Curriculum Vitae

 

Laurence Loh Kwong Yu

22 Gerbang Midlands

10250 Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +(604) 227 0076  

Email: laurence@lla.com.my

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Year and Place of birth

1950, Penang, Malaysia

 

Nationality

Malaysian

 

Qualifications

Architectural Association Diploma, London (1974)

Member, Royal Institute of British Architects

Member, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)

Member, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)

Member, International Council On Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS)

Member, Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID)

 

Professional Experience

1971 – 1972              Design Assistant, Architects Team 3, Penang

1973 – 1974             Design Consultant, Low Impact Technology, Cornwall, England on alternative technologies

1974 – 1976             Architect, Architects Team 3, Penang

1976 – 1978             Architect & Chief Administrator, Architects Team 3, Penang

1978 – 1980             Partner, S.B. Cheah & Rakan-Rakan

1980 – 1981             Design & Architectural Consultant, L’Plan Sdn. Bhd.

1981 – 1983             Architect, Building Control Section, Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang

1983 onwards           Principal Architect, Laurence Loh Akitek

1999 onwards           Executive Director, Arkitek LLA Sdn. Bhd.

 

Positions Held in Societies & Public Capacity

1984 – 1985             Member, SPEAD Council

1985 – 1987             Chairman, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Northern Chapter [Institute of Architects, NC], Central Committee member

1985 – 1988, 1991 – 1992, 1994, 2002 – 2006

                                    Member, State Museum Board

1985 – 1986             Member, State Committee for the Penang Bicentennial Festivities & Special Events

1985                           Member, State Committee for the Upgrading of State Town Hall, Dewan Sri Pinang

1985                           Member, Best Building Award Committee, Mainland Local Authority, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

1985 – 1986             Advisor/Consultant, Landscape & Beautification Committee, Penang Island Local Authority, Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang

1996 – 2000            Council Member, Badan Warisan Malaysia (Heritage of Malaysia Trust)

1996 – 2008            Member, State Heritage Committee

1996 – 1997             Member, State Heritage Sub-Committee for drafting of State Conservation Policy

1996 – 1997             Member, State Heritage Sub-Committee for re-drafting of State Conservation Policy

1996 – 1997             Member, Pro-Tem Management Committee, State Heritage Resource Centre

1996 – 2013             Member, Penang Heritage Trust

2000 – 2013            Deputy President, Badan Warisan Malaysia (Heritage of Malaysia Trust)

2000 – 2006           Chairman, Art Gallery Committee

2002 – 2003           Technical Advisor, “Little India” Streetscape Committee

2002 – 2005           Member, Conservation Advisory Panel of the Urban Renewal Authority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

2003 – 2013            Chairman, Technical Sub-Committee for Heritage Consultancy Services, Badan Warisan Malaysia (Heritage of Malaysia Trust)

2014 – 2013             President, Badan Warisan Malaysia (Heritage of Malaysia Trust)

 

UNESCO Heritage Evaluation Missions/Reviewer

2005                          Site Evaluator, UNESCO World Heritage Site, “The Historic Monuments of Macao, China”, ICOMOS Evaluation Mission

Jul-Aug 06               Conservation Expert, Study for Determining the Significance & Future of the Blue House, Macao Mission

Aug 06                      Conservation Expert, Heritage Study Tour, on invitation by the Mayor or Baoshan County, Yunnan Province, China

Sep 06                       Site Evaluator, UNESCO World Heritage Site, “Kaiping Diaolou & Villages, China”, ICOMOS Evaluation Mission 2007

2010 – 2013             Conservation Expert, UNESCO Missions to Lushan, China - Advisory Role to the World Heritage Office in Lushan to build capacity in Conservation Practice

2013                           On-site Project Reviewer, Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort - Aga Khan Trust for Culture Architectural Awards

 

Conservation Awards

1993                           Penang Sports Club Restoration 1939 Honorable Mention, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Architectural Award for Design Excellence in Interiors

1995                           The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion 1880’s Penang Winner, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Architectural Award in Recognition of Excellence Achieved in Conservation Category

2000                          The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion 1880’s Penang Winner, “Most Excellent Project”, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation

2000                          The Khoo Kongsi Pavilion, Cannon Square, Penang 1907 Winner, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Architectural Award in recognition of Excellence achieved in Conservation Category

2002                          ABN-AMRO Bank (1904) Penang Honorary Mention Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Architectural Award for Excellence in Conservation & Adaptive Re-Use Category

2002                          The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka (circa C17th) Winner, “Award of Merit” UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards Culture Heritage Conservation

2003                          The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion 1880’s Penang Winner Merit Award “Best Tourist Attraction” [Attraction with National Identity] Malaysian Ministry Culture, Arts & Tourism

2004                          The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion 1880’s Penang Winner, “Best ASEAN Cultural Preservation Effort” ASEANTA Award of Excellence

2006                          The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka (circa C17th) Winner, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Architectural Award in Recognition of Excellence Achieved in Conservation Category

2008                          Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur Winner, “Award of Excellence” UNESCO Asia-Heritage Awards For Culture Heritage Conservation

2008                          Suffolk House, Penang Winner, “Award of Distinction” UNESCO Asia-Heritage Awards For Culture Heritage Conservation

2010                          Suffolk House, Penang Winner, ‘PAM Award’ 2010, Building Conservation Category, Restoration of Suffolk House, Penang

2011                           Lunas Smokehouse, Kedah Aga Khan Awards shortlist

2012                          Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion – inaugural award from The Edge Malaysia Outstanding Project Award 2012

 

