In efforts to enhance the quality of its programme and to enable staff and students to get the latest updates of the industry, AR Chang Jih Ren is officially appointed as the Industrial Advisor of Architecture Department, Kolej Laila Taib. This appointment is in line with the college’s vision to ensure that the college’s programmes are industry relevant and that our students are job ready when they graduate from the college. AR Chang started his practice in 1981 and since then has been involved in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior designing and project management. Throughout his years of practice in Malaysia, AR Chang’s designs has won him several awards ranging from timber houses to stadiums.
During his visit to the college on 17/7/2019, AR Chang gave a talk to the students on tropical house designing and urban planning. In the talk, he highlighted that it is vital for an architect to ensure that the floor plans are workable, and building forms have to be aligned with the functions. An assignment critique session was conducted where AR Chang advised the students to always consider the practicality, cost and sustainability in designing.