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News & Events ICONS: Malaysian Architects Global Acclaim Showcase of 28 “stellar” projects by Malaysian architects; Eco-architect extraordinaire Kenneth Yeang on eco-design. TAKING CENTRE STAGE at ICONS: Malaysian Architects Global Acclaim, a month-long exhibition held at University Malaya from 1 - 31 December 2015 are notables of international repute, whose contributions to the field of architecture and design have been nothing less than exemplary, if not outstanding. Organised by the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya (FBEUM), in collaboration with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), and in conjunction with the Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB) 20th anniversary, the event showcased the achievements of Malaysian architects whose works have earned global acclaim and accolades. These latter includes the ASEAN Energy Award, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, ARCASIA Awards for Architecture, SIA Architectural Design Awards and other similar prestigious awards between 1995 and 2015. 26 Building & Investment | As well as 28 “stellar” projects by Malaysian architects, the exhibition’s agenda, along with conservation, sustainable green buildings and timber structures, also included a complementary programme of talks by pillars of the profession in Malaysia such as Dato’ Dr Ar Ken Yeang of T.R. Hamzah & Yeang, Ar Hijjas Kasturi of Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn Bhd and Ar Sonny Chan of CSYA Pte Ltd. Amongst these icons, eco-architect extraordinaire, author and more, Dato’ Dr Ar Ken Yeang, of T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd, named by the Guardian, UK as “one of the 50 people who could save the planet”, presented on ‘Eco-architecture and Ecomasterplanning: Key ideas that drive our work’. “I think buildings should imitate ecological systems….no waste to materials used in an ecological sy