Special Award

2006                          DiGi’s Amazing Malaysians, 2006. The Heritage Architect of Kedah – Restoration of the Lunas Rubber Smokehouse

 

A Selection of Projects from Conservation Portfolio

1.         Khoo Kongsi Main Temple & Stage, Cannon Square, Penang 1906 Clan Temple (full dilapidation survey & restoration)

2.        Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion & Domestic Annexe, Penang Chinese Courtyard House and Late C19th 5 Straits Eclectic houses including 2 museums (conservation & re-use)

3.        Penang State Museum, Farquhar Street, Penang 1896 public school as Museum (conservation & interior redesign)

4.        2-22E Krian Road - 8 Row, Penang 16 Straits Eclectic 1927 houses (conservation & adaptive re-use)

5.        Penang State Chinese Building, Perak Road, Penang Early C20th Straits bungalow [conservation/adaptive re-use]

6.        Leong Fe Building, Leith Street, Penang C19th Anglo-Indian Palladian Mansion (conservation/re-use)

7.        Lum Choon, 55 Beach Street, Penang Early C20th shophouse (conservation & adaptive re-use)

8.        Loo Pun Hong Carpenters’ Guild, Love Lane, Penang 1865 guild temple & association (restoration)

9.        Hong Leong Bank, No. 1 Light Street, Penang Mid C9th Anglo-Indian bungalow (conservation & re-use)

10.      The Mariners Guild/Penang Heritage Trust, Stewart Lane, Penang Early C20th shophouse, Mariners Guild (conservation & re-use)

11.       The Loke Wan Yat Villa, Gurney Drive, Penang 1923 Arts & Crafts sea-side mansion with grounds (restoration)

12.      Taiping New Club, Perak 1892 earliest golf club in the Malay States, gazetted by the Perak State Government 1999 (restoration & refurbishment)

13.       Main Clubhouse, Penang Swimming Club 1903 Timber & brick main clubhouse multi-purpose building (restoration)

14.      Old Xaverians Association Clubhouse, Penang Early 20th Century bungalow (conservation & re-use)

15.       116 Armenian Street, Penang 19th Century George Town shophouse (conservation & re-use)

16.      38 Armenian Street, Penang 19th Century George Town shophouse (conservation & re-use)

17.       Lower Station, the Penang Hill Railway, Penang 1923 Public building (conservation & upgrading)

18.      Seri Mutiara – The Residency of the Governor of Penang 1890 Anglo Indian bungalow (restoration to original)

19.      Suffolk House end 18th Century, Penang Earliest Anglo-Indian “Great House”, built in the estate of Captain Francis Light, founder of Penang, Grade 1 restoration to its 1818 form

20.      Convent Light Street, Penang 19th Century school & 18th Century Government House (advisor)

21.      OCBC Bank Buildings, Beach Street, Penang 3 adjoining commercial buildings ranging from 1885 to 1930, (restoration & adaptive re-use)

22.      Boustead Building, Nos. 1 & 2 Weld Quay, Penang 1892 warehouse buildings (conservation & adaptive re-use)

23.      Penang Heritage Trust Office, Church Street, Penang 1860’s shophouse – showcase restoration funded by World Monuments Watch (re-use as Trust offices & NGO heritage Centre)

24.      Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur 1957 Independence Stadium (restoration)

25.      Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur 1962 National Stadium (restoration)

26.      Lunas Rubber Smokehouse, Kedah Early 20th Century traditional timber smokehouse (restoration & interpretation centre)

27.      Taiping Sanitary Board Building, Perak 1892 Civic building (restoration & adaptive re-use)

28.      The Whiteaways Block, Beach Street, Penang A 1903 commercial town block between Bishop Street & Church Street (restoration)

29.      Strawberry Hill – David Brown’s Penang Hill Very early 19th Century hill top-house (conservation & adaptive re-use)

30.      Convalescent Bungalow, Penang Hill Early 19th Century hill bungalow (conservation & adaptive re- use)

31.       Nga Tsin Wai Walled Village Hong Kong Conservation Plan

32.      Maryknoll Convent, Hong Kong Heritage Management Plan

33.      Kampung Hulu, Melaka 1910’s Straits Eclectic Style Shophouses (conservation & adaptive re-use)

34.      Chowrasta Market, Penang 1890’s famous wet market in George Town, Penang (conservation & partial redevelopment)

35.      Swatow Lane Penang (conservation & restoration of an early 20th century raised timber terrace houses)

36.      Farquhar Street 19th Century Anglo-Indian Palladian bungalows (conservation & adaptive re-use)

37.      Bawasah & Nagore Roads shophouse ensembles (conservation)

38.      Botanica Mansion Cultural Centre 19th Century Anglo-Indian Palladian bungalow (conservation & adaptive re-use)

39.      22 Hale Street, Ipoh 2 early 20th Century shophouses (c0nservation and adaptive re- use as a restaurant cum interpretation centre/museum on the Ipoh Story)

40.      Yeng Keng Hotel 19th Century Anglo-Indian townhouse (conservation and adaptive re-use as a 20-room heritage hotel)

41.      Hutton Lane (conservation, conversion and partial redevelopment of shophouses into a heritage hotel)

42.      Nan Keng Hotel (conservation and adaptive re-use of 3 shophouses into a heritage hotel)

43.      Prangin Terrace (conservation of 6 shophouses)

44.      Muntri Mews (conservation adaptive & re-use of a mews building into a heritage hotel)

 

Publications

1. 1989                      What Makes a Street Memorable?”, Pulau Pinang Magazine, Vol. 5

