Advisory Group, Member (1993-present)
Regional Representative, Asia (1993-2006)
Committee; Publications, Chair (1995-2000)
Conference, Speaker (Amsterdam, 1995; Mumbai, 2010)
Award Recipient, Lynn S. Beedle Achievement (2006)
UK / Malaysia
Llewelyn Davies Yeang / Hamzah & Yeang
Ken Yeang is an architect-planner, and one of the leading ecodesigners, theoreticians, and thinkers in the field of green design. After having studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London, his work on the green agenda started in the 70s with his doctoral dissertation for the University of Cambridge on ecological design and planning. Yeang is the author of several books on ecological design, and the design of green skyscrapers including The Skyscraper, Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer (1996) published by Wiley-Academy, The Green Skyscraper: The Basis for Designing Sustainable Intensive Buildings (1999) published by Prestel (Germany), Revinventing the Skyscraper: The Vertical Theory of Urban Design (2002) published by Wiley-Academy. He holds the Chair of the distinguished Plym Professor at the University of Illinois and Adjunct Professorships at the University of Malaya and University of Hawaii and recently received a D.Lit. (Hon) from the Sheffield University. A principal of Llewelyn Davies Yeang (UK) and its sister firm, Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia), Ken Yeang is regarded as the father of the ‘bioclimatic skyscraper’, and is well known for designing signature green buildings and master plans, and for his pursuit of an ecological aesthetic in his designs.
His published books and research papers in the field of Tall Buildings include:
YEANG, K. (2008). Ecoskyscrapers and Ecomimesis: New tall building typologies. Proceedings of the CTBUH 8th World Congress, 3rd-5th March 2008. Dubai, UAE. Published by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago. pp.84-94.
YEANG, K. (2007). Designing the Eco Skyscraper: Premises for Tall Building Design. Journal of the Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Volume 16, Issue No.4. UK. December 2007. pp.411-427.
YEANG, K. (2000). The Ecological (or Green) Approach to Design. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Journal 2000, Issue I. Chicago, USA. pp. 7-15.