Llewelyn, Davies, and Yeang, London, U.K.
Distinguished Endowed Plym Professor of Architecture
Deep Green Design
Wednesday, October 11th, 6:00 PM
4 W. Burton Place
You must register to reserve a seat at The Graham Foundation Web site.
Graham Foundation in conjunction with I-Space Exhibit
Dr. Yeang, AA Dip. PhD. (Cantab), APAM, FSIA, RIBA, ARAIA, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIAS, FRSA, is an internationally renowned architect specializing in the design of ‘green’ architecture, or ecologically responsive large buildings and master plans. He has offices in Kuala Lumpur, London, and Beijing, and associate offices in Singapore, Australia, and Germany. He completed his architectural education at the well-known AA (the Architectural Association) School in London. Subsequently, he received his doctorate in architecture at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
His firms’ particular expertise is in the design of high-quality large buildings that are ecologically "sustainable." In this field, Dr. Yeang has pioneered a new genre of tall buildings, referred to as the "bioclimatic skyscraper." His research has led to a number of patents pending. He has designed more than a dozen high-rise towers and over 200 projects worldwide. They include, the 24 storey IBM Plaza, the 29 story Central Plaza, the 21 story Menara UMNO Tower, and the 15 story Menara Mesiniaga (which received the prestigious Aga Khan Award), all in Malaysia, and the 40 story Elephant and Castle Eco Tower in London.
His firm in Kuala Lumpur, T.R. Hamzah & Yeang International, recently completed the National Library in Singapore, which was awarded a Green Platinum Prize, the highest for a green and sustainable building, by the government of Singapore. The firm has received several other international awards including the Prinz Claus Award and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects International Award.
Dr. Yeang has authored numerous key books and articles on skyscrapers and on ecological design, including Designing With Nature (1995), The Green Skyscraper: The Basis for Designing Sustainable Intensive Buildings (2000). His latest book, Ecodesign: Instruction Manual, was published by Academy-Wiley (London) in 2005.
Dr. Yeang has served on the Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), as President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects, and as Chairman of ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia). He is also an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
For more information about the work of Dr. Kenneth Yeang visit the website: http://www.trhamzahyeang.com