2. Feb 91                   Conservation on the Move – A Penang Perspective”, Majalah Akitek, Malaysia

3. Apr 94                  Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: The Restoration of the House an Empire Builder”, Working Towards Quality Restoration in Built Heritage, Conservation Seminar Proceedings, URA, Singapore

4. Dec95                   Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion – Conservation & Adaptive Re-use Building Category, Winner”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Majalah Akitek Malaysia

5. Feb 96                  Club Life, Penang Swimming Club Extensions, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Majalah Akitek Malaysia

6. Feb 96                  Facets of a Collective Flavour”, Majalah Akitek 7. Apr 98 “Bukit Merah Laketown Waterpark”, Project Feature, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia

8. 1998                      Chinese Construction & Feng Shui”, “Chinese Temples”, “Chinese Clan Houses”, The Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Vol. 5, Architecture

9. Apr 99                  House of Tanjung Bungah, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia

10. Dec 99                Hong Leong Bank Berhad, 1 Light Street, George Town, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia

11. Oct 00                 Restoration of the Khoo Kongsi Pavilion, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia

12. Oct 00                Penang Swimming Club Extensions, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia

13. Oct 00                 Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia

14. Oct 00                Hillcrest Apartments, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia

15. 2000                   The Architect’s Covenant”, a chapter in “Contemporary Architecture of Penang”, published by PAM Northern Chapter 1

16. 2001                    Chinese Construction & Feng Shui”, “Chinese Temples”, Contributor, Laurence Loh, Architecture Malaysia

17. May 02               Curator’s Notes & Text”, on the Exhibition, Laurence Loh Akitek, Early Views of Penang & Malacca 1660-1880

18. Aug 02                Penang in Pictures”, Foreword, Laurence Loh, Star Publications (M) Berhad – “Glimpses of Old Penang”

19. Jan 03                Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, 1991 – 2000”, Laurence Loh, World Architecture, No. 151, Beijing

20. Jan 03                Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion – Adaptive Reuse”, Laurence  Loh Akitek, World Architecture, Comtemporary Vernacular

21. Feb 03                Laurence Loh’s Masterpieces on Resort & Club Properties”, Laurence Loh, Malaysia Property, Malaysia

22. Jul 03                 In Memory of Chooi Yew Seng [1938 - 1997]”, Foreward, Laurence Loh, Chooi Yew Seng Memorial Exhibition

23. Jul 03                 “Foreign Correspondents – Reporting on Malaysia”, Architecture California (The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, California, Council)

24. 2003                   The Conservation & Adaptive Reuse of ABN-AMRO Bank [1904], Penang, Laurence Loh Akitek, PAM 2002 Award Winners [Honorary Mention], Architecture Malaysia, Vol. 15, No.1

25.2003                    PAM Colour on Buildings Awards, 22 Gerbang Midlands, Penang”, Laurence Loh Akitek, Architecture Malaysia, Vol. 15, No. 1

26. Oct 04                Lakewood Golf & Country Club”, Majalah Akitek Malaysia

27. Mar 07               Suffolk House”, published by HSBC Bank (M) Berhad, Malaysia

28. Apr 07                Sustaining Conservation through Urban Transformation”, Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Journal, Hong Kong

29. Aug 07               Stadium Merdeka – Saving and Reclaiming Malaysia’s Icon of Independence for Present and Future Generations”, Architecture Malaysia

30. Aug 07               Conveying the Spirit of Place”, “Asia Conserved, Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation [2000 – 2004]”

31. Apr 08                Solutions: 1983 – 2008”, “Architecture & Culture”

32. 2009                   Suffolk House”, Heritage Asia

33. Mar 10                Conserving for Change”, Journal of Architectural Education Volume 63, Issue 2

34. Apr-Jun             Languages, Geoffrey Bawa’s Legacy”, Heritage Asia, Volume 2010 6, No. 4

35. 2010                    Design & the Spirit of Place”, Old City, New World, AA Asia Monograph 10

36. Jan 11                 Watch this Space as Heritage takes Centre Stage”, The Edge Financial Daily, 17 Jan 2011

37. Mar 11                The Future is History”, The Edge Financial Daily, 11 Mar 2011

38. Apr 11                 Come Home to Penang”, The Edge Financial Daily, 25 April 2011

39. Jun 11                 The Soft Power of Culture”, The Edge Financial Daily, 6 June 2011

40.Jul 11                   George Town – Where Design & Culture Must Continue to Merge”, Penang Economic Monthly, July 2011

41. Jul 11                   Culture on a Digital Platform”, The Edge Financial Daily, 11 Jul 2011

42. Aug 11                Penang’s First Great House Regains Glory” & “July in Penang – Durian Addicts + Culture Fest Aficionados”, The Edge Financial Daily, 8 July 2011

