Professor Dato′ Chin Wai Yeong
Dean of Faculty of Architecture & Built Environment / Vice President for Faculty Development and Management, LUCT
He was once an industry lecturer with Limkokwing University (LUCT) as well as being a visiting lecturer to Tongji University, Shanghai. In 2004, he was honoured with an adjunct professorship by LUCT, is now its Dean of Faculty of Architecture & Built Environment as well as being its Vice President for Faculty Development and Management.
Dato′ Chin Wai Yeong, Malaysian b. 3.8.1939, is by profession a chartered architect, chartered town planner and chartered arbitrator.
He was once an industry lecturer with Limkokwing University (LUCT) as well as being a visiting lecturer to Tongji University, Shanghai. In 2004, he was honoured with an adjunct professorship by LUCT, is now its Dean of Faculty of Architecture & Built Environment as well as being its Vice President for Faculty Development and Management. He was conferred Dato′ship by HE the Governor of Penang for public service merits.
Chin first graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1964, followed by Masters in Town & Country Planning, both from Sydney University, where he was bestowed a Prize Award by its Urban Research Centre. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architect; Associate, Royal Institute of British Architects; Member, Royal Town Planning Institute; Member, Australian Planning Institute and Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Chin started working as an architect for Trenchard Smith & Morgan and Booker & Wilson in Sydney. He then joined the UN team master-planning Singapore as architect planner under the Urban Renewal Department.
Later, he joined the Malaysian Ministry of Housing & Local Government and was made the Director of Eric Talyor Associates, Architects, in Kuala Lumpur, before finally setting up his own private consultancy practice in 1971 till this very day.
Chin is relatively active in public life; he was the President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM); a founder and Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Planners and a Panel on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. He concluded some record 65 arbitration cases to-date; being once the Chairman, PAM Arbitration Panel and a Panel member of Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM). He also served on the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council.
He was appointed on the accreditation panel of the Commonwealth Association of Architects for the schools of architecture in Queensland; Canberra and Tasmania. He similarly was on the LAM/PAM Board of Architectural Education which he had accredited recognition for the architecture schools of UTM and USM. He was an examiner for the LAM/ PAM Part 3 Professional Practice Committee.
Chin was coordinator of the Joint Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Professional Institutes Consultative Committee (JOBPIC); Chairman of DBKL Conservation Committee; MPPJ Technical Committee; Chairman of PAM Architectural Competition Committee; Chairman, LAM Code of Professional Conduct Committee; Member of the Architect Scale of Fees Committee and of the Uniform Building By-laws, 1984.
Prof Chin had served on the Consultative Council of the Housing Ministry; the Eastern and Regional Organization for Housing and Planning (EAROPH) and the Malaysian Organization for Human Settlements (MOHS).
In sports, Prof Chin is currently the Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia; Executive S–E Asia Games Federation Council, Executive Board Malaysian Amateur Athletes Union, Member, Sports Advisory Panel, Executive, National Coaching Board; President, Malaysian Snooker & Billiards Federation and also on the Asian World levels as well as Secretary General, World Confederation of Billiards Sports.
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