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Our Principal – Ar. Chu Yang Keng

Ar. Chu Yang Keng is the founder of IX Architects Pte Ltd. He is an award winning registered ASEAN Architect who practices actively both locally and in the region. Over the years, he has built a diverse portfolio that reflects an interest in a wide range of residential and commercial projects.

Leadership in Regional Practice

Chu has a keen interest in extending his practice to the region. Since the inception of his practice in 2004, he has actively took on design works in various cities in Asia, which include countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and as far as Sri Lanka. Currently, he has a few ongoing projects in the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Design Philosophy

Chu believes that a good architectural design has to take the physical, social, economical and environmental aspects of the particular context into careful consideration.  These ideals are a precursor to his aspiration for the use of nature-centric and environmentally conscious designs that enrich and enliven the quality of life.  Such an emphasis on the interconnected relationship between nature and the built environment not only enhances the spatial experience of the end users, but also creates a functional, sustainable and harmonious sense of place.

Qualification & Accreditation

2018 – Registered Cambodian Architect
2014 – Registered ASEAN Architect
2013 – Registered APEC Architect
2011 – Corporatized IX Architects Pte Ltd
2004 – Founded IX Architects
2002 – Registered Architect BOA
2000 – National University of Singapore
Masters of Architecture
1997 – National University of Singapore
Bachelor of Arts – Arch Studies

Professional Involvement


Singapore Institute of Architects
SMAP Commitee Member


Board of Architects, Singapore
Singapore Panel of Examiner for PPE Examinations


National University of Singapore
Advisor for SDE-AIP Programme


Invited Speaker At

2021 –  BOA Webinar Series: Dialogue with Chu Yang Keng                
2020 –  SIA Virtual Conference “Architecture Saving Our World”                  
2019 –  SIA Winning Design Philosophies and Concepts                                 
2018 –  International Design Award 2AA Barcelona Architecture Forum    
2017 –  Cambodia Architect & Décor                                                                   
2013 –  SIA Practice Convention                                                                          
2012 –  SIA Inspiration Talk                                                                                 
2012 –  World Bex (Manila)                                                                                   

Achievements & Awards
2020 –     Gold Award (Institutional Projects), Arcasia Awards 2020                                                   
2020 –         Special Award (Socially Responsible Architecture), Arcasia Awards 2020                                                           
2020 –  BCA SGBuilds STAR Awards                                                                 
2019 – Singapore Institute of Architects Award, Honourable Mention     
2018 – International Design Award – 2AA Design  Award, Barcelona, Spain
2017 – BCI Asia Interior Design Award                                     
2016 – International Design Award – 2AA Design Award, Vienna, Austria
2015 – BCA Green Mark Gold Award – Industrial Category
2014 – BCA Green Mark Gold Award – Office Category
2013 – Singapore Environmental Council – Eco Office Award
2013 – Promising SME Award
2012 – Singapore Excellence Award
2011 – ISO9001 and ISO14001 Accreditation for IX Architects
2008 – Winner of International Design Award (Vietnam)
2007 – Winner of Residential Apartment Design Competition

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