43. Sep 11                 Heritage Value Index Can Enhance Value of Properties”, The Edge Financial Daily, 12 Sept 2011

44. Oct 11                 Never a Dull Heritage Moment”, The Edge Financial Daily, 10 October 2011

45. Nov 11                 A Fragile World Brand at our Doorstep”, The Edge Financial Daily, 21 November 2011

46. Dec 11                 Blessed by the Magic of Water”, The Edge Financial Daily, 19 December 2011

47. Jan 12                The Blue Triangle, a winning concept”, The Edge Financial Daily, 30 January 2012

48. Mar 12               “Language of Planning Denies the Soul”, The Edge Financial Daily, 5 March 2012

49. Apr 12                “True Face behind the Mask”, The Edge Financial Daily, 9 April 2012

50. May 12               “Island of the Gods”, The Edge Financial Daily, 14 May 2012

51. June 12               “Shared Values, History & Conservation”, The Edge Financial Daily, 11 June 2012

52. July 12               “Projects of Conscience”, The Edge Financial Daily, 9 July 2012

53. Aug 12                “Reclaiming Penang’s Football Legacy”, The Edge Financial Daily, 13 August 2012

54. Sep 12                “Hooked on Heritage”, The Edge Financial Daily, 24 September 2012

55. Nov 12                “Portuguese Connection”, The Edge Financial Daily, 19 November 2012

56. Dec 12                “Traffic Traffic Everywhere”, The Edge Financial Daily, 31 December 2012

57. Mar 13                “Untold Tales of Thaipusam, The Edge Financial Daily, 13 March 2013

58. May 13               “The Next Generation’s Day of Reckoning”, The Edge Financial Daily, 27 May 2013

59. July 13                “Cyber Spying, Terrorism & Governance”, The Edge Financial Daily, 8 July 2013

60. Sep 13                “Gen Y’s Version of Heritage”, The Edge Financial Daily, 30 Sep 2013

 

Judging Panel

2000                          Judge, 1999 – 2000 ACSA/Otis Elevator International Students Design Competition – Urban Housing Plus Integrated Urban Design Solutions, Washington, USA

2001, 2002              Jury Panellist, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture

2004-2007, 2009-2013

                                    Heritage Conservation, Bangkok

2000 – 2013            Judge, Tanjong Heritage Art Competition for Malaysian Art Schools

2011                           PAM Panel of Assessors, PAM Gold Medal Award 2011

 

Organisation of Public Events

1986                          Organising Chairman, International Conference on Urban Conservation & Planning as Chairman of Malaysian Architects Association, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Northern Chapter

1987                           Organising Chairman, Historical Photo Competition & Exhibition jointly organised by The Star Publications Sdn Bhd & Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Northern Chapter

Jun 2002                 Curator, Early Views of Penang & Malacca 1660-1880, Exhibition at Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang

Oct 2002                  Curator, Early Views of Penang & Malacca 1660-1880, Exhibition at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur

2002- 2004             Organising Chairman, Fundraising for Hunter Painting jointly organised by Penang State Museum & Badan Warisan Malaysia

2003                          Organising Chairman, Tasting Asia Food Exhibition as Chairman of State Art Gallery

 

Teaching Experience

1976 – 1979             Tutor, 3rd Year Design Studio, School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia

1986 – 1990            Tutor, 5th Year Design Studio, School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia

1998                          Examiner, Final (6th) Year Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Mara

1999 – 2002            External Examiner, Final (6th) Year Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Mara

2000                          Lecturer & Tutor, 1st Annual Field School for Asian Academy for Heritage Management, UNESCO-ICCROM, Macao

2002 – 2005           Visiting Lecture, Architectural Conservation Programmes, University of Hong Kong

2006                          Lecturer & Trainer, UNESCO Third Sub-Regional South East Asian Teacher Training Workshops on using art to teach about World Heritage

2006                          Lecturer & Trainer, SASEC Training-the-Trainers Workshop for Heritage Guides, Bhutan

2006 – 2012            Lecturer, ICCROM Conservation of Built Heritage Course

2007                          Lecturer & Trainer, UNESCO Cultural Heritage Specialist Guide Programme – Training & Certification, George Town, Penang

2007                          Lecturer, “Principles of Conservation” Architectural Workshop at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Lim Kok Wing University

2009                          Lecturer, Cultural Heritage Management Programme, HKU SPACE

2009 – 2013            Honorary Associate Professor, Architectural Conservation Programmes, University of Hong Kong

2012 – 2013             Course Formulation & Lecturer, Urban Conservation Planning Workshops by Getty Conservation Institute in partnership with Badan Warisan Malaysia (Heritage of Malaysia Trust) & Think City Sdn. Bhd.

 

Conference Papers & Lectures

1. Apr 86                   “Ideas & Trends in High-rise Mass Housing Design” Malaysian Architects Association, PAM Lecture Tour, China

2. Feb 89                  “Streetscapes” Conference & Exhibition on Improving the Visual Environment, organised by the Penang State Government, Penang

3. 1989                      “The End of Architecture” lecture series, University Sains Malaysia, School of Housing Building & Planning, Semester 1, Penang

4. Nov 91                  “Penang Insertions”, AA Asia Design Jamboree, Penang

5. Sep 92                  “The Built Environment for the Future – Directions”, Forum: Past, Present & Future – Environmental Implications, University Sains Malaysia, Housing Building & Planning, Penang

6. Apr 94                  “Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion – The Restoration of the Home of an Empire Builder”, Conservation Seminar – Working Towards Quality Restoration in Built Heritage, Urban Renewal Authority, Singapore

7. Jul 94                   “From Cheong Fat Tze to Zhuhai”, Simposium Seni Bina – Preoccupations, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

8. May 96                 “Designing Within an Urban Vernacular”, Contemporary Use of the Vernacular, AA Asia Workshop, Singapore

9. Aug 96                 “Clubhouses, Penang 1984 – China 1995”, Asia Design Forum No. 7 Bali, Indonesia

10. Nov 96                “A Hakka Empire Builder & the Restoration of his Home in George Town”, 3rd International Hakkaology Conference, Singapore

11. Mar 97                Urbanscapes & Streetscapes”, Seminar on Penang Heritage, organised by Penang State Government, Penang

12. Jul 98                 “Rehabilitation and Reuse of Historic Structures as a Way to Promote Historic Convention”, The Indo-Pacific Pre-history Association [PPA], 16th Congress, Melaka

