• Head of School - School of Architecture, Building and Design

  • School of Arch,Buildg.&Design
    Faculty of Innovation & Technology
  •   foongpeng.ng@taylors.edu.my


Associate Professor Dr Ng Foong Peng

Veronica is currently the Head of School of Architecture, Building and Design (SABD), Taylor’s University. Her leadership in the design and development of architecture programmes and her collective experiences have led to her appointment as a member in the Council of Architectural Accreditation and Education Malaysia for the session 2017-2018, and the Accreditation Assessor from 2022-2027. At an institutional level, Veronica has been actively involved from the conception to capacity building for an attribute-based education underpinned by Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) and the Taylor’s Curriculum Framework. Recently, she was also engaged in the conceptualisation and execution of Purpose Learning through her role as the Director of the Liveable Urban Communities Impact Lab in 2023.

Veronica’s purpose, as an educator, is to use empathetic design thinking to deliver impactful learning beyond the four walls of the “classroom”. In seeking to bridge between education, practice and research, she curated and led several distinctive collaborative projects such as Undo-Redo with BetterCities, PavilionNOW with Shalini Ganendra Fine Arts, SentulWorks with YTL Sdn Bhd, Kampong Baru Taylor’s-Vernadoc Camp and the ‘Analysing Architecture’ educational programme with Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Her initiatives informed her academic work and has been recognized through awards such as the EMAS Award for Innovation Teaching & Learning, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Mobin Shepperd Memorial Prize, and the Chairman’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Taylor’s University and Gold award in Invention, Innovation & Design on e-Learning Competition.

Veronica is a researcher and a writer. Anchored by her PhD thesis titled “Re-thinking Place”, her research focusses on the notion of place and place-making, and contemporary Malaysian architecture. She is currently engaged in the institutional initiative on purpose learning, while leading a research project on socio-spatial framework for temporary migrant worker housing in Malaysia and developing a design pedagogy framework for post-covid architecture education. She authors books and contributes to architecture magazines such as World Architecture, Architecture Asia, Architecture Malaysia, Architecture Australia, and d+a. Her active role in the Malaysian Institute of Architects through the Education, Media and Publication committees has landed her numerous appointments as convenor and moderator of international and national events.



Academic Qualification

  • PhD Major In Architecture, Curtin University, Australia
  • Bachelor Of Architecture, Curtin University,Australia, Australia
  • Bachelor Of Science (Major In Architecture), Curtin University, Australia
  • Advanced Diploma (Major In Architecture Technology), Lim Kok Wing, Malaysia

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Social Sciences, Education, Curriculum Development
  • Applied Sciences And Technologies, Architecture, History and Theory
  • Applied Sciences And Technologies, Architecture, Built Environment
  • Applied Sciences And Technologies, Architecture, Design Studio Practice

Research Interest

  • Sociology of space
  • Architectural journalism, writing and publication
  • Narratives and poetics of architecture and space
  • Theorisation of contemporary Malaysia architecture
  • Design methods diagramming, drawing and making

