Ken Yeang

AA Dip., APAM, FSIA, RIBA, PhD. (Cantab), Hon.FAIA , Professor (Graham Willis Chair, Sheffield University), Adjunct Professor (RMIT, Melbourne)
Born : Penang, Malaysia

1962-1966 - Primary and Secondary School Education at Cheltenham Boys College, Glouscestershire, England
1966-1971 - Graduated in Architecture from the Architectural Asssociation School, London, England
1973 - Landscape Planning studies at Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
1971-1975 - Received Doctorate in Architecture from Cambridge University (Wolfson College), Cambridge, England

Professional Memberships:
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,
Architects Registration Board (United Kingdom),
Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Fellow Member of :
Singapore Institute of Architects
Hon. Fellow Member of:
American Intitute of Architects

Monographs on Ken Yeang by others:
Richards, Ivor (expected 2000), Ecological Skyscrapers, Prestel, Germany (in preparation)
Powell, Robert (1999), The Complete Works of Ken Yeang, Thames & Hudson, London
Van Schaik, L. (1999), Selected Works of T. R. Hamzah & Yeang, Images, Australia
Balfour, Alan (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 and Major Publications authored by Ken Yeang:
Yeang, K. (1999), Designing the Green Skyscraper, Prestel, Munich, Germany.
Yeang, K.(1997), The Skyscraper: Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer, Academy Group, Architectural Design
Yeang,K. (1995), Designing with Nature, McGraw-Hill, USA.
Yeang,K. (1992), The Architecture of Malaysia (1890-1990), Pepin Press, Holland
Yeang,K. (1987), Tropical Urban Regionalism, MIMAR, 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
Yeang,K.(1974), "Bionics: The Use of Biological Analogies in Design", in AAQ No.4 (Architectural Association Quarterly)
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 Service:
1996-1997 Council Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
1993-1996, 1996-1999 Past Vice-Chairman Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (COTBUH)
1994-1996 Past-President of Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers
1993-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997 Past-Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM)
1986-1988 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
1983-1984, 1984-1985 Past President Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM)
1983-1985 Past Vice-President Commonwealth Association of Architects, London
1987 Attended Buckingham Palace Summer Tea Party (July) as Vice-President CAA.

ï Teaching, Lecturing, External Examiner, Professorships, etc.:
1994-1998 Professor (Graham Willis Chair), University of Sheffield
1993-1998, 1998-2003 Adjunct Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT
1988, 1989 External Examiner at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
1986, 1987 External Examiner at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Occasional teaching at University Technology Malaysia & Institute Technology Mara, Malaysia
Lectured at Schools of Architecture in Asia, Europe and USA.
Editorial Advisory Board of Building Research and Information (E&FNSpon, UK)
1997 Editorial Advisory Board of Singapore Institute of Architects Journal
1997 Editorial Advisory Board of Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal
1999 Provost's Distinguished Visitor at the University of Southern California

Practice & Buildings:
Private practice since 1976, with Tengku Dato Robert Hamzah, as T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (Offices in Malaysia, London, China & Australia)
The firm's key area of building & design expertise is in the ecological design of large buildings (incl. tall buildings) and skyscraper technology
The firm's key area of R&D and thoretical expertise are in ecological design (ESD) and passive low-energy design
Also Senior Partner of Swan & Maclaren Architects (Singapore)

Corporate Affairs:
1989 -1997 Director on the Board of MBf Unit Trust (Investment and Public Unit Trust Fund Managers )(A subsidiary of the public listed company, MBf Capital)
1993 Exco Member of the Asean Institute (Institute of South East Asian Business)
1996-1997 Board Member of the Architectural Association Foundation, London (Chairman: Lord Palumbo)

London : "Expo 2005 Tower", AA School, London, May 1998
East Berlin: "Energetics" (with Yeohlee), Aedes East Gallery, Berlin, June 1998
Rotterdam: "Energetics" (with Yeohlee), NAI, Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 1998
New York: "The Skyscraper, Bioclimatically Considered", in The Architectural League of New York, January 1997
London: "Bioclimatic Skyscrapers" in Building Centre, London, February 1995
Berlin: "Bioclimatic Skyscrapers" in Aedes Gallery, West 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. Tokyo, 1985 (with six other architects)

1999 - UIA Auguste Perret Prize for Applied Technology in Architecture
1998 - RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects) International Architecture Award (for the MenaraUMNO)[Australia]
- SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects) Awards 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects) Design Award (Overseas Category), Honorary Mention (for the Selangor Turf Club Grandstand) [Singapore]
- 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]
- PAM Architecture Award (Honorary Mention) for Conservation (for the Standard Chartered Bank, Penang) [Malaysia]
- IATA (International Award for Innovative Technology in Architecture), Top 20 Finalist, Quaternario [Italy]
- 2nd MSG/MSID (Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers) commercial interior and display design award for the Seacorp light-fittings
1992 - The Norway Award for outstanding contribution to quality in the field of architecture [Norway]
1991 - PAM Architecture Award for commercial building. [Malaysia]
- 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]
- PAM Architectural Awards for The Weld Interior for excellence in design and building [Malaysia]
- Antron Design Award Honorable Mention [USA]
1988 - Antron Design Award Honorable Mention [USA]
1987 - Commonwealth Association of Architects (London) Commendation (for the book: "Tropical Verandah City") [London]
1985 - Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Urban Design Citation [Malaysia]
1984 - 1st Prize Penang Swimming Club Masterplan and Extension Design Competition (in association with Laurence Loh Akitek, Penang)

Website : http://www.trhamzah-yeang.com
Internet No : kynnet@pc.jaring.my

T.R.Hamzah & Yeang Sdn.Bhd.
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Tel: 03 4571966 Fax: 03 4561005

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