13. Sep 98                “The Rent Control, Heritage & Conservation – An Architectural Perspective”, The Future of Rent Control Properties, Workshop by Penang State Government, Penang

14. Nov 98                “Sustaining Existing Urban Environments for Tourism Development – A Case for George Town”, 2nd Yokohama Urban Design Forum, Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, Japan

15. Jul 99                 “People & Place – Continuity in the Face of Rent Control Repeal”, Paper to Steering Committee for Repeal of Rent Control, Penang State Government, Penang

16. Nov 99                “Edge of the Rim Architecture Lecture Series”, lecture series, focussing on architectural culture around the Pacific Rim. Organised by California College of Arts & Crafts [CCAC] – Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco, USA

17. Feb 00                “Revitalisation of George Town”, Briefing the Penang State Government, Penang

18. Apr 00                “Surrendering the Visual Environment to Commercial Interests”, Seminar on Planning & Management in Heritage Precincts, Penang

19. Jun 00                “There is Life in Old Buildings”, Seminar on Conservation Models: Re-Use of Historial & Areas. Organised jointly by Yayasan Lestari, the University of Tarumangara, the Indonesian Institute of Architect, the Indonesian Association of Planner & the Institute of Indonesian History Architecture in Jakarta, Indonesia

20. Jul 00                Urban Archaeology Building Restoration in the Urban Context – International Symposium on “Conserving Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Social Economic & Tourism Development – Learning from Bali Cultural Heritage Conservation & International Experiences”, Bali, Indonesia

21. Aug 00                “Conservation Towards World Heritage Listing”, Malacca Portugese Regedors Panel/Malacca Heritage Trust, Melaka

22. Nov 00               “Conserving Taiping for the Future Generations”, Taiping Visitor & Information Centre (TVIC) Talk, Perak

23. Dec 00               “Malaysian Architecture & Heritage – Searching for its Soul”, PAM 80th Anniversary Exhibition at Galeri Petronas “80 Years of Architecture” in Malaysia by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Northern Chapter, Kuala Lumpur

24. Jan 01                “Traditional Chinese Architecture”, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kedah

25. Feb - Mar 01     “Promoting Authenticity – Restoring Traditional Chinese Immigrant Architecture in Penang & Malacca” – UNESCO Conference/Workshop on Conserving the Past – An Asian Perspective of Authenticity in the Consolidation, Restoration & Reconstruction of Historic Monuments and Sites, Hoi An & My Son, Vietnam

26. May 01               “Discussion on Cultural Vibrancy” organised by Socio- economic & Environmental Research Institute [SERI] – Facilitator, round-table, Penang

27. May 01              “Contrasts” Confluence or Conflict”, AA Asia Workshop, Penang Revisited, Penang – Panel Member

28. Jun 01                “Conditions & Practice in Protection, Enhancement & Securing the Long-Term Life of Structure & Fabric”, Penang World Heritage 29. Oct 01 UNESCO conference/workshop for the enhancement of stakeholder co-operation in tourism development & heritage preservation in Asia and the Pacific, in Lijang, China

                                               Speaker & Model Building Guide, “Building Models for involvement & investment by the Tourism Industry in the Sustainability of the Culture Heritage Resource Base & Supporting Infrastructure”

30. Oct 02                Cultural Heritage Management & Tourism: Models for Co- operation among Stakeholders

                                               Speaker & Convenor of Breakout Group, “Income Generation Potential for Adaptive Reuse of Historic Properties”

31. Oct 03                 Cultural Heritage Management & Tourism: Models for Co-operation among Stakeholders

                                               Speaker & Convenor of Breakout Group, “Support & Incentives for Private Conservation Endeavours”

32. Oct 04                Cultural Heritage Management & Tourism: Models for Co-operation among Stakeholders

                                               Facilitator & Mentor, Ladakh, High Attitude Mountain Trading Centres”, Formulating Pilot Action Plans

                                               Facilitator & Presentor, “Models for Involvement & Investment by the Tourism Industry”

33. Apr 02                “Cultural Heritage Conservation An Investment in our Future”, Seminar Pemuliharaan Kulai, UITM Conservation Seminar, Johor

34. Apr 02                “Architecture & Social Heritage Conservation”, The Penang Story International Conference, Penang

35. May 02               “Preserving the Heritage of Asia”, 53rd FIABCI World Congress, Kuala Lumpur [Federation Internationale des Administration de Bien-Counselis Immbiliers]

36. Sep 02                “The Conservation of Urban Heritage: Macao Vision”, “New Use – Old Fit”, International Conference organised by Cultural Institute of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, Macao

37. Sep 02                “Who Designs?, Galeri Petronas Art Conference, Galeri Petronas & the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur – Facilitator, round- table participant, Kuala Lumpur

38. Oct 02                “The Architect’s Convenant & the Penang Context”, Asia- Pacific Design Forum, Designer’s Saturday #1, Teknion, Klang, Selangor

39. Oct 02                “The Role of Heritage NGO’s in Maintaining & Developing Local Culture”, 7th World Leisure Congress, Kuala Lumpur

40. Nov 02               “Penang & Malacca – A Tale of Two Historic Port Settlements”, International Congress on Filipino-Hispanic Architecture, Institute Cervantes de Manila

41. Dec 02                “Learning from Malaysia”, Advanced Materials & Techniques Course, Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong

42. 2002                  Lebuh Acheh Redevelopment, Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment”, Workshop, Regional Meeting of National Trusts, Kuala Lumpur

