Assoc Prof Dr. Veronica Ng Foong Peng

Assoc Prof Dr. Veronica Ng Foong Peng

Associate Professor

Ph.D in Architecture (Curtin University)
B.Arch (First Class Honours) (Curtin University)
B. Applied Sc. (Architecture) (Curtin University)

FoongPeng.Ng@taylors.edu.my
Subjects Taught
  • The history of ideas
  • The historical and contemporary ideas of “place” and “space”
  • Phenomenology in architecture
  • Contemporary Malaysian architecture

Research Interests
  • The sense of place (SOP) of small towns and places in Malaysia
  • Architectural theory and philosophy, and its manifestations in architecture
  • Design methods – diagramming, drawing and making
  • Theorisation of contemporary Malaysia architecture
  • Poetics of architecture and space

Research Grants Awarded
  • Centre for R & D Research Grant 2007-2008. Action Research Project: “Visualising Research through Creative Productions as a Teaching and Learning strategy-A case for Urban Study Tours”.
  • TGRS Phase 2/2011 “The Sense of Place (SOP) Project: Clan Jetties, Georgetown”.
  • TGRS July 2010: “The Sense of Place (SOP) Project: Sungai Lembing”.
  • TGRS Phase 1/2011 Architecture in the Humanities (AITH)

Publications
Journal Publications
  • Perinpasingam, T., Hussain, N., Ng F.P, & Arumugam, N. 2016. “Development of MOOCs module in the Architecture classroom” in Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Education, Taylor’s University. Vol. 6, Issue 1, 2016, pp. 53-62. Retrieved from: http://www.taylors.edu.my/jire/index.html
  • Ng, V. 2013. “Towards a Holistic Understanding of Sense of Place: A Phenomenological Reading of Chew Jetty, Penang In International Journal of Humanities and Social Science”, Vol. 3, No. 20, December 2013, pp. 75-83
  • Ng, Veronica. 2012. “Learning Architecture through place-making in the design studio”, in International Journal on Architectural Research. Archnet-IJAR. Volume 7, Issue 1. 2013, pp. 86-98
  • Ng, Veronica. 2012. “A critical review on the problematic nature of ‘place’”. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. Vol 5, No. 1 ISSN: 2046-9578
  • Ng, V. & Niu, Y. H.(11/ 2011). “Glocal architecture: An alternative approach toward defining contemporary Malaysian identity”, in World Architecture. China: World Architecture Magazine Publication, pp 22-27. ISSN: 1002-4832
  • Ng. V. & Hussain, N. (11/2011). “Historical development on modern architecture in Malaysia”, in World Architecture. China: World Architecture Magazine Publication, pp. 16-21. ISSN: 1002-4832
Paper in National Level
  • “Design Distinctiveness: Designing for people and place as a way forward”. Conference Proceedings of Malaysian Architectural Education Conference. 4-5 October 2012
  • Reflections of learning: An Integrated Portfolio, TARC Teaching & Learning Conference 2010
  • Exhibiting Research: The value of integrating Research, Field Trip and Creative Outcomes, TARC Teaching & Learning Conference 2010
  • Beyond the Sleepy Hollow: Interpreting the collective cultural heritages of Sungai Lembing, National Conference on the Preservation and Conservation of Heritage, Penang (2010)
  • Fabricating Multiple Histories in Heritage Architecture, 3rd Tourism Outlook Conference (2007)
Paper in International Level
  • Lee, M. J. & Ng, F. P. 2012. “Indonesian Airports: A Symbol of Local Representations. Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Technology Development. Bali, Udayana University. 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2012.
  • Lee, S. Y. & Ng, F. P. 2012. “The Application of Traditional Malay Elements in Modern Museums of Malaysia”. Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Technology Development. Bali, Udayana University. 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2012.
  • W.T. Kan, V.F. Liew, J.J. Potter, F.P. Ng, S. Srirangam. “Research informs Design: Developing a Master of Architecture Syllabus”. Conference Proceedings of INTED 2011. 7-9 March, Valencia, Spain
Non-peer reviewed Article
  • 2015. The power of drawing: Lessons for architecture students, Architecture Malaysia, December 2015, Vol. 27 Issue 6
  • 2016. Malaysian-ness!, Architecture 101, Architecture Malaysia, June 2016, Vol 28 Issue 3.
  • 2016. Guest Editor, Emerging Voices, Architecture Malaysia, April 2016, Vol 28 Issue 2.
  • 2015. Alice Smith School, in Architecture Australia Jul/Aug 2015, pp. 88-93, ISSN 0003-8725. (official magazine for Australia Institute of Architects)
  • 2015. Lexus Showroom Ipoh, CUBES, Singapore. Dec/Jan 2015
  • 2015. Tembusu House, CUBES, Singapore. Jun/July 2015
  • 2014. “Revisiting Tanjong Jara”. Architecture Malaysia, 2014, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 68-71
  • 2014. “Architecture Education and the Return to the Humanities”. Architecture Asia, Issue 4 2013, pp. 8-15.
  • 2014. “Transitions from then to now; Building, Dwelling, Living: A look at the architecture of Design Collective Architects [DCA]”. Architecture Malaysia, 2014, Vol 26 Issue 1, pp. 80-83
  • 2014. “Architecture 101: Reading, Writing & Analysing”. Architecture Malaysia, 2014, Vol 26 Issue 1, pp. 85
  • 2013. “Radical & Ready: Critical writing on Practice”, Design + Architecture [d+a], Aug 2013, Issue 075: 2013, pp. 56-60.
  • 2013. “The Silent Power of Diagrams”. Architecture Malaysia, Sep 2013, Vol 25 Issue 4, pp. 72-77.
  • 2013. “Living with Art: Green+Art+Architecture, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery Residence, SGFA”. Architecture Malaysia, 2013, Vol 25, Issue 1, pp. 84-89
  • 2013. “Transitions: From then to now, WHBC Architects”. Architecture Malaysia. Volume 24, Issue 5, pp. 72-78
  • 2013. “Kuala Lumpur Design Forum 2013”. Architecture Malaysia, Sep 2013, Vol 25 Issue 4, pp. 82-83
  • 2013. “Datum KL: 2013”. Architecture Malaysia, Sep 2013, Vol 25 Issue 4, pp. 85-89
  • 2012. “Living in the Clouds: Being in Cloud Nine. Architecture Malaysia. Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia. Volume, 24, Issue 4, pp. 26-34.
  • 2011. “Three Plus”. Design + Architecture [d+a], Sept 2013, Issue 063: 2011, pp. 28-33.
Book
  • Ng, Veronica. 2017. Theorising Emergent Malaysian Architecture. Malaysia: Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia and Indonesia: IMAJI Books
Book Chapter
  • Ng, Veronica. 2012. “The Problem of Place: A Foucauldian Analysis and discursive analysis on place”, in 3rd Global Conference: Space & Place. United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary.Net
  • Ng, Veronica. 2011. Beyond the Sleepy Hollow: Interpreting the collective cultural heritages of Sungai Lembing, in Multifaceted Aspects of Asian Heritage, pp. 43-56
Technical Report
  • AKAA Re-visitation Report for Tanjong Jara Resort, commissioned by Aga Khan Awards for Architecture
Technical Reviewer (CI)
  • SEARCH Journal: Paper title Space, Mobility and Communication (2014)

