
2002 Excellence Industry Award for Export Services [Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)]
2001 Tokyo Fashion Association International Award (Work on the design of natural ventilation in skyscrapers)
2000 Enterprise 50 Award (Government of Malaysia SMIDEC [Small and Medium Size Industries Development Corporation ] with Andersen Consulting) [Malaysia].
2000 Academician of the International Academy of Architecture (Sophia, Bulgaria).
2000 Sir Robert Mathew Award, Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) (London, UK).
1999 Prinz Claus Fonds Award (Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, HRH Prince Claus of the Netherlands. [Netherlands].
1999 Enterprise 50 Award (Government of Malaysia SMIDEC [Small and Medium Size Industries Developpment Corporation] with Andersen Consulting) [Malaysia].
1999 Asia Pacific Distinguished Scholar Award at the Third International Symposium on Asia Pacific Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Hawaii (Honolulu, USA), April 7-9.
1999 UIA Auguste Perret Prize for Applied Technology in Architecture (International Union of Architects) (Paris, France).
1999 Honorary Fellow AIA (American Institute of Architects) [Washington, USA].
1998 Fellow SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects) (Singapore).
1998 Far Eastern Economic Review Innovation Award (Bronze), Far Eastern Economic Review journal [Hong Kong].
1992 The Norway Award for outstanding contribution to quality in the field of architecture [Jotun Paints, Norway].
Awards (for Building Projects):
1998 URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) Ecological Design in the Tropics Design Award for EDITT Tower, Singapore (2nd Prize) in association with Swan & Maclaren Architects (Singapore).
1998 RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects) International Award for the Menara UMNO.
1998 Asian Innovation Awards (Bronze), Far Eastern Economic Review
1998 SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects) Award, Honorable Mention for Menara UMNO, Penang (overseas category).
1997 IPDM (Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers) Award for design excellence (in the Corporate Category) for Conoco Asia Pacific Ltd., Interior.
o 1997 PAM Architectural Awards for the Central Plaza for excellence in design and building [Malaysia].
1996 RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects) International Architecture Award (for the Menara Mesiniaga)[Australia]
1996 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (for the Menara Mesiniaga) [Geneva, Switzerland]
1995 IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities) Award (for the Selangor Turf Club Grandstand) [Germany]
1995 SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects) Design Award (Overseas Category), Honorary Mention (for the Selangor Turf Club Grandstand) [Singapore].
1995 Merit Award, Kenneth F.Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award (for the Roof-Roof House) (Hawaii, USA]
1993 PAM Architecture Award for the Menara Mesiniaga for excellence in design for commercial buildings.[Malaysia]
1993 PAM Architecture Award (Honorary Mention) for Conservation (for the Standard Chartered Bank, Penang) [Malaysia]
1993 IATA (International Award for Innovative Technology in Architecture), Top 20 Finalist, Quaternario [Italy]
1993 2nd MSG/MSID (Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers) commercial interior and display design award for the Seacorp light-fittings.
1991 PAM Architecture Award for commercial building. [Malaysia]
1991 PAM Architecture Award for single residential building (for the MS Tan House) [Malaysia]
1989 PAM Architectural Awards for the IBM Plaza for excellence in design and building [Malaysia]
1989 PAM Architectural Awards for The Weld Interior for excellence in design and building [Malaysia]
1989 Antron Design Award Honorable Mention [USA] (for the Interior Design of J. Walter Thompson Interiors).
1988 Antron Design Award Honorable Mention [USA] (for the Interior Design of British Petroleum [BP] offices).
1987 Commonwealth Association of Architects (London) Commendation (for the book: "Tropical Verandah City") [London]
Competition Prizes:
2001 Highly Commended (2nd place), Green Square Urban Design Competition, Sydney, Australia.
2001 Winnng entry for the Millennium Monument Competition.
2001 Distinction, Taipei Capital Square Urban Design Competition.
o2000 Winning Entry, Southwark Regeneration, Elephant and Castle, Southwark (Submission made jointly with others)
o2000 Winning Entry, Tech-Linx Facilities Competition, Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia].
o2000 Winning Entry, Huannan Masterplan Competition, Huannan, China for Hopsons International plc. (HK).
o2000 Top Three Commendation Entry, "Living in the City" Competition. (Special Commendation).
1999 Winning Entry Singapore National Library, 2-stage Open Competition, (Submitted under Swan & Maclaren Architects), [Singapore].
1997 Winning Entry Subang Jaya Urban Center Masterplan, Selangor. Limited Competition [Malaysia].
1994 3rd Prize Entry Taichung Civic Centre & Town Hall, Taiwan, UIA International Open Competition [Taiwan].
1985 Citation Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Urban Design Open Competition, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia].
1984 1st Prize Penang Swimming Club Masterplan and Extension Open Competition (in association with Laurence Loh Arkitek) Penang, [Malaysia].
Radio and Television Appearances:
Various appearances on the BBC, USA Television, RTM (Malaysia).
Dr. Yeang has also been on BBC Overseas radio programme on several occasions.
NHK (Japan) and the Discovery Channel (Asia) have done feature programmes on the work of the firm.
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