43. Jan 03                “Anchoring the Heritage Vision: The Historic Island Port Settlement of Penang” UNESCO – Nordic World Heritage Foundation Workshop on Cultural Heritage Management & Tourism Self-Evaluation & Mainstreaming, Penang

44. Mar 03               “Scanning the Future – Architectural & Planning Directions”, IJM Properties Forum on Revitalization Towards Market Leadership, Kuala Lumpur – Guest Speaker

45. Mar 03               “Scanning the Future”, paper for the National Housing & Property Summit on Revitalizing the Property Sector as a Key Engine of Growth, Kuala Lumpur

46. Jun-Jul              “Tourism & Development”, paper for the 27th Session of 03 the World Heritage Committee, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris [Group Presentation of the Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis Periodic Report to be examined by the Committee]

47. Dec 03                Adoptive Reuse – New Use, Old Fit” & “Working Backwards from the “Little India” Experience”, the Asian Academy for Heritage Management, 1st Annual Field School, SAR, China

48. Dec 03               “Learning from Malaysia – Suffolk House & The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion”, Architectural Conservation Programme on Advanced Materials & Techniques of Conservation [Arch 8202], The Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong

49. Jan 04               Part 1: “The Process of Arriving of Conservation Consciousness [Conservation Humanises Architects]”

                                    Part 2: “From Theory to Practice – The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion”, Cultural Heritage Conservation, PAM CPD Seminar, Kuala Lumpur

50. Feb 04                “Challenges in Malaysia”, Beyond the Monument Workshop, Jodhpur, India

51. Apr 04                “Anchoring the Heritage Vision – The Historic Island Port Settlement of Penang”, Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong, Field Study of Penang

52. Apr 04                “Working Backwards from the Little India Experience”, Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong, Field Study of Penang

53. Jul 04                 “Adaptive Reuse – New Use, Old Fit”, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

54. Jul 04                 “Sustaining Conservation through Managing Urban Transformation”, World Monuments Fund, Heritage Conservation – New Alliance for Past, Present & Future: A Shared Responsibility, Colombo, Sri Lanka

55. Nov 04               “The Process of Arriving at Conservation Consciousness”, PAM CPD Seminar 2004, Cultural Heritage Conservation Module 1, PAM Northern Chapter, Penang

56. Dec 04               “Conservation & Adaptive Reuse & the Bawa Gardens, 1940’s Sri Lanka”, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

57. 2004                   “Galle, Sri Lanka – World Heritage Site Since 1988”, Penang Heritage Trust, Penang

58. Feb 05                “Conserving Suffolk House”, Jabatan Kerja Raya, Penang

59. Apr 05                “Conservation Best Practice Case Studies”, PAM CPD Seminar, Kuala Lumpur

60. Aug 05               “Conserving for Change, Projects of Laurence Loh Akitek, Architectural Conservation Programme, Asia Design Forum Kuala Lumpur

61. Dec 05                “Conserving for Change”, Hong Kong University, Architectural Conservation Programmes, Hong Kong

62. Dec 05               “Conserving for Change”, Hong Kong University, Architectural Conservation Programmes, Hong Kong

63. Feb 06                “Conservation Best Practice Case Studies”, Equator Academy of Art & Conservation Course, Penang

64. Mar 06              “Cultural Heritage Conservation”, Developing a Consciousness Architectural Colloquium 2005, Lim Kok Wing University College, Kuala Lumpur

65. May 06              “From Theory to Practice: Cheong Fatt Tze – the Blue Mansion”, Cultural Heritage Conservation Conference, Bohol, Philippines

66. Aug 06               “World Heritage Sites”, the Provincial Government of Baoshan County, China

67. Nov 06               “World Heritage”, Conference on Urban Heritage Conservation, Sarawak Museum Department, Kuching Sarawak 68. Nov 06 “The Spirit of Place: Blue is the Colour”, Asia Pacific Space Designers Association [APSDA] Congress & Conference [Theme ‘Old is New’], Kuala Lumpur

69. Mar 07               ICCROM Built Heritage Course – Treatments/Interventions, Rome

                                               The use of Conservation Indicators to benchmark the process from planning to work on site – a self-auditing system. Paper Title: “Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion – Conservation Indicators”

                                               Case Study: Rebuilding the Image – An expose of the restoration of Suffolk House in Penang. Paper Title: “Conserving Suffolk House”

70. Apr 07                “Sustaining Conservation Through Managing Urban Transformation”, The Hong Kong Institute of Planners & Urban Planning Society of China, Conference on “When Creative Industries Crossover with Cities”, Hong Kong

71. May 07               “The Shophouse Legacy Acheen Street: A Microcosm of Changing Values”, International Conference by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Evolutions & Rehabilitation of the Asian Shophouses, Hong Kong

72. Jul 07                 “Conserving for Change”, The Asia Cultural Cooperation Forum [ACCF] 2007 Symposium on “Living Urban Heritage”, Hong Kong

73. Aug 07                “The Spirit of Place”, Asia Conserved, UNESCO Book Launch at Phra Racha Wang Derm Palace, Bangkok

74. Nov 07               “The Architect’s Covenant – Embedding Values within the Realm of Change, Nurturing Ideas to Engage the Future”, PAM Design Lecture Series, Kuala Lumpur

75. Jun 08                “Heritage Conservation Education in Malaysia – Working with Children” and “Urban Conservation – Policies, Legislation & Building Codes: Issues & Challenges”, Getty Conservation Institute-UNESCO-SAMEO-SPAFA Directors Retreat, Chiang Mai, Thailand

