Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) was established on the 1st June 1996 to fulfil the need for professional in the built environment. The Kulliyyah offers unique programs geared towards integrating Islamic values and the tawhidic educational approach in the built environment profession.
KAED aims at pioneering the integration of the Islamic World View into both teaching and training of emerging professionals within the built environment professions by applying the tawhidic educational approach. This will not only produce graduates who will also become competent in Research and Development (R&D) activities.
Serambi Gallery Launching
On 4th January 2023, KAED begin the new year Chapter with a milestone. The launching of the much anticipated Serambi Gallery by our Honorable Rector Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak.
The Serambi Gallery is a special project as part of KAED’s 25th Anniversary that we celebrated last year. Among the projects conducted were our KAED Raya and Pinnacle Event, Laman KAED, Souvenir Shop and Outdoor Swings, and also KAED Run. The Serambi Gallery showcase our vibrant talent through our artworks and achievements. The project was led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Rajabi and team.
Visit KAED25 Project for more exciting videos and update at https://kulliyyah.iium.edu.my/kaed/kaed25.
Heritage Studies are a fundamental component of the Year 3 curriculum for the Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies) at the Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia. These courses aim to educate students on the methods used to document architectural heritage, while also introducing them to the rich history of Muslim civilization and conservation practices. The Heritage Studies program comprises two parts: BAAR 3201 Heritage Studies 1 in Semester 1, which focuses on fieldwork and studio activities, and BAAR 3204 Heritage Studies 2 in Semester 2, which emphasizes studio work and culminates in an exhibition. Throughout these courses, students engage in essential tasks such as researching, measuring, recording, and analysing the architectural aspects of selected buildings with significant Islamic heritage. This hands-on approach enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural significance of these structures.
The culmination of the Heritage Studies program is the BAAR 3204 Heritage Studies 2 exhibition, which serves as an opportunity to showcase the students’ work. This year, the Department of Architecture proudly presents the 23rd Architectural Heritage Studies Exhibition with the theme, ‘Theological Embarkment of the Islamic Religious Lifestyle through Architecture in the Malay Archipelago Settings,’ or ‘TERAS’. The exhibition will feature three remarkable heritage timber masjids: Masjid Tinggi Bagan Serai in Perak, Masjid Lama Kampung Tuan in Chukai, Terengganu, and Masjid Wadi Al-Hussein in Narathiwat, Thailand. These architectural gems represent the essence of Islamic religious lifestyle in the Malay Archipelago, and their display will provide valuable insights into their historical context and architectural significance.
A Discourse on High-Rise Hotel Architecture, Theme: Hospitality In Islamic Compliance
10th April 2023 (Monday)
Master of Architecture studio MAAR 7210 has embarked on a design project of hotel architecture for the semester to meet the requirements of a complex building category of a high-rise and long-span nature. The high-rise and hotel building typology requires expert input from numerous parties in the niche industry. Thus, the studio is applying to conduct a one-day discourse to discuss various topics ranging from high-rise buildings, high-rise hotel architecture, pandemic resilience, and the need to make the hotel Syariah compliant. The hotel typology, as part of hospitality service, requires students to understand the meaning of star rating and chain/brand management; the importance of interior design to the human psyche; the technical and green requirements, construction techniques and structure, as well as the subject of subjective cost. The discourse will provide varied exposure to the range of services as the core of hospitality services. Technically, with a high-rise hotel building typology as a case study, the discourse with subject matter expert, students have the opportunity to enquire how each of the services of the hotel entwined and connected with engineering and services that support its functions as well as the ambience contributing to its overall efficiency.
Objectives of the the Discourse
The objective of the seminar is to expose students not only to its content but also through organising the event as a team. Participating in the seminar, students are expected to understand the operation, organisation and expectations of the many users in the hotel industry apart from the physical and technical aspects of planning and designing hotels for the programme.
The seminar is divided into three subsections as follows:
Technology in Hotel and Highrise Construction.
Hospitality Architecture, Branding and Identity, Organization and Services, Resilient and Syariah Compliance,
Design Briefing of the thematic hotel project
Pertandingan Rekabentuk Landskap Dataran Kuala Kubu Bharu was conducted on 9 April 2022 in conjunction with the World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) 2022, and participation was closed on 29 April 2022. Participation involved IPTA students from, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Kolej Vokasional dan Teknikal Rembau.
Students from the Department of Landscape Architecture, Kulliyyah Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED), IIUM, Ahmad Faruq bin Mohd Rizam and Amir Zakuan bin Mohd Zarawi were selected as the winners of the grand prize, cash of RM 1,000.00 and a certificate of participation.
The prize-giving ceremony was presented by Tuan Awaluddin bin Zakaria, Timbalan Yang Dipertua Majlis Perbandaran Hulu Selangor (MPHS), on 14 December 2022 to the winners Ahmad Faruq bin Mohd Rizam, Amir Zakuan bin Mohd Zarawi and Head of Department, Asst. Prof. LAr. Dr. Putri Haryati Ibrahim. Also, present MPHS Landscape Department Director, LAr. Mohd Fadhil bin Mohd. Lani
For more information and images, visit the Landscape Department’s Facebook Page
Congratulation Department of Quantity Surveying
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing with the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia
The Department of Quantity Surveying (QS) through the University has reached a new milestone with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM). The signing ceremony was held on 4th January 2023. IIUM signatories was represented by our Honorable Rector, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak and Dean of KAED, Prof. Ar. Dr. Abdul Razak Sapian, while from the BQSM, the signatories was represented by the President, Dato’ Sr Aziz b. Abdullah, CQS and Registrar, Puan Jamisah Ibrahim.
