Ken Yeang: Green Design and Planning

Department of Architecture Spring 2009 Lecture Series

Ken Yeang is an architect-planner, ecologist, and author who is best known for his innovative green buildings and master plans. He is regarded as one of the foremost designers and a noted authority on ecologically responsive architecture and planning. He has authored several books on ecological design and tall building design. His latest is, Ecodesign: Manual for Ecological Design, published by John Wiley & Sons (UK). He has pioneered the passive low-energy design of tall buildings, which he calls the “bioclimatic skyscraper.” He has received numerous awards for his work and designs that include the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, RAIA International Award, Prinz Claus Award, and UIA August Perret Award. His key built works include the Menara Mesiniaga tower (Malaysia), the National Library (Singapore), and Great Ormond Street Hospital Extension (UK). He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, past chairman of ARCASIA and has served on the Royal Institute of Architects Council. He is the distinguished Plym Professor at the University of Illinois, and an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii and University of Malaya. He is a principal of the UK architect and planning firm, Llewelyn Davies Yeang and its sister company, Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia).

Reception and book signing to follow in Hartell Gallery, Sibley Dome.

This lecture is part of the FXFOWLE Foundation Lecture Series on Sustainability, Urbanism and Design