Curriculum vitae

Name:                           AHMAD SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH, PhD

Designation:                Senior Lecturer

Address:                       Architecture Department, Faculty of Built Environment,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Mobile phone:            019 771 7318

Fax:                               07 556 6155

E-mail:                         cyfu2002@yahoo.co.uk

Academic Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design/Advertising) –  Mara University of Technology, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia (1984)
  • Master in Comm. Design – Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom (1991)
  • PhD (Architecture)  – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2013)

Languages:

  • English
  • Malay

Professional Experience:

  • Assistance Art Director – Al Bakri Design Kuala Lumpur (1984-1985)
  • Art Director – ASA&G Persepsi Seni (1985 – 1986)
  • Creative Director – Innercsape Design Network (1995 – 2000)

Academic Positions:

  • Assistant Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1987 – 1990)
  • Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1991 –  2010)
  • Senior Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2011)

Administrative and Technical Position:

  • Head of Audio Visual Laboratory, Faculty of Built Environment (1994-1995)
  • Head of Audio Visual Laboratory, Faculty of Built Environment (1999-2002)
  • Academic Advisor since 1987
  • Committee Member of Department Social Welfare (Sept 2002 – 2011)
  • Head of Construction Technology Lab (since 2008)
  • Exco Member Badan Kebajikan Fakulti (since Oct 2009 – 2011)
  • Head of Building Science Lab Faculty of Built Environment, UTM Johor (2010 – 2011)

Scientific and Academic Groups:

  • Member of Focus Group for Environmental Sector at Research Management Center, UTM, February 2000

Award and Merit:

  • First Prize Winner – Logo Competition – Kolej Universiti Teknologi Teknikal Melaka (2001)
  • Academic Publication Award Winner For Original Research Publication (23rd August 2002)

Subject of Specialization and Interest in Academic:

  • Teaching: Architecture Design, Communication Design, Photography and Audio Visual.
  • Research: Malay Woodcarving, Colour Perception

Research:

  • A Comparative Study of Colour Perception Between Designers and Laypublic on Constructed Iconic Landmarks in Malaysian Cities, 2004
  • Study on Timber Species Classification in Malay Woodcarving (June, 2000) RMC Vot. 71635

Consultancy:

  • Linear Park, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Kota Lama Pulau Duyung, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Rumah Bugis Pekan Nanas, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Tasek Kenyir Eco-Tourism, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • The Encyclopedia of Malaysia – Perancangan Bandar dan Desa (Town and Regional Planning) 

Design Consultant:

  • Design Consultant for Institute Sultan Iskandar UTM – Seacum Leadership Seminars
  • Design Consultant for Network Group Johor Bahru – Limpah Danga (Danga Bay)
  • Design Consultant for d’Arte Fren Colony Johor Bahru – (Artgeng Art Community)

Audio Visual Experience

  • Corporate Video Bank Association Malaysia (1994)
  • Corporate Video Faculty of Built Environment (1995)
  • Video consultant for “30 years UTM”
  • Video Wall presentation for “25 years UTM” in collaboration with New Zealand Group

 Logo Design:

  • MCM (Mazlan Che Mat – Registered Quantity Survey)
  • BATC (Business Advance Technology Centre) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • KUTTM (Kolej Universiti Teknologi Teknikal Melaka)
  • Architecture Society, Architecture Department, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM, Skudai, Johor

 Exhibitions:

  • Degree Show 1984 – UiTM Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia
  • Master Show 1991 – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Building, Manchester
  • Europe Arts Tour – 1991- Europe
  • Johor Art Gallery – 2003 (Malaysia)
  • Johor Art Gallery – 2004 (Malaysia)
  • Johor Art Gallery – 2005 (Malaysia)
  • Kinetic Sculpture, – 2005 Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Johor Art Gallery – 2006 (Malaysia)
  • Malaysia Hall Sydney – Sydney Naive Painter – 2006 (Australia)
  • Garden Sculpture Exhibition – 2008 UTM, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Water Color Exhibition – 2009 (UTM, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)
  • Convocation Painting Exhibition – 2009 (UTM, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)
  • Painting Exhibition: Portrait of Nature, – March 2010 (UTM, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)
  • Painting Exhibition: Portrait of Laman Tropikal, – August, 2010 (UTM, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)
  • Paper Relief Sculpture, – 2010 (UTM, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)
  • Painting Exhibition – 2010 (Johor Art Gallery)
  • World Arts Tour Shanghai – 2010
  • World Arts Tour Hong Kong – 2010
  • Painting Exhibition – 2011 (UTM, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)
  • Johor Art Gallery – Aspirasi Muda Johor – 2011
  • After Lebbues Woods – Life Without Building – 2011 UTM Skudai Johor, Malaysia
  • Public Sculpture in Conjunction with World Day of Architecture – Plaza Seni Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – 2011
  • Painting and Sculpture Exhibition in Collaboration with Queensland University of Technology, at UTM, Skudai, Johor  Malaysia- 2011

