Dr Tan Loke Mun, is principal of DrTanLM Architect, Director of ArchiCentre Sdn. Bhd as well as Founder and Director for DTLM Design Group. The architectural design studio operates out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where they are involved in a large variety of high profile work. He is a Past President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), Past Chairman of the LAM-PAMGreenBuilding and Sustainability Committee, Past Member of the GBI Accreditation Panel (GBIAP) and also a member of the Board of Architects Malaysia.
Dr Tan studied at Taylor’s College, Kuala Lumpur and obtained his architectural training from Deakin University and later his doctorate from Melbourne University, Australia. Dr Tan’s doctoral studies was in social and self help housing and he has worked in most parts of urban and rural Australia, Uruguay, Argentina and Brasil.
In Malaysia, Dr Tan’s architecture embraces and interprets regionalism in a modern social context. In a rapidly changing world landscape, he believes that well designed buildings and spaces actually create value for all its users. As such he endeavours to find the balance between the rush towards modern standardization and the extra effort and detail that can create the requisite ambience for his projects. Often working from the basis of typologies, he has managed to interpret and translate simple regional metaphors into his increasingly green architecture.
Dr Tan’s works are widely published and he has received numerous Architectural Awards for his works.