Congratulation Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP)
Compliance Audit Visit Exercise by the Lembaga Perancang Bandar Malaysia (LPBM)
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) has successfully completed their Compliance Audit Exercise by the Lembaga Perancang Bandar Malaysia (LPBM) on their Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Hons) programme. The audit visit was conducted on 10th November 2022 by the Panels in assessing and auditing current academic programme, department’s activities, development of staff and teaching and learning facilities. The Kulliyyah and the Department would like to thanks the Lembaga Perancang Bandar Malaysia (LPBM) and the panels for the their support of the programme.
Compliance Audit Panels and Secretariat.
- YBhg. Datin TPr Hajah Noraida bt Saludin, Majlis Akreditasi Perancang Bandar (MAPB) (Chairperson)
- TPr Haji Ihsan b. Zainal Mokthar, Representative of Lembaga Perancang Bandar Malaysia (LPBM)
- TPr Haji Md Nazri b Mohd Nordin, Representative of Malaysia Institute of Planners (MIP)
- YBrs. TPr Dr. Chee Ping Ngang, Representative of PLAN Malaysia (Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa)
- YBrs. Professor Made TPr Haji Mohamed Jamil b Ahmad, Representative of Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Alam (IPTA)
- TPr Wan Adery b Wan Mahmood, Ketua Urus Setia LPBM
- TPr Khairon Zairee b Basiron, Secretariat LPBM
Special thanks to the Dean for Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) Prof. Ar. Dr. Abdul Razak Sapian, Head of Departments, staff and students who has supported the Department in this exercise.
Congratulation Department of Quantity Surveying
Programme Accreditation by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
The Department of Quantity Surveying (QS) has successfully granted a five (5) years accreditation status by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) on their Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons). The accreditation visit was conducted on 9th November 2022 by the Accreditation Panels in assessing the academic programme, department’s activities, development of staff and teaching and learning facilities. The Alumni and employers of QS Department graduate was also present in support of the accreditation exercise.
The Kulliyyah and the Department would like to thanks the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia and the accreditation panels for the approval. Accreditation Panels.
- Sr Nik Zainal Alam Hasan, CQS (Chairman)
- Professor Madya Sr Dr Faridah Ismail, CQS
- Sr Amnah Mohammed Salleh, CQS
- Sr Dr Siti Suhana, CQS
KAED ISO 9001: 2015 Internal Audit
KAED internal audit exercise for YR 2022 was conducted on 20th and 21st July 2022. The two days session involved auditing KAED’s overall management and operational aspect of Kulliyyah that covers:
- Design and development of education programmes;
- Provision of education services at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels
- Management of Research and Publication activities;
- Management of Student Development;
- Provision of Corporate Services
The overall exercise was a successful audit and Kulliyyah would like to thank Auditors and all staff for their contributions.
Sustainable Resilient Built Environments 2022 - Calling for Participation
The International Conference “Sustainable Resilient Built Environments: Collaborate to Contribute” is a virtual conference organised by the Manipal School of Architecture and Planning in collaboration with Deakin University (Geelong, Australia), Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) University of Moratuwa and Auckland University Technology.
This is the 2nd Conference in continuation of SRBE2020 held at KAED, IIUM from 4-6 February 2020 [Refer:http://www.srbe2020.com ] . The initiation of SRBE was between Deakin University, Australia and IIUM. It was a collaboration to celebrate the ten years of MOU between IIUM and Deakin. For 2022, in keeping with the Conference’s overall theme, Sustainable Resilient Built Environments: Collaborate and Contribute, the Conference aims to address the long-term evolution of the built environment to explore the implications of changing conditions on the efficacy of different approaches to planning, design, operation, management, value, and governance towards improving quality of life and solving environmental issues to provide a clean and healthy environment. It brings professionals from industry, academics, research organisations and research scholars of similar interests on a common platform to share new ideas, experiences, and knowledge from the field of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Technology and Architecture. The outcome of this Conference is to improve research and theory building by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, ideas, latest trends, developments, and contemporary challenges.
As such, the themes of the Conference are as follows:
- Environment Design and Sustainability
- Sustainable & Smart Buildings
- Community Resilience & Social Sustainability in the built environment
- Heritage and Sustainability
- Pandemic Issues on Sustainable Development
Congratulations to Award Recipient
Top 10 Contributors to IIUM’s Research Performance – Prof. Dr. Mariana Mohamed Osman
Congratulation on Securing the Sponsored Research Project -Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Norhanis Diyana binti Nizarudin
- Assoc Prof LAr. Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Putri Haryati Ibrahim
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Haza Hanurhaza Md Jani
Congratulation on Securing the Sponsored Research Project -PMNP Corporation Sdn Bhd
- Prof. Dato. Dr Alias Bin Abdullah
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Syakir Amir Bin Ab Rahman
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Zalina Harun
- Dr. Aisyah Abu Bakar