Our Team

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
Panel of Examiner for PPE Examinations


National University of Singapore
Advisor for SDE-AIP Programme


Invited Speaker At

2024 – India Council of Architecture’s International Conference, Vellore, India

2022 – ArchTalk, Canadian University, Dubai 

2021 – BOA Webinar Series: Dialogue with Chu Yang Keng

2020 – SIA Virtual Conference “Architecture Saving Our World”

2019 – SIA Winning Design Philosohpies 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

2023 – SIA Architectural Design Awards, Winner

2023 – INDE Awards, Honourable Mention

2022 – 2A Continental Architectural Awards, Honourable Mention

2022 – SIDA Award Winner

2022 – INDE Awards Finalist

2021 – International Design Awards, Honourable Mention

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


Our Team

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