Asia's Future Leading Architects will Head to Malaysia in 2014

January 22, 2013

Malaysia will host Asia’s future leading architects in 2014 when they convene in the country for the 16th Asian Congress of Architects 2014 (ACA 2014).

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) announced the congress will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

ACA is a regional congress held every two years, attended professionals and students from member countries of the Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA). The main objective of the congress is to facilitate Asian talents of architecture to travel around the region and gain in-depth exposure in architectural environments of member countries, according to institution officials.

The congress also coincides with the institution’s annual meetings which deliberates and presents collective directions of the architectural industry of the region.

“MyCEB is delighted to once again play its role as a support of a bid win to strengthen Malaysia’s position as Asia’s Business Events Hub,” said Zulkefli Sharif, CEO of MyCEB.

Sharif added, “Our win for ACA 2014 is a great announcement to start the year. We hope that the congress would successfully stimulate fresh ideas from these aspiring architects through intellectual exchange of knowledge and experience which would then translate to a collective contribution to the progress of the industry, both locally and regionally.”

The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) is the national professional institute representing architects in Malaysia. Founded in 1920, the institute today is an active member of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA).

 ARCASIA was formed as a regional centre to address environmental designs and unity amongst it six founding Asian Member Institutes including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Today, ARCASIA has grown to 18 members of institutes from Asia including members from Japan and Korea.

“As a member of ARCASIA, we are honoured to host ACA again after 1984 and 2000 which have collectively brought in 800 delegates into the country,” said Ar Hj Saifuddin bin Ahmad, president of PAM.

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