Ken Yeang
July 28, 2015

YeangKen Yeang, ArMel Scientifics Center for Technology & Public Policy Research Associate on Sustainable Architecture, is one of the world’s leading ecologist-architects. The Guardian named him as “one of the 50 people who could save the planet”. Born in Malaysia, Dr. Yeang studied architecture at the AA (Architectural Association) School in London. He holds a Ph.D from Cambridge. He conducts his architectural and planning practice from offices in London and Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Yeang is known for his ecoarchitecture and ecocity planning, differentiated by his authentic ecological approach and innovative use of clean technologies to create buildings which are at once environmentally efficient, psychologically welcoming and identifiable by a unique “green signature” aesthetic. His innovations in both theory and practice have won him an international reputation as a pioneering exponent of green architecture. Dr. Yeang’s honors include the Aga Khan Award, the Prince Claus Award, the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the World Association of Chinese Architects Gold Medal, the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and the Government of Malaysia’s Merdeka Award.

His books include Designing With Nature: The Ecological Basis for Architectural Design, The Skyscraper, Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer, The Green Skyscraper: The Basis for Designing Sustainable Intensive Buildings, Reinventing the Skyscraper: A Vertical Theory of Urban Design, Eco Skyscrapers: A Manual for Ecological Design, and EcoMasterplanning.

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