PERSONAL DETAIL


MR. ASRUL SANI BIN ABDUL RAZAK

Lecturer
Department of Architecture
Faculty of Built Environment
 
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  asrulsani@um.edu.my
 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8266-2010

BIOGRAPHY


Asrul Sani is a lecturer at the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Built Environment. He has been involved in teaching, research and consultancy projects for more than 10 years. Among his administrative duties include roles as coordinator for undergraduate architecture program; academic instructor for UM-NUS joint studio program (2016-2017) and UNPAR-ITB joint studio program (2014-2015); studio coordinator for undergraduate architecture year 1 and 2.

He received his M.A (Hons) in Architectural Design and Bachelor of Architecture (Part I and II RIBA) and M.Sc in Design and Digital Media from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to his teaching position, his work experience includes graphic design and illustration, architectural animations and built projects, working in architecture firms and animation companies across Malaysia and the United Kingdom. He is also trained as a qualified graduate technician in the architecture workshop during his architectural studies with particular focus on woodworking and digital fabrication tools. 

His research interest focuses on architectural design process using computational design process and digital fabrication methods and how they inform contemporary architectural design practice. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate degree at the University of Malaya.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • LEMBAGA ARKITEK MALAYSIA, Graduate Member, 2018 to 2019, (National)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Editorial Board for Journal of Surveying, Construction and Properties (JSCP), International, 01/11/2018 to 30/10/2020
  • Programme Coordinator, National, 21/07/2018 to 21/07/2018 (Organised joint conference entitled 'Mission: BIMpossible, Change before Self-Destruct' with Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) (part of PAM-BIM professional route committee work), 21 July 2018)
  • Interviewer Panel for Architecture First Degree Intake Program 2018/2019, University Malaya, 02/05/2018 to 07/06/2018
  • Committee for timetable and exam, Faculty, 19/02/2018 to 31/12/2018
  • Assessor for Students Industrial Training in Architecture Firms in Kuala Lumpur, Faculty, 10/08/2015 to 21/08/2015
  • Committee for Interview Session 15/16, Faculty, 25/04/2015 to 25/04/2016
  • Committee Member - Special Tasks, Faculty, 01/06/2014 to 31/12/2015
  • Acting Head of Department, Faculty, 29/04/2014 to 02/05/2014
  • Committee Member - Pemilihan Kemasukan Program Ijazah Sarjana Muda Sains Seni Bina, University Malaya, 27/02/2014
  • Committee Member - Aktiviti Pelajar, Faculty, 01/02/2014 to 31/12/2016
  • Committee - Teaching and Learning, Faculty, 01/02/2014 to 31/12/2015
  • Committee Member - Operasi dan Dokumentasi, Faculty, 16/09/2013 to 15/09/2014
  • Committee Member - Pelaksana Kursus Jalinan Masyarakat, Faculty, 16/09/2013 to 15/09/2014
  • Committee Member - Pelaksanaan dan Koordinasi, Faculty, 16/09/2013 to 15/09/2014
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 01/04/2013 to 30/06/2014
  • Head Coordinator, Faculty, 01/09/2012 to 13/06/2013 (Head Coordinator for Curriculum Review for B.Sc of Architecture Program)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Architecture Education (Theory; Design; Learning)
  • Architecture Technology (Design Media; Digital Construction Practice)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2015
  • Nur Mazidah Che Ghani, Asrul Sani A. Razak & Naziaty Mohd Yaacob. 2015. REKA - The Best of Architecture Students Work Class of 2014 University of Malaya. Monograph, Department of Architecture, UM. Kuala Lumpur: Penerbit Universiti Malaya Press 
Chapter in Book

2018
  • Abdul Razak, A. S. (2018). Managing meaningful learning experiences in 21st century architecture education. In Joshi, N. and Johannes Widodo (eds.). Managing change: urban heritage and Community development in historic asian cities. (pp.132 -134). S'pore: NUS publication 
Article in Academic Journals

2020
  • Almashjary, B., Zolkafli, U., & Abdul Razak, A. (2020). ESTABLISHING KEY FACTORS TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING INTEGRATED BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) IN AEC INDUSTRY: MALAYSIA STUDY. Journal of Building Performance, 11(1). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2019
  • Nurul Amira Abd Jalil, Nazli Che Din, Nila Keumala and Asrul Sani Razak. (2019). Effect of model simplification through manual reduction of number of surfaces on room acoustics simulation. Journal of Design and Built Environment, Vol 9(3), 31- 41. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2018
  • Chen Wang, Jeffrey B. H. Yap, Heng Li, Jiayun Chua, Asrul S. Abdul‐Razak, Faizul A. Mohd‐Rahim (2018). Topographical survey engineering education retrofitted by computer‐aided 3D‐printing. Computer Applications in Engineering Education; Vol 26; Issue 6; November 2018; pp 2116-2130 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Keumala, N., Younus, M.A., Kuan, Y., Abdul Razak, A.S., Ismail, M.A., Al-Obaidi, K.M. (2016). Pedagogy of Architectural Education on Sustainability in Malaysia - Student Perspective. OPEN HOUSE INTERNATIONAL. 41(4). (ISI-Indexed)
  • Rosli, M.F. and Razak, A.S. (2016). To BIM or not to BIM: A Pilot Study on University of Malaya's Architectural Students' Software Preferences. JDBE, Volume 16(1), 13-26. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Relationship between Room Characteristics and Speech Intelligibility in Contemporary Churches in Malaysia, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), 13(2), 3451-3461. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Towards Immersive Architectural Design Process: Interface, Interaction and Intelligence, Co-Investigator, 2018 - 2019, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • Induction for training and machine operation for laser cutting for M.Arch candidates, Technical Advisor, 2015-2019, Faculty of Built Environment