Membership

  • AJK Persatuan Senilukis dan Senireka Johor since 1999 (Johor Art and Design Association)
  • Co-Founder – d’Arte Fren Colony, Malaysia – 2012
  • Member of UMNO Club New South Wales, Australia – since 19 March 2006
  • Administrator – Artgeng Malaysia – 2012
  • Administrator – Artgeng UTM Johor – 2012
  • Administrator – Artgeng Johor – 2012

Panel Judges:

  • Architectural Workshop, August 27 2003 Univ. Teknologi Malaysia
  • Architectural Workshop Univ. Teknologi Malaysia – 2002
  • Architecture Week September – 2002
  • Asia Pasific Johor Orchid Exhibition & Competition – 2001
  • Asia Pasific Johor Orchid Exhibition & Competition – 1999
  • UAC Design Competition 2010
  • The Eco-Flexi Furniture Design Competition – 2011
  • Batik Garden Sculpture in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology, Australia –  UTM Skudai, Johor, Mlaaysia – 2011
  • Boat Fest 2011 at Urban Forest 2011
  • Model Making Workshop Competition, UTM, Skudai, Johor. – 27 April 2012
  • Creative Toys Design for Children, Organised by: Centre for Student Innovation, UTM Johor – 31 May 2012

Publication:

  • Handbook of Design Sketch (1999) – self-published
  • Spesis-Spesis Kayu Dalam Ukiran Melayu (Classification of Timber Species in Malay Woodcarving) 2001, Publisher – Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, ISBN 9835202419
  • Sri Lanka Architecture Expedition (2009) – Air Asia inFlight Magazines (Dec 2009 issue)
  • National Park Expedition (2010)– Unpublished
  • Tasek Kenyir and Bewah Cave Expedition (2010) – Unpublished
  • The Climb: Mount Ayam, Stong and Baha Expedition, into the Nature’s Embrace (2011) – Unpublished
  • Mount Kinabalu Expedition (2011) – Unpublished
  • 4X4 Rainforest Challenge at Chemerong, Terengganu (2011) – Unpublished
  • White Water Rafting at Ulu Slim, Perak (2012) – Unpublished
  • Journey to Mount Stong: Jelawang Jungle, Kelantan Darul Naim (2012) – Unpublished

Seminars, Conferences and Workshop:

Post Graduate Seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University

Title: Design Research and Application

Presented by; Professor Dr Pamela Schenk

Venue: Cavendish Building, Faculty of Communication Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Date: October 1989

Jalan Stonor Badan Warisan

Architecture workshop

 

A Commonwealth of Art International Forum

Venue: World Trade Centre, Singapore

Date: 26-27 August 1998

SEACUM 8 Leadership Seminar

Title: Heritage Conservation and Cultural Revival

Venue: Puteri Pan Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Date: 5-6th September 2001

Title: Characteristics of Timber Species for Malay Woodcarving in Peninsular Malaysia

Ciri-Ciri Pemilihan Kayu Dalam Ukiran Melayu di Semenanjung Malaysia

Presented by: Ahmad Saifuddin Abdullah & Associate Professor Ismail Said

Venue: Islamic International University, Kuala Lumpur

Date: 2001

Konvensyen Pendidikan

Venue: Hotel Eden Garden, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Date: 7th November 2001

Kearah Kecemerlangan Akademik

Strategic Planning Architecture Department 

Venue: Desaru, Johor Bahru

Date: 3-6th May 2002

Kecemerlangan Diri dan Organisasi –

Venue: Le Village Beach Resort, Kuantan, Pahang. Malaysia

Date: 16-19th June 2002

Seminar Landskap 2002, Pendektan dan Keutamaan Landskap: Perancangan, Keperluan dan nilai Kewangan Setimpal.