76. Jun 08               “The Architect’s Covenant – Embedding Values Within the Realm of Change, Sustaining Culture, Engaging the Future”, Tranxxit 20th Architectural Jamboree, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

77. Jun 08                “The Cultural Significance of the Rubber Research Institute”, Rubber Research Institute, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur [Ministerial Visit]

78. Jul 08                 “21st Century Impressions of George Town & Penang”, Sustainable and Liveable Cities – City as a Living Space, Workshop, Second Sustainable Penang Initiative 2, Penang

79. Aug 08               “Urban Legacies Cultural Continuity & Contemporary Discourse”, My Tropical Architecture Seminar by PAM, Kuala Lumpur

80. Aug 08               “Culture Value Engineering”, Heritage Gathering & Workshop Heritage Conservation #Economic Development?, Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia

81. Sept 08               “Suffolk House 1811 – In the Footsteps of Francis Light”, PAM Monier CPD Seminar, Kuala Lumpur

82. Oct 08                “Legacy: Conserving for Change”, Jack Zunz Forum, Penang

83. Nov 08               “Promoting the Living Culture of George Town: Local Initiatives”, Khazanah Penang Lecture in conjunction with a lecture by Mr Richard Engelhardt, Special Adviser to UNESCO, on “How to Manage a World Heritage Site”, Penang

84. Dec 08               “Sustaining Heritage Capital, The City of George Town World Heritage Site”, 2008 Realtors Conference, Penang

85. Dec 08               “Post Heritage George Town as a Catalyst for Change”, Positioning Penang for Sustainable Growth, Dialogue on Penang’s Future Growth Strategy, George Town, Penang, jointly organised by Khazanah Nasional Berhad & the World Bank

86. Jan 09               HKU Space Cultural Heritage Management Course, HKU Department of Architecture, Hong Kong

                                               Lecture 1: “The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: Conservation Indicators”

                                               Lecture 2: “Interpretation Begins on Day One”

                                               Case Study: “Sustaining Our Heritage Legacy: Conserving for Change

87. Feb 09                “Embedding the Heritage Vision through Local Initiatives, Forum – Network for Urban Features in South East Asia, The Penang Heritage Trust & Badan Warisan Malaysia, Penang

88. Mar 09              HKU ACP Arch Conservation Management Practice, Hong Kong

                                               Lecture 1: “The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: Conservation Indicators & Spirit of Place”

                                               Lecture 2: “A Site in Danger, George Town World Heritage Site”

89. Apr 09               ICCROM – Course on Conservation of Built Heritage, Resource Person, Rome

                                               Lecture 1: “Sustaining Heritage through Managing Urban Transformation”

                                               Lecture 2: “Use of Conservation Indicators to Benchmark the Process from Planning to Work on Site – a Self Auditing System”

90. Apr 10                ICCROM – Course on Conservation of Built Heritage, Resource Person, Rome

                                               Lecture 1: “Use of Conservation Indicators to Benchmark the Process from Planning to Working on Site”

                                               Paper 2: “Spirit of Place”

91. Apr 10                 ARCH8104 – Management & Practice in Conservation, ACP Hong Kong University, Lecturer

                                               Lecture 1: “Conserving for Change”

                                               Lecture 2: “Conservation Indicators”

                                               Lecture 3: “Case Study from Penang – Suffolk House (1811)

                                               Lecture 4: “Spirit of Place”

                                               Lecture 5: “Managing World Heritage Sites – Issues & Challenges

92. Apr 10                “The Spirit of Place”, Presentation at the Institute of Tourism Studies, Macao

93. Aug 10                Design & the Spirit of Place: In search of the new Malaysian Agenda”, 4thThinklab Design Conference, Kuala Lumpur

94. Nov 10                “Adapting Heritage Tourism For Culture Tourism”, Lushan Villas, Presentation & Restoration Consultation Meeting, Lushan, China

95. Nov 10                “Empowering the Culture Profession – Conservation Best Practice Projects from Home and Abroad”, PAM CPD Seminar, Kuala Lumpur

96. Dec 10                “Adapting Heritage for Tourism – The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion as a Case Study”, People & Places: Symposium on the Conservation of Heritage Places for Communities and Tourism, Hong Kong

97. Jan 11                 “Empowering the Culture Profession – Conservation Best Practice Projects from Home and Abroad”, PAM CPD Seminar, Sabah Chapter, Kota Kinabalu

98. Jan 11                 “Current State of and Future Tasks for Conservation of Wooden Heritage in Malaysia”, Human Resources Development for the Transmission of Traditional Skills: National Approaches and Their Application to Woodworking”, International Conference, Nara, Japan

99. Mar 11                “Local Issues Beyond the World Heritage Site”, Public Forums & Workshops on Progressing with Heritage, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang

100. Mar 11              ARCH8104 – Management & Practice in Conservation, ACP Hong Kong University, Lecturer

                                               Lecture 1: “Conserving for Change”

                                               Lecture 2: “Conservation Indicators”

                                               Lecture 3: “Case Study from Penang – Suffolk House (1811)

                                               Lecture 4: “Spirit of Place”

101. Jun 11                Conserving Penang’s Cultural Heritage “Embedding the Spirit of Place”, 21st Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society Congress Penang

102. Jun 11               Conservation Best Practice Projects, Asia Pacific Examples “Empowering the Culture Profession”, Cultural Heritage – Challenges & Opportunities 17th ASEF University at Cenpris USM Penang

103. Jul 11                “Immersive Heritage”, Datum: KL, Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2011

104. Jul 11                Expanding the experience of World Heritage Sites – the Penang Context, Digital Art & Culture Festival at Suffolk House, Penang

