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Ar. Chan Chin Yeow

Ar. Chan Chin Yeow studied architecture in University Sains Malaysia, Penang and obtained his B.Arch in 1996 and thereafter, his M.Sc in Town Planning in 2000. After gaining vast experience in the architecture field, he finally founded his very own practice, CY Chan Architect (CYCA) in 2010. Over a decade, CYCA has worked on a diverse portfolio of built works which extended from master planning to private houses, both locally and overseas, mainly China & Cambodia. Throughout the years, CYCA has been honoured with numerous architectural awards for the recognition of his works including PAM Awards 2017 (Single Residential - Gold), PAM Building of the Year 2017 (Twinkle Villa), MBAM-PAM Architectural Design Competition 2017 (Joint 2nd Prize), 2017 TIDA International Home of the year (Runner-up) & etc. In his efforts to impart his knowledge to encourage local young architects, Ar CY Chan has shared his knowledge at a few local universities and various forums. He is also actively sharing his ideas through local architectural events and exhibitions and was invited to participate in some of them - WUF9 PAM Chill & Chat lectures, PAM Ten House Exhibition 2017, PAM MY.Hse Pilot Project 2018. Ar. CY Chan has a very strong passion in customizing alternative solutions from ordinary prototype in mass build environment for every single project that seeks to create choices. CYCA believe the purpose of built environment is not solely fulfilling the needs of living shelter by adopting the same homogeneous urban pattern & built form prototype, but allows alternative orders within the same habitats, thereby reflecting the diverse value of social equilibrium, the community living and integration of natural settlement and its sustainability.