Venue:Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Date: 21-22 October 2002

The Malaysian International Landscape and Garden Festival,

Venue: Perdana Lake Gardens –  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Date: 17-25 July 2004

ARCF 9001 Modes of Inquiry:

Methods of Research & Scholarship

Venue: Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia.

Date: 14 March to 2 June 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Research Literature Database Search

Presented by: Alex Brown (Denis Winston Architecture Library)

Venue: Training Laboratory, Engineering Library, PNR Engineering Building,

The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 16 March 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title:  “How to Pin the Cloud”

Presented by: Assoc Prof Dr Circe Monteiro, Federal University of Pemambuco, Brazil

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia.

Date: 17 March 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Quality Assurance: Reliability, Validity & Trustworthiness

Presented by: Professor Dr Gary T. Moore, Chair of Environment-Behavioural Studies

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 23 March 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Post Positivist Research: “I’ve had my say, but nothing’s changed!”  Where to now? …

Critical reflections on children’s participation.

Presented by: Dr. Barry Percy-Smith, (United Kingdom Youth Participation Network)

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia

Date:  24 March 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Epistemology and Their Related Research Methodologies

Presented by: Professor Dr Gary T. Moore, Chair of Environment-Behaviour Studies

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 28 March 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Epistemology and Their Related Research Methodologies

Presented by: Leilei Xu – EBS Research Group

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 30 March 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: The Suburbanisation of the Mind Hypothesis, The Hollywood Urban Imagination and the Rise of American Suburbia on the Colombian Caribbean,

Presented by: Professor Dr. Rafeal E. Pizarro (Colombia)

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Date: 31 March 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: ‘How to get published’

Presented by: Professor Ed Blakely

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia

Date: 3 April 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Do your eyes decide what you like? An Eye Tracking Research  Presented by: Professor Dr Su-Hsin Jasmine Lee. Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 7 April 2006

 

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: The Senses of Place: Sensing Place Through an Integral Lens – Pointers for a Post-Modern Planning as Place Making.

Presented by: Dr Ian Wight, University of Manitoba, Canada

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 10 April 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Façade Colour and Aesthetic Response

Presented by: Zena O’Connor – EBS Research Group

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 13 April 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: The Text-Based Interpretive Epistemology: Archival, Critical, Historical, Theoretical, Argument and Interpretive Text-Based Research.

Presented by: Professor Dr Glen Hill

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 27 April 2006 (morning session)

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Examples of Text-Based Interpretive Research

Presented by: Scott Hill – EBS Research Group

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 27 April 2006 (afternoon session)

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Investigating Façade Colour and Judgement About Size and Congruity

Presented by: Zena O’Connor – EBS Research Group.

The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 28 April 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: The Policy Oriented Epistemology Archival, Strategic & Evidence-Based Policy Research.

Presented by: Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Vivienne Milligan, Director, Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI), Sydney Research Centre. Australia.

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 2 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: The Greening of the Developers: An Investigating of Drivers and Impediments to Sustainability in New Private Urban Development Projects from the Perspective of Private Developers in Australia.

Presented by: Emily Yip Wai Leng, (Urban & Regional Planning and Policy)

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 4 May 2006

 

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Relations between neighbourhood environment and children’s social capital: An interactional-constructivist approach

Presented by: Leilei Xu

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 5 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Axiom and Conjectural-Based Research in Digital Computational Settings

Presented by: Professor John Gero

Title: Prototype Development Research

Presented by: Professor Mary Lou Maher

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 9 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Prototype Development and Digital Computational Research

Presented by: Somwrita Sarkar & Johann Daruwala – (Key Centre of Design Computing & Cognition, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney)

Title: Prototype Development and Digital Computational Research.

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 11 May 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Investigating Façade Colour and Judgement About Size and Congruity

Presented by: Zena O’Connor – EBS Research Group.

