Principal Architect

Mr Chu2

About Chu Yang Keng

Mr 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 aspires to create outstanding environmentally conscious designs that inspire and enhance the quality of life. A good architectural design has to respond well to its particular context, taking the physical, social and economic aspects into careful consideration. Design emphasis is also placed on the intertwined relationship between the natural and build environment, where we consciously create harmonious, sustainable and functional spaces.

Qualification & Accreditation

2018 – Registered Cambodian Architect
2014 – Registered ASEAN 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

2009 to 2014 – Singapore Institute of Architects
SMAP Committee Member
2015, 2016, 2017 Board of Architects, Singapore
Appointed Panel of Examiner


Invited Speaker At

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

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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