Ken Yeang is Principal Architect at T R Hamzah & Yeang International, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He studied architecture at the AA School (Architectural Association), London, and received a PhD in architecture from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Both a practicing professional and research academic, Ken Yeang is the Distinguished Plym Professor at University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana, and has been the Professor of Practice at Texas A & M University, the Graham Willis Professor at University of Sheffield, the Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar at University of Southern California, Advisory Professor at Tongji University (Shanghai), Honorary Professor at University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Hawaii, University of New South Wales, Curtin University, University of Malaya, Deakin University and Visiting Eminent Scholar at Florida Atlantic University.
He is best known for his signature deep green architecture and masterplans and has completed over 200 built projects. His key works include the Roof-Roof House (Malaysia), Menara Mesiniaga (Malaysia), National Library Singapore, Solaris (Singapore), Spire Edge Tower (India), DiGi Data Centre (Malaysia), Ganendra Art House (Malaysia), Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Extension (UK), and the Genome Research Building (Hong Kong). He was described by The Guardian as one of the world’s leading green skyscraper architects.
He has received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (for the Menara Mesiniaga), the Prince Claus Award (Netherlands), the UIA (International Union of Architects) August Perret Award, the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal (2011), the WACA (World Association of Chinese Architects) Gold Medals (for the Solaris Building, 2011 and for the National Library Singapore), as well as the Government of Malaysia’s ‘Darjah Mulia Pangkuan Negen (DMPN) award (regarded as the Malaysian equivalent of the UK’s OBE).
He was a member of the master jury of the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture in 2007.
Ken Yeang was a member of the Holcim Awards jury in 2005, and winner of the Holcim Awards Bronze for Asia Pacific in 2011 for the Ecologically-designed retail and commercial building in Putrajaya, Malaysia.