KEN YEANG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DATO' DR. AR. KEN YEANG 楊經文


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DATO' DR. AR. KEN YEANG 楊經文

Ken Yeang is an architect and ecologist, known for his signature hyper-green architecture, a field he pioneered since 1971. His work is differentiated as based on the science of ecology, being the originating context for humanity’s activities impacted on the planet, The work has received over 70 awards, including the Prince Claus Award (Netherlands), the LiangSiCheng International Award (China) and others.

His personal awards include the Government of Malaysia’s Merdeka Award, the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the World Association of Chinese Architects Gold Medal, the Siamese Association of Architects Gold Medal, that recognise his work that performs beyond conventional green-rating systems (such as LEED). His work has a distinct visually signature verdant green aesthetic, that ballances the organic (biotic) with the inorganic (abiotic) constituents in built systems as’constructed ecosystems’.

Third-party recognitions include the Aga Khan Award for the Mesiniaga Tower, an IBM franchise) (passive mode bioclimatic). His built projects include the DiGi Data Centre (green walls), the Suasana Putrajaya (biodiversity enhances, recipient of over 7 awards), the Genome Research Building (Hong Kong), National Library, Singapore (green sky-courts), Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Extension, UK (mixed-mode flue low energy). In his projects, he has developed ideas, principles, and systems in ecological and bioclimatic architecture ,contributing advances, which are published in the over 12 books he authored on ecological design.

He early training was at he AA School (Architectural Association, London) and he received his doctorate on the topic of ecological design and planning from Cambridge University, where he Is Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College. Currently, he is the Distinguished Plym Professor at Illinois University. The British newspaper, Guardian names him as “one of the 50 people who could save the Planet".

Ken Yeang is an architect and ecologist, known for his signature hyper-green architecture, a field he pioneered since 1971. His work is differentiated as based on the science of ecology, being the originating context for humanity’s activities impacted on the planet, The work has received over 70 awards, including the Prince Claus Award (Netherlands), the LiangSiCheng International Award (China) and others.

His personal awards include the Government of Malaysia’s Merdeka Award, the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the World Association of Chinese Architects Gold Medal, the Siamese Association of Architects Gold Medal, that recognise his work that performs beyond conventional green-rating systems (such as LEED). His work has a distinct visually signature verdant green aesthetic, that ballances the organic (biotic) with the inorganic (abiotic) constituents in built systems as’constructed ecosystems’.

Third-party recognitions include the Aga Khan Award for the Mesiniaga Tower, an IBM franchise) (passive mode bioclimatic). His built projects include the DiGi Data Centre (green walls), the Suasana Putrajaya (biodiversity enhances, recipient of over 7 awards), the Genome Research Building (Hong Kong), National Library, Singapore (green sky-courts), Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Extension, UK (mixed-mode flue low energy). In his projects, he has developed ideas, principles, and systems in ecological and bioclimatic architecture ,contributing advances, which are published in the over 12 books he authored on ecological design.

He early training was at he AA School (Architectural Association, London) and he received his doctorate on the topic of ecological design and planning from Cambridge University, where he Is Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College. Currently, he is the Distinguished Plym Professor at Illinois University. The British newspaper, Guardian names him as “one of the 50 people who could save the Planet".

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