About

Founded by an award-winning Malaysian architect Ar Ooi Yin Mau (Formally practiced as Ooi Yin Mau Architect, a sole proprietorship & Rekka Design Atelier Plt), OYM Architect Sdn Bhd is one of just a few Malaysian architects to have received recognition for numerous times through Open International Design Competitions. Ar. Ooi graduated from School of Architecture, University of South Australia in 1998 with 1st class honours. After graduation, Ar. Ooi worked as project architect for 6 years in Malaysia- 3 years at Lee Architectural Concultancy, Penang and 3 years at BEP Akitek, KL. In 2004, Ar. Ooi obtained his professional qualification from LAM/PAM. Same year after completed Desa Parkcity’s earliest housing projects- Safa & Nadia, he expanded his life and professional experience to live and work in Europe, joining RIBA’s gold Medalist Practice- STW Architects in Ireland, he was working on some of the prominent architecture in the country, i.e. Project 2025 for RTÉ- Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster and New Headquarter for Department of Environment in Wexford. While adapting to Irish culture and international practice environment, Ar. Ooi travelled extensively over 8 years in Europe, expanded his cultural horizon and built up strong interests beyond his core study of architecture, i.e. photography, film, music, art, design and human lives. Ar. Ooi returned to Malaysia in late 2012, after a short while working with C’Arch, he set up Ooi Yin Mau Architect & Rekka Design Atelier Plt in 2014 based in Petaling Jaya. Ar. Ooi occasionally invited to serve as guest critic at local Universities.

Full Company Portfolio can be downloaded here:
OYM Architect Sdn Bhd- Company Portfolio

OFFICE
F-11-15, Metropolitan Square,
Jalan PJU 8/1,
Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia
012-3867681

COMPANY REGISTRATION
2014 – 2023
2023-        – OYM Architect Sdn Bhd (1512807T) (LAM Registration No: BC/O 6)
2014-2023- Ooi Yin Mau Architect(Sole Proprietorship), transferred to OYM Architect Sdn Bhd in May 2023.
2014-        – Rekka Design Atelier Plt(LLP No: LLP0003844-LGN)

MEMBERSHIPS
Corporate member of PAM-Malaysian Institute of Architects(M 2395)
Professional member of LAM-Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (A/O 77)
Member of Golden Key National Honour society of Australia

FULL LIST OF PROJECTS

2023
Mini Housing- Proposed 4 unit of double storey bungalows at Mahkota Cheras- KM approved. Pending BP approval.
Play Houses at Bukit Tunku- Completed

2022
14 units of single storey semi-d housing at Jerantut- Under construction.
An orchard villa at Tanarimba- Design Proposal.
A river front villa at Tanarimba- Design Proposal.

2021
Rural Development at Tanggkou, next to World Cultural Heritage Site of Kaiping Diaolou, China. International Design Competition- Proceeded to the second round.
凝望百年碉楼 筑梦未来塘口——中国开平塘口乡建设计大赛, 初评入围, 止步于复评。
Soo Residence- Tear down and rebuild a double-storey Semi-D, KK Hills, Kota Kemuning, Selangor- Design proposal
HSL Office Building, Kuching- Design proposal

2020
Twin Arcades-A commercial complex Development at Temerloh- On hold
PAM Facade Design Ideas Competition for the RTS Link Station, Johor
Cheongju New City Hall, korea, International Design Competition
Korean War Memorial Park, International Design Competition

2019
A 3 and 1/2 storey house(15,000sf) at Country Heights Damansara, PJ- Design proposal
PAM Housing 4.0 Design Competition- Proposal

2018
Huayu Adventure Park, Pinggu, Beijing- Design proposal
Johor Mosque National Design Competition- Design proposal
Long Houses- 4 unit of double-storey bungalows at Mahkota Cheras, Kuala Lumpur- KM in progress
34 units of 2-3 Storey Shop Offices at Kuah, Pulau Langkawi- In progress

2017
A Buddhist Temple at Kandy, Sri Lanka- On hold
A Mixed Development that consists of 20 storey hotel, 4 storey shopping mall, 6 storey apartments and multi-storey car park. Location-Confidential
International School+Student Housing+Commercial Center, Master plan & building design proposal on 218 acres of land, Sepang, Selangor- Design proposal
The Last House On Mulholland, Hollywood Open International Design Competition- Honorable mention

2016
1 unit of single storey bungalow & 61 units of single storey semi-d at Jerantut, Pahang- All completed except last 2 pair of semi-d are still under construction.
Boutique Resort with 30 units villas, restaurant & Reception Buildings at Taman Negara, Pahang- Planning & Building Plan Approved- On hold.
MGBC and PAM Green Research & Office Building Design Competition, Selangor- Finalist

2015
D’Cassia- Two 18 storey Apartment Blocks with Amenity Buildings at Setia Ecohill- Completed
(In collaboration with CT Goh Architect)
D’Bayu- Three 15-17 storey Apartment Blocks with Amenity Buildings at Setia Alam- Completed
(In collaboration with CT Goh Architect)
Beijing 1+1 Art Centre 北京1+1艺术中心 International Design Competition- Honorable mention
8 units of single storey bungalow & 52 units single storey semi-d at Baling, Kedah- On hold
33 units of single storey bungalow & 58 units of single storey semi-d at Baling, Kedah- On hold
Jerai House, Gurun- Main building works completed. In progress
Loh Residence- a single storey bungalow at JB, Johor- Completed

2014
12 Units of Villas Resort, Langkawi Island- On hold
Fishing Village+ Restaurant + Hotel ,  Langkawi- On hold

2013 – 2014
Worked with C’arch Architecture + Design, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key projects
Primorsky Entertainment Resort Centre- 5* hotel & casino, Russia- Proposal
Elevia Condominium + Villas, Selangor, Malaysia- Completed
Tropicana Danga Cove Housing Development, Johor, Malaysia- Proposal

2004 – 2012
Worked with STW Architects, Ireland
Referee-Peter Dudley(Director)
Key projects
RTÉ- project 2025, Dublin 4, Ireland- Planning Approved- Unbuilt
Wexford decentralised office for Department of Environment(Competition Winning Entry), Wexford, Ireland- Completed
NUI Human Biology Building, Galway, Ireland- Completed
Carlow Institute of Technology, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland- Completed
Limelick Institute of Technology, Limelick, Ireland
Blackrock Clinic & Hospital, Dublin, Ireland- Completed
Cerimed Research Building, France(Competition Winning Entry)- Completed
ESB Headquarter, Dublin, Ireland- (Competition Shortlist)
Parkgate Street Mixed Development- Unbuilt

2001 – 2004
Worked with BEP Architects, Malaysia
Referee-Ar Lam Kok Liang
Key Projects
Desa Parkcity Township Development
Safa Terraces- Desa Parkcity– Completed
Nadia Condominium & Park Homes– Desa Parkcity– Completed
Housing Development in Saujana Golf Resort, Subang Jaya- Proposal
IOI Square- Commercial Centre and Service Apartments- Proposal
Township Development in Coalfield Estate- Proposal

1999 – 2001
Worked with Lee Architectural Consultancy, Malaysia
Key Projects
Dell Computer factory, Penang- Completed
Veritronic factory, Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah- Completed
BCM factory extension, Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah- Completed

1996 – 1997
Intern at BFG-Brown Falconer Group, Adelaire, Australia

1995 – 1998
University of South Australia
B. Arch, Hons(1st Class)