MASSA, or The Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia, was officially launched on 20th August 2005, in conjunction with the 3rd Architecture Forum on Architecture Education, jointly organised by Taylor’s University and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

MASSA is actively involved in producing research publications and undertaking live research that focuses on the documentation of the intellectual and physical heritage of modern architecture in Southeast Asia. The documentation cover buildings, architects, firms, policies, organisations and laws developed in Southeast Asia during the modern era from 1920 onwards.

The Centre is in line with the Taylor's School of Architecture, Building & Design’s mission of contributing positively to the global community. SABD provides an excellent educational opportunity that is relevant to the cultural, scientific and technological advancement of society. MASSA complements the teaching and learning activities at SABD through activities like visits to building sites across Southeast Asia and organised forums and seminars that explore the process of planning settlements and the design of buildings.

To find out more about MASSA, click here.