105. Aug 11               Melaka and Penang, Historic Centres on the Straits of Malacca”, Talks to the Secretario Municipal de Patrimonio e Desenvolviment Urbana, Ouro Preto, and Secretario Municipal de Partimonio, Rio, Brazil

106.Oct 11                “Contemplating Penang’s Future”, Aga Khan Penang Symposium, Penang: Past, Present & Future

107. Nov 11               “The Pilot Villa Restoration Project”, Lushan Villas Preservation & Restoration Programme, Lushan, China

108. Dec 11               “Managing Heritage Organisations: The Heritage of Malaysia Trust” - International Conference on Heritage Conservation 2011, Conservation & Development – Partners or Rivals? Hong Kong

109. Dec 11               CHIA Workshop, Regional Meeting of National Trusts, Lebuh Acheh Redevelopment, Penang”, Architecture Conservation Programme, Mini Conference, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

110. Mar 12              ARCH8104 – Management & Practice in Conservation, ACP Hong Kong University, Lecturer

                                               Lecture 1: “Conserving for Change”

                                               Lecture 2: “Conservation Indicators”

                                               Lecture 3: “Case Study from Penang – Suffolk House (1811)

                                               Lecture 4: “Spirit of Place”

111. Apr 12                ICCROM – Course on Conservation of Built Heritage, Resource Person, Rome

                                               Lecture 1: “Measuring Conservation Success”

                                               Lecture 2: “Spirit of Place”

                                               Lecture 3: “Urban Conservation –Ethics of Heritage”

112. May 12              “Interpretation of Conservation Guidelines for conservation areas, built & tangible heritage”, Urban Conservation Planning in Malaysia by Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with Badan Warisan Malaysia and Think City Sdn. Bhd., Penang

113. May 12              “Integrated Urban Conservation Planning, Urban Conservation Planning in Malaysia by Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with Badan Warisan Malaysia and Think City Sdn Bhd., Penang

114. Jul 12                “Heritage Building Conservation Projects in Malaysia”, Expert Talk Programme by the Architects Division of Jabatan Kerja Raja, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

115. Aug 12               “A Vision for an International Liveable City”, a Public Dialogue with the Chief Minister of Penang

116. Nov 12               “Integrated Urban Conservation Planning, Sustaining our Historic Urban Landscapes” Bridging Old & New, Towards Future Sustainable Built Environment, UTM, Johor

117. Mar 13               ARCH8104 – Management & Practice in Conservation, ACP Hong Kong University, Lecturer

                                               Lecture 1: “Historic Urban Landscape, Penang Case Study”

                                               Lecture 2: “Spirit of Place”

                                               Lecture 3: “Measuring Conservation Success”

                                               Lecture 4: “Suffolk House, Part 1”

                                               Lecture 5 : “Suffolk House, Part 2”

118. Mar 13              “Mountain Lushan Villa Pilot Restoration Project – Conserving Little’s Villa, Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists

119. Apr 13               “Spirit of Place”, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2013 Semester Built Environment Research Seminars

120. Apr 13               “Planning & the Management of Change”, The University of New South Wales, Faculty of the Built Environment, Master in Urban Development & Design Program

121. Apr 13               “The Spirit of Place”, International Day for Monuments & Sites, Adelaide City Council

122. Jul 13                “Immersive Heritage”, One Academy ID Week 2013, Penang – Guest Speaker

123. Oct 13               Lectures delivered at the Urban Conservation Planning Workshop, Penang:- Historical Perspectives – Cultural Diversity & Paradigm Shifts” “Cultural Mapping as a Planning Tool” “Understanding Values – Crafting solutions through Critical Assessment” “Planning & the Management of Change”

124. Nov 13              “Spirit of Place, The Georgetown Narrative: Managing Change Through Continuity”, Conference on Affordable Housing Through CDF, Penang

125. Nov 13              “From Rags to Riches, A Third re-Generation Narrative, Experiences in Conservation of Privately-owned Historic Properties in Malaysia”, Conservation Conference, Development Bureau of Hong Kong & University of Hong Kong

 

Conferences/Workshops

May 98                     “Heritage Partnerships – Wider Perspective”, Conference/Workshop, London co-ordinated by The National Trust for England, Wales & Northern Ireland – Rapportuer

May 99                     “The Economics of Heritage”, Conference/Workshop on the Adaptive Reuse of Historic Properties in Asia and the Pacific, organised by UNESCO– Facilitator, Moderator, Roundtable Panellist, Penang & Melaka, Malaysia

                                               Dec 03 UNESCO – Nordic World Heritage Foundation Workshop on Cultural Heritage Management & Tourism Self-Evaluation & Mainstreaming – Lead Facilitator & Panel Expert, Workshop Organiser, Penang

                                               Jul 04 Session 4: Heritage & Culture, Commonwealth Association of Planners, International Conference – Chairman

                                               Paper: “Place Making & Sustainable Communities in Urban Development”

Dec 07                       UNESCO-EIIHCAP Regional Meeting: Safeguarding Intangible Heritage Sustainable Cultural Tourism, Opportunities & Challenges, Working Group Sessions – Resource Person

Jun 08                      Asian Academy Heritage Management Strategy Meeting, Discussions on Heritage Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, Chiang Mai, Thailand – Resource Person

Dec 08                      Position Penang for Sustainable Growth, a Dialogue on Penang’s Future Growth Strategy, Session 4: Transforming Penang into a Liveable & Sticky Space – Resource Person

Jul 11                         Making Penang a Top 25 Liveable City. Expert Review Workshop – Resource Person