Dr. Ken Yeang is an architect-planner, ecologist, and author who is best known for his signature and innovative green buildings and master plans. He is regarded as one of the foremost designers and noted authorities on ecologically responsive architecture and planning. He has authored several books on ecological design and tall building design.
His latest is, Ecodesign: Manual for Ecological Design, published by John Wiley & Sons (UK). He has pioneered the passive low-energy design of tall buildings, which he calls the ‘bioclimatic skyscraper’. He has received numerous awards for his work and designs that include the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the RAIA International Award, the Prinz Claus Award, and the UIA August Perret Award.
His key built works include the Menara Mesiniaga tower (Malaysia), the National Library (Singapore) and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Extension (UK). He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, past Chairman of ARCASIA and has served on the Royal Institute of Architects Council. He is the distinguished Plym Professor at the University of Illinois, and Adjunct Professors at the University of Hawaii and University of Malaya. He is a principal of the UK architect and planning firm, Ken Yeang Design International (UK) and its sister company, Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia).
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