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University of Malaya, 2019, (University)
  • Skim Geran Penyelidikan Fundamental (Aprs2017), Ministry of Eductaion, 2018, (National)
  • Asia Young Designer Award (Ayda) 2017, Nippon Paint Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Ijm Land Sdn Bhd, 2017, (National)
  • Reimagining and Redesigning Malaysia Higher Education Award 2017 - Immersive Learning Experience, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2017, (National)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University of Malaya, 2005, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


INVITED SEMINAR
  • Workshop Participants, Sustainable Design through Building Information Modeling (seminar and workshop), 2013-04-23 to 2013-04-23, University of Malaya (Sustainability Science), Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), CIDB Malaysia, (International)
  • Seminar Participants, Drafting an Innovative Facilities Management and Operation (FM&O) Service Contract, 2014-08-26 to 2014-08-26, Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, (National)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Event Organiser , Affordable Green Homes Seminar, 2013-03-13 to 2013-03-13, University of Malaya, (International)
PRESENTER
  • Student's Preferences Using BIM in Design Studio Projects, Professional Practice Forum 2014, 2014-06-25 to 2014-06-25, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia, ARCASIA (Architect Regional Council of Asia), (International)
  • Embracing Building Information Modeling (BIM) into Architectural Education In Malaysia: A Qualitative Study, Council of Heads of Architecture (COHAS) - Resilient Tropical Built Environment, 2015-08-03 to 2015-08-04, Department of Architecture, (International)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Digital fabrication technology: Possible roadmap for emerging design education and entrepreneurship skills., Faculty of Built Environment, 2013, 2, (University)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • FBE Strategic Planning Workshop (2015-2020), Administration Unit, Faculty of Built Environment, UM, Participants, 2015-2020, (University)
  • Developing Digital Crafting Lab for the purpose of teaching, research and collaborative design research at Department of Architecture., Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Consultant, 2015-2015, (University)
  • Coordination of INBOUND Joint-Studio Programme with Universitas Catholic Parahyangan (UNPAR), Department of Architecture, Universitas Katholik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia, Coordinator, 2014-2015, (International)
  • Teaching and Learning Committee for Undergraduate Degree Programs, Faculty of Built Environment, UM., Committee Member, 2014-2016
  • Curriculum Review for the Program Bachelor of Science in Architecture 2013, Department of Architecture, Malaysian Architectural Board (LAM) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Coordinator, 2012-2013, (University)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • A Comparative Study on Architecture Student's Performance on the Usage of Virtual and Physical Design Tools in Architecture Design Project: A Case Study from University of Malaya by Nooradzman Abbas Ahmad (BEA 120027) - Dept. of Architecture, FBE, UM., Project ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • The Readiness and Perception on Virtual Design and Construction: A survey on Architectural Graduates in Malaysia by Muhammad Aizzat Amran (BEA120020) - Dept. of Architecture, UM., Project ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • 3D Printing in Topographical Survey Education by Chua Jia Yun (BEQ 110006) - Department of Quantity Surveying, Thesis ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Implementation of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in Architecture Schools in Malaysia by Naqib Izzuddin Abu Hassan (BEA 120026) - Dept. of Architecture, FBE, UM., Project ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • A short report on the potential use of emerging digital technology in architectural education: A case study on 3D printing, Project ,  (2013)

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed
  • MASTER DEGREE, Loh Mei Wen, The Comparison of Classroom Spaces Between National And International School, 2017/2018
  • MASTER DEGREE, Ho Wenkai, The Role of Spatial Design on Public Hospitals, 2016/2017
  • MASTER DEGREE, Phuah Phuay Fan, A Study on Spatial Design in Museums, 2016/2017
  • MASTER DEGREE, Mohammad Faez Bin Mohamad Jais, Digital Media: A Study on Digital Signage to Promote Pedestrianization in Kuala Lumpur, 2015/2016
  • MASTER DEGREE, Kristen Zee Marie Rayner, The Role of Making in Architecture: Understanding Emerging Digital Tools Among Architectural Students in University of Malaya, 2015/2016

Ongoing
  • MASTER DEGREE, Badr Mohammed Saeed Almashjary, PROJECT INFORMATION COLLABORATION FRAMEWORK USING BIM INTEGRATION FOR ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION (AEC) IN MALAYSIA, 2018/2019
  • MASTER DEGREE, Noor Fatin Noordin, Comparative study of BIM and Non-BIM architectural projects at early design phase., 2018/2019

Terminated
  • MASTER DEGREE, Mohd Farizuda Bin Rosli, PERCEPTIONS AND CHALLENGES OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM) IN ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION, 2016/2017

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


FIRST DEGREE
  • DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE, 2018/2019(1), 56,
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO I, 2018/2019(1), 41,
  • Architectural Design Studio III, 2016/2017(1), 45,
  • Digital Architecture, 2016/2017(1), 44,
  • DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE, 2014/2015(1), 40,
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO III, 2014/2015(1), 43,
  • THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE, 2013/2014(1), 42,
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO IV, 2013/2014(2), 42,
  • ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2013/2014(1), 52,
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO III, 2013/2014(1), 40,
  • ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS, 2012/2013(2), 37,
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO IV, 2012/2013(2), 51, 400