Awards & Honours
  • EMAS Award for Innovation Teaching & Learning in 2012
  • The Vice Chancellor for submission to National Academic Award (Anugerah Akademik Negara) in 2012
  • Chairman’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Taylor’s University in 2009
  • Badan Warisan Malaysia, Mobin Shepperd Memorial Prize Cycle 9 (2010/2011) Category: Measured Drawings; Honorable Mention (Supervisor)

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Council of Architectural Accreditation and Education Malaysia (CAAEM) 2017-2018
  • Media and Publication Committee (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia)
  • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Graduate Member, G 2806
  • Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, Graduate Architect, AG/N 279

Committee Members in Professional Bodies
  • 2011 – Current Graduate Member, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)
  • 2003 – Current Graduate Member, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)

Committee Member in Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)
  • 2012 – Current Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM, Media & Publication)
  • 2012 – Current Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (Architecture Asia Committee)

Member of Editorial Panel
  • 2013- Current Architecture Asia (ARCASIA Magazine)
  • 2012- Current Architecture Malaysia (PAM Magazine)

Member of Editorial Panel
  • Convenor, Live Design Discourse, Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, 2017.
  • Co-convenor, Architecture Asia Awards for Emerging Architects (AAAEA), 2014 and 2016. http://www.emergingarchitects.asia/home/welcome
  • Exhibit titled “The Primitive Cube” in Venice Biennale Malaysian themed “Sufficiency” 2014
  • Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival - Involvement in the organization of events for Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (Annual Event organized by PAM) such as: DATUM: KL 2013 (Organiser for Architecture Site Visits to Point 92 & Rhombus; d6&d7); DATUM: KL 2012 (Organiser for Architecture Site Visits to SGFA Gallery & Menara Binjai)