Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) — Malaysian Institute of Architects — is the national professional institute representing architects in Malaysia. PAM’s mission statement is "To promote the advancement of architecture and the architectural profession for the betterment of society".
Founded in 1923 as the Institute of Architects Malaya, its name was changed in 1948 to the Federation of Malaya Society of Architects (FMSA), then allied to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Another change to its current name to reflect national sovereignty came about on 20th January, 1967 when PAM was registered with the Registrar of Societies.
PAM currently has approximately 5,000 members consisting of professional architects, graduates and students. Apart from its registered address in the capital city, PAM membership is also represented across Malaysia with member chapters in Sabah, Sarawak, Penang (Northern chapter), Johor Bahru (Southern chapter) and the East Coast (East Coast chapter).
On 19 July 2017, PAM completed an important milestone with the official opening of its own headquarters building in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. The PAM Centre is a GBI Platinum-rated building, a result of an open architectural competition.
The institute organises the annual PAM Architecture Awards and maintains a regular extensive programme of publications and programmes on architectural matters relating to its members, the public and the environment.
For more information, please visit www.pam.org.my or contact the Secretariat at:
Level 7, PAM Centre,
99L, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: (+603) 2202 2866
Fax: (+603) 2202 2566