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Ridzwa A Fathan  
B. Architecture Chicago, MSAAD New York  

Ridzwa brings along extensive architectural & urban design experience from the Far-East, Mid-East and the UK. Spending most of his early years of architecture in America, Ridzwa was trained under Arthur Takeuchi at IIT Chicago, Hani Rashid at Columbia University and at Asymptote Architecture New York soon after. Formerly Design Director at T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Kuala Lumpur, a renowned ECO-architectural practice headed by Dr Ken Yeang, his notable works include the GREEN Mark Award National Library Board Building of Singapore completed in 2004, the Putrajaya Boulevard Masterplan competition proposal and the Jabal Omar & Shamiyah Masterplan competition proposals for Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1999, among others.
As a director at  TP Bennett in London between 2006 to 2012, Ridzwa analysed the London Bridge quarter as part of the Network Rail team of consultants designing the new London Bridge Station. The big aim for him was to enhance the potential of regeneration towards London as a compact city. Currently as director at CITYLAB PROJECTS Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Ridzwa is determined to realise architecture for future generations via creation of meaningful public centric projects and sustainability; this through cross pollination of his vast industry experience accumulated over 20 years.
Ridzwa is fascinated by the evolution of CITIES...its growth towards hyper-density, its natural systems & mutation of architectures as projection of intelligent forms. Using design as a tool, he conducts critical analysis of demands and designs collectively to form an array of NEW spatial typologies & hybrid conditions. These are spatiality’s that extend the environments and landscapes we work, live and thrive in.

Architecture & Urban Design 
2011 – Present 

Architecture & Urban Design 
2011 – Present 


design & cities
2011 – Present 


ART & lifestyle
2014 – Present 


citylab design studio
Architecture & Urban Design 
2005 – 2011 
tp bennett LLP
Architecture & Planning industry
March 2005 – Present 

asia design forum, ADF Management, Kuala Lumpur
Architecture & Planning industry
1999 – 2004 (5 years)

tr hamzah & yeang
Architecture & Planning industry
1997 – 2004 (7 years)

asymptote architecture
Architecture & Planning industry
1995 – 1997 (2 years)

Teaching Assistant
Columbia University
Architecture & Planning industry
1995 – 1996 (1 year)
Teaching Assistant to Hani Rashid

Bandar Malaysia Library Terminal - proposal 2010

Visiting lecturer at University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury.

Unit tutor with Sam Jacoby for VSP Programme at the Architectural Association, London. 
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (Hons), Columbia University, New York, USA

Digital Mapping: Architecture as Media 
at Artist Space, 38 Greene Street, Soho, New York 10013  USA
Saturday, March 28, 1998 - Saturday, May 23, 1998

2014 – present
prototypeCITIESkuala lumpur

2012 – present
citylabprojectskuala lumpur

2004 – present
citylabstudio, kuala lumpur
Luxury Residence, Bukit Tunku, Kuala Lumpur
BAT Flagship store; Façade as Urban Interface, Kuala Lumpur
AQUARIA @ KLCC, KLCC Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Al-Reemscraper, Tamouh Tower , Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al-Reem Resi-Towers, Mixed –use complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al-Hafeet  Resort Masterplan, Al-Ain, UAE
Emirates Tower, Astana, Kazakhstan

2006 – present
tp bennett, london
Transport + Regeneration
London Bridge Station & Masterplan
Designs for London Bridge Station reconstruction to include Thameslink 2000 interchange HUB + air-rights development + regeneration of the London Bridge quarter. New structures to enable optimization of renewable energies up to 25%!, creation of flow diagram and new economic HUB.

Public Building

Brent Civic Centre, Wembley
Brent is an incredibly rich and diverse Borough, with a multicultural population that challenges the traditional preconceptions of how best a town hall should serve its public. The new Civic Centre, located at the heart of the new masterplan for the Wembley Regeneration Area, is envisaged to reflect this society and be able to adapt and change to meet the current and future demand of the people, economy and the environment. TP Bennett’s scheme absorbs this context and transforms the Town Hall into a new transparent environment which is truly a building for the public

Haringey Council, Heartlands High
New build design for a secondary school. Design proposal will be extruded alongside NEW School Curriculum, ecological strategies, extreme site constrains, BSF requirements, Media Arts Specialism.
Haringey Council, Haringey BSF White Hart Lane & St Thomas More
160,000 sq ft scheme design for redevelopment of secondary schoolsFurther exploration to integrate the community into the schools and development of the collaborative corridor as an accelerator for interaction between users.

City University, Islington
A new student and consulting facility for the campus. The concept extends the student centre doubling as a marketing space as the University re-position itself in the higher education marketplace.
Islington Council, Crouch Hill Community Park
50,000 sq ft competition entry for new build primary school, nursery and community buildings within a park land. The scheme requires programme for dual-use; students and community where teaching and learning environments are distributed into the adjoining parkland.
Yorkon Health JV
Design analysis on Yorkon’s modular building components resulting in their new marketing campaign. Arrangement of tapered and straight module to enable possibilities for organic forms.

Foremarke Hall, Repton School
Invited design competition for a 3 phase new teaching facilities on an existing campus in Repton, Derbyshire.

Urban Design
London Bridge Masterplan
Proposals for London Bridge Masterplan regeneration will connect Tooley Street and St Thomas Street. The proposal will potentially transform the train viaduct into a linear front towards Elephant and Castle regeneration framework.

