Ecoarchitecture and Ecomasterplanning: The Work of Ken Yeang
Ken Yeang will discuss an approach to green and sustainable design based on the science of ecology. He will show how ecology and the ecosystem influence the design and planning of the built environment while offering a theoretical descriptive (non-stochastic) model for ecological design. Yeang's work will illustrate the ideas and principles that he presents.
Ken Yeang is an architect, planner and ecologist who is best known for green architecture and masterplans that are driven by an ecology based approach and design work with a distinctive green aesthetic that performances beyond conventional rating systems. He trained at the AA School (Architectural Association) and received his doctorate from Cambridge University on ‘ecological design and planning’. His key buildings include the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Extension (UK), Solaris (Singapore), National Library (Singapore), Mesiniaga Tower (Malaysia), Spire Edge Tower (India), Genome Research Building (Hong Kong), Suasana Putrajaya (Malaysia). He is principal of T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) with offices in the UK and China. He was awarded the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the Government of Malaysia Merdeka Award, the Architectural Society of China Liangsicheng Award 2016 and others. He holds the chair of the Distinguished Plym Professor at the University of Illinois. The UK Guardian newspaper named him as one of 50 individuals who could save the planet (2008).