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia

Date: 12 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Surveys as a Mode of Research

Presented by: Associate Professor Peter Phibbs (TBC)

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 16 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Workshop

Title: Impact Factor

Presented by: Professor Dr Gary T Moore, Chair of Environment-Behaviour Studies

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 18 May 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Social Representations of Architectual Heritage

Presented by: Associate Professor Circe Montiero,  Federal University of Pemambuco, Brazil

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia

Date: 19 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Observation, Participant Observation and Ethnographies

Presented by: Dr Nicole Gurran

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 25 May 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Painting Texts, Writing Pictures

Presented by: Dr. Barrie Shelton

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 26 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Discourse Analysis

Presented by: Professor Dr Duanfang Lu

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 30 May 2006

Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: A Comparative Study of Colour Perception Between Designers and Laypublic of Constructed Landmarks in Malaysian Cities.

Presented by: Ahmad Saifuddin Abdullah

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 1 June 2006

Friday Environmental Behaviour Research Seminar

Title: Investigating relations between the neighbourhood environment and children’s social capital: A mixed-method interactional-constructivist study

Presented by: Leilei Xu

Venue: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building G04, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date: 2 June 2006

Non Academic Activities (Sydney, Australia)

Architectural Photography Session at Darling Harbour in conjunction with Greece Festival –

26 March 2006

Architectural Visit to Harbour Bridge Sydney – 16 April 2006

Tin Sheds Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, G04 – Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road,

The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia.

Exhibition of Joan Ross

Title: Fur for Instance

Date: 10 May 2006

Tin Sheds Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, G04 – Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road,

The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia.

Exhibition of Julie Bartholomew

Title: Wrapt

And Exhibition of Terry Culver

Title: The Seminal Bloke

Date: 29 May 2006

 

Organised Painting Workshop with Malaysia Hall Residence Club

Venue: Malaysia Hall Sydney, Australia

Title: Self Portrait by Naive Painter and The Talking Wall

Date: May 2006

 

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Trustworthiness

Presented by: Mohd Azlan Shah Zaidi (University of New South Wales)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date: 6 April 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Self

Presented by: Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus (University of Sydney)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date: 13 April 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Knowledge

Presented by: Zurina Kefeli (University of New South Wales)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date: 20 April 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Accountability

Presented by: Hasri Mustaffa (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date: 27 April 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Self Esteem

Presented by: Ahmad Saifuddin Abdullah (University of Sydney)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date: 3 May 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Professionalism

Presented by: Wan Azdie Mohd Abu Bakar (University of  Wollongong, New South Wales) and

Dr Rozlin Abdul Rahman (University of Sydney)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date:  May 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Research Writing

Presented by: Abdul Halim (University of Sydney)

Venue: Centennial Park, Sydney

Date: 6 May 2006 (night session)

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Collective Responsibility

Presented by: Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus (University of Sydney)

Venue: Centennial Park, Sydney

Date: 13 May 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Research Methodology

Presented by: Wan Azdie Mohd Abu Bakar (University of  Wollongong, New South Wales) Venue: Hurstville, Sydney

Date:  20 May 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: PhD. Experience

Presented by: Hasri Mustaffa (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date: 27 May 2006

Malaysian Post Graduate Student Intellectual Discourse

Title: Colour and Colour Perception

Presented by: Ahmad Saifuddin Abdullah (University of Sydney)

Venue: East Lake, Sydney

Date: 3 June 2006

Architectural Workshop

Title: Olympiarch

Venue: University Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor.

Date: 18 – 22 June 2006

 

Organiser for Children Picturebook Writing and Illustration Yusof Gajah Workshop 1

Perbadanan Kota Buku Malaysia & Komuniti Senirupa Malaysia (Artgeng)

In collaboration with Univerisit Teknologi Malaysia & Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Johor.

Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor.

Date: 10 – 12 August 2012

 

Organiser for Children Picturebook Writing and Illustration with Yusof Gajah Workshop 2

Perbadanan Kota Buku Malaysia & Komuniti Senirupa Malaysia (Artgeng)

In collaboration with Univerisit Teknologi Malaysia & Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Johor.

Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor.

Date: 7 – 9 September 2012

 

Organiser for Children Picturebook Writing and Illustration with Yusof Gajah Workshop 3

Perbadanan Kota Buku Malaysia & Komuniti Senirupa Malaysia (Artgeng)

In collaboration with Univerisit Teknologi Malaysia & Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Johor.

Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor.

Date: 28 – 30 September 2012