Aditum, Vosstaniya Square, St Petersburg
860,000 sq ft new build underground shopping centre linking various monuments by the main train station. The proposal includes view-cones as ‘urban samplings’ from above ground to extend public spaces to the underground mall.

Fantasy Island, Al-Reem, Abu Dhabi
Fantasy Island is a reclamation masterplan proposal off the coast of Al-Reem Island, Abu Dhabi for Tamouh LLC. The proposal, includes over ground and underwater accommodation, artificial ‘reef’ developments + scuba diving wrecks to make it a scuba diving and resort attraction for the region. Extensive greening over the island integrated with accommodation layout will give the island a unique overall experience. Facilities such as hotel, serviced residences, aqua theatre, extreme sports complex and multifunction theatre are located in clusters to achieve a natural blend between landscape and buildings.

Blyth Council, Blyth Port
New build urban design proposal for Blyth waterfront regeneration Proposal to include research on renewable energies from NAREC and GREENING strategies as connection to the waterfront.

Minerva Plc, Young’s Brewery Regeneration Master Plan
New build scheme design for mixed use regeneration master planDesign features distribution of public/semi public spaces connecting horizontal and vertical planning.

Thyssen Krupp
Campus headquarters design for international competitionThe campus design features practical and careful distribution of office blocks, GREENS and renewable planning integrated with public zones with galleries for product prototypes.

BP Alternative Energy
26,000 sq ft fit-out in former County Hall with specific emphasis on sustainability and environmental issues. Competition ideas propose to exploit ethos of the company by utilizing low energy concept while creating a ‘converted warehouse’ corporate atmosphere.
O2 Slough Headquarters
250,000 sq ft new build and refurbishment new headquarters campus. A new link, between two existing buildings, will house the main entrance.

re-imagining KL: retro-FUTURING

large buildings & sites

1997 – 2004
tr hamzah & yeang, kuala lumpur
Residential + Lifestyle Environments
TA2 Condominium, Kuala Lumpur
Peel Avenue Luxury Villas, Penang
Residence at Antilia, 25 storey residential tower, Mumbai, India
High end residential units at 24 Cantonment Road, for M/s Cherry Homes Sdn Bhd, Penang
TTDI – 6D3, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
TTDI – 6D1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Elephant & Castle Towers, London
Fathil Ismail’s Residence, Mines Country Resort, Selangor

Office Buildings + Commercial
Al-Ghorfa, Mixed use complex, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Muliara Mesiniaga Penang
Miri Marina Park, City Council and Aquarium complex, Sarawak
New National Library Board Building, Singapore
Business Advancement Technology Centre, missed use complex, Kuala Lumpur
San Francisco Community Centre, San Francisco, California, USA
Jakarta Telkom Towers, Jakarta, Indonesia
Sime Darby Headquarters Complex, Shah Alam, Selangor
CAAG, Contemporary African Art Gallery, Deptford Creek, London
Trump Centre Stuttgart Competition, Stuttgart, Germany
Design Proposal for 163 Castlereagh Street, Australia
Greensquare Town Centre, Sydney, Australia
Mewah Oils Headquarters Building, Northport, Klang, Selangor
BB Park, Bukit Bintang Precinct for Low Yatt, Kuala Lumpur

Urban Planning + GREENING
Al Ain NEW World Destination master Plan, UAE
Shamiyah Redevelopment masterplan, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Putrajaya Landscape master plan, Putrajaya
Taipei theatre District Subscraper, Taipei, Taiwan
FNWI development, Watergraafsmeer, for the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Parramatta Road Urban Design Competition to the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Sydney, Australia
Commercial Landscape Guidelines, Alor Setar, Kedah
Jabal Omar Towers, mixed use complex, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Beijing World Science & Trade Cetnre Competition for Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning & Design, Beijing, China
Taipei Capital Plaza International Design Competition, Taipei, Taiwan
Concept Plan Competition for the development of an Integrated Arts, Cultural and Entertainment District at the West Kowloon Reclamation, Hong Kong

Al-ghorfa Tower, Kuwait
Boutique Hotel, Concept
Hard Rock Hotel, Port Dickson
Putrajaya Business Hotel, Putrajaya
Jabal Omar towers, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Ajyad Hotel and Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

LimKokWing University, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Millennium Library Project Queensland Cultural Centre, Precinct, Brisbane, Australia
The Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
New National Library Board Building, Singapore

SPECIAL Structures
Gentry Billboard for Big Tree at Sungai Besi and Shah Alam, Selangor
Proposed national Millennium Monument at Taman Persisiran Warisan Preceinct 2, Putrajaya for Perbadanan Putrajaya
Interior Design
Interior Design of Aquarium KLCC Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur
Interior, fit-out and renovation of Australian Trade Commission Office at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
Interior, fit-out and renovation of German Embassy, Tan & Tan Building, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur


asymptote architecture, new york
Kyoto Business Park, Kyoto, Japan
Univers Multimedia Theatres, Aarhus, Denmark
Architexture, Urban Design, Copenhagen, Denmark


columbia university, new york  Teaching Assistant to Hani Rashid

advanced architectural design, new york
Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (Hons), Columbia University, New York, USA

architecture, chicago
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

AAD Programme @ KPP Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

MCKK, kuala kangsar
Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia

London Bridge Station & Masterplan