Wednesday, 16th January 2019,6:55:35pm

Architect’s Appointment

Date: 13th October 2018, Saturday
Speaker: Ar. Sunny Chan Hean Kee
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Dewan President, Level 2 PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Speakers' Biography

SUNNY CHAN HEAN KEE is a director of Akitek Tenggara Sdn Bhd. Born in Malacca in 1947 and earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 1972. He was elected a Corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1975 and has been a Corporate member of PAM, and registered with LAM since 1981. On 23 July 2010, he was elected a Fellow of PAM.

He has worked in London with Fitzroy Robinson Partnership for 7 years before returning to Kuala Lumpur to work for 2½ years with Jabatan Perlaksanaan Projek Khas, DBKL. In 1981, Sunny joined Akitek Tenggara and since then, his working experience is extensive in the range of architectural services from design development to completion of building with Certificate of Occupation for single unit building, housing, offices, institutional and commercial developments. He had held several posts in PAM, involved in many of its activities from 1987 especially in the field of education and has served in the Education Committee, Practice & Housing Committee, as well as a Council Member from 1991 to 1994 and 1998 to 2001. He is presently serving in the PAM Community Program – Architects Meet the Public Session. He presently serves in LAM’s Panel Peperiksaan Bahagian, Profesional Bahagian III and Majlis Peperiksaan Senibina.


  1. Why the need of An Appointment letter
  2. Who is An Architect
  3. When can you call yourself a professional Architect and type of practices
  4. Who is a client/who is an employer
  5. Conditions of engagement of professional Architect
  6. Code of professional conduct for professional Architect
  7. Appointment letter : state contents of your offer and define the scope of works/ services.
  8. Engagement based on Architects (scale of minimum fees) rules 2010
  9. Engagement based on basic services
  10. Engagement under which category of works.
  11. Establish quantum of fees
  12. Memorandum of Agreement between the client and the professional Architect for
    Architectural consultancy services.
  13. Essential items to be understood and agreed between the professional Architect and the
    client :
    1. Fee amount
    2. Intervals of payment
    3. Reimbursable
    4. Architect's power on variation orders
    5. Failure to pay fees
    6. Termination
  14. Architect's reponsiblities & liabilities to the client under agreement and the law. Architect
    has an obligation under :
    1. Contract
    2. Common Law
    3. Satute Laws
    4. Other obligations
    5. Invoicing/Bilings

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Mizan Home; From Dreams to Reality

Date: 22 September 2018, Saturday
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Dewan President, Level 2 PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Learning Architecture

Date: 12th September 2018, Saturday
Speaker: Dr. Nigel Taylor
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Reception and registration starts 7.00pm. Lecture starts on time at 7.45pm
Venue: Black Box, Publika Solaris Dutamas

Speakers' Biography

Anne Boddington is Professor of Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation at Kingston University in the UK. She is also the Sub Panel Chair for Art &Design: History, Practice & Theory for the U.K.’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Professor Boddington was educated as an architect, an urbanist and subsequently as a cultural geographer. She has over thirty years of leadership, management experience in teaching, research and civic engagement that extends across architecture, art, design and humanities in higher education both across the UK and internationally. She is an experienced chair and has held government and governance roles across the creative and cultural sector including as trustee of the Design Council, an independent college Governor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) and a member of the advisory board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She has an international reputation in creative education and research and has been a partner, a collaborator, a reviewer and evaluator for a wide range of internationally funded projects and reviews across many different nations in Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Southern Asia and North America.

Architectural education has seen relatively little change in fifty years, although our societies, cities and the practice of architecture are now almost unrecognisable. This lecture reflects on the relationships and forms of dialogue between the academy and the architectural profession and posits a series of questions as to the skills, knowledge and competencies new generations of architects might need, where and how these might be learned and whose responsibility it is to teach them. It will present the traditional relationships of these two bodies and explore how that dialogue might be more beneficial both in how and what we teach within the academy and how students learn in practice and particularly in the ways we might consider more collaborative research such that it is beneficial for the profession, for universities and as part of student learning – as part of being an ‘architectural apprentice’. The lecture draws on experience and expertise from a lifetime in higher education and on the work of scholars from architecture, arts, humanities and social sciences in particular Manuel Castells and Richard Sennett. It asks questions of our current educational and professional frameworks and their capacity to develop a more open dialogue in the interests of architecture.

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Reception and Registration start from 7.00pm , Lecture starts on time at 7.45pm. Members requiring CPD points are reminded to register before the event with PAM
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PAM Public Lectures programme, is organized by the PAM CPD/DLS Committee 2017-2018.