Publications

2023
  • Online Learning Using Game Design: The Architecture Student Experience - Book Chapter
  • Built Environment Well-being in Migrant Worker's Accommodation - A Systematic Literature Review and Theoretical Framework (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology - Article in Journals
  • THE IMPACT OF POST-PANDEMIC LIVING ENVIRONMENT ON STUDENTS' WELLBEING IN STUDENT ACCOMMODATION (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology - Article in Journals
  • BIOPHILIC DESIGN FOR ELDERLY HOMES IN MALAYSIA FOR IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology - Article in Journals
  • SPATIAL-SOCIAL NARRATIVES: A CASE OF MIGRANT TEMPORARY HOUSING (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology - Article in Journals
2022
  • Courtyard configuration to optimize shading, daylight and ventilation in a tropical terrace house using simulation (SCOPUS-Indexed), Archnet-IJAR - Article in Journals
  • Re-establishing traditional stilt structures in contemporary architecture The possibilities (SCOPUS-Indexed), Archnet-IJAR - Article in Journals
  • Are they ready yet: Architecture Graduates Employability Skills from Employers' Perspective (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Design and Built Environment - Article in Journals
  • Urban Farming as Sustainable Strategy to Revive Interstitials in Community Housing (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Special Issue on STAAUH - Article in Journals
  • House 44, Architecture Malaysia - Articles in Magazines
2021
  • Learning Construction Through Model Making and Its Application in Architecture Design Studio. (ISI-Indexed), International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies - Article in Journals
  • Typologies of Design Thinking: The Constructive Perspective. (ISI-Indexed), International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies - Article in Journals
  • The Architect's Garden, Architecture Malaysia - Articles in Magazines
  • PAM Building of the Year Interview, Architecture Malaysia - Articles in Magazines
  • Analysing Malaysian Houses with Discursive Idea (ISI-Indexed), International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, Applied Sciences and Technologies - Article in Journals
2020
  • Public Life and Space of Petaling Street: Reading the Mutable Street from Socio-Spatial Perspectives. (ISI-Indexed), International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies - Article in Journals
  • Analysing Architecture: Dissecting the Malaysian House (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Re-designing the Architecture Curriculum Through the Lens of Graduate Capabilities - Book Chapter
  • Perception of Urban Space through the lens of Pokemon Go (ISI-Indexed), SEARCH Journal of Media and Communication Research - Article in Journals
2019
  • Chinese Cemetery as Heterotopia: A Case of Kwong Tong Chinese Cemetery (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • ESC:2018 - Book
  • Asian Tropical Architecture, World Architecture - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Typologies of Design Thinking: The learner-led perspectives (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • To Think Structure, To Feel Space: An Alternative To Teaching Construction In Architecture - Book Chapter
2018
  • The Pedagogy of Engagement: A study of architecture students learning experience in community partnership, International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study - Article in Journals
  • Constructive Alignment of Graduate Capabilities: Insights from Implementation at A Private University in Malaysia (SCOPUS-Indexed), Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction - Article in Journals
  • Tracing Liminality: A multidisciplinary spatial construct, Journal of Engineering and Architecture - Article in Journals
  • To think structure, to feel space: An alternative to teaching construction in architecture - Article in Proceeding
  • Typologies of Design Thinking: A theoretical perspective - Article in Proceeding
2016
  • Development of MOOCs module in the Architecture classroom, Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Education - Article in Journals
  • Malaysian-ness!, Architecture 101, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Emerging Voices, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Theorizing Emergent Malaysian Architecture - Book
2015
  • The power of drawing: Lessons for architecture students, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Alice Smith School, Architecture Australia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Lexus Showroom Ipoh, CUBES - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Chin Woo Stadium - Book Chapter
  • The Living Machines: Malaysia s Modern Architectural Heritage - Book
2014
  • Revisiting Tanjong Jara, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Architecture Education and the Return to the Humanities, Architecture Asia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Transitions from then to now; Building, Dwelling, Living: A look at the architecture of Design Collective Architects [DCA], Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Architecture 101: Reading, Writing & Analysing, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
2013
  • Towards a Holistic Understanding of Sense of Place: A Phenomenological Reading of Chew Jetty, Penang, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science - Article in Journals
  • Radical & Ready: Critical writing on Practice, Design + Architecture [d+a] - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • The Silent Power of Diagrams, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Living with Art: Green+Art+Architecture, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery Residence, SGFA, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • Transitions: From then to now, WHBC Architects, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
2012
  • Learning Architecture through place-making in the design studio (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal on Architectural Research - Article in Journals
  • A Foucauldian Analysis and discursive analysis on place - Book Chapter
  • Living in the Clouds: Being in Cloud Nine, Architecture Malaysia - Article in Non-Refereed Journals
  • A critical review on the problematic nature of place, British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences - Article in Journals
2011
  • Glocal architecture: An alternative approach toward defining contemporary Malaysian identity, World Architecture - Article in Journals
  • Historical development on modern architecture in Malaysia, World Architecture - Article in Journals
  • Beyond the Sleepy Hollow: Interpreting the collective cultural heritages of Sungai Lembing, in Multifaceted Aspects of Asian Heritage - Book Chapter
  • Three Plus, Design + Architecture [d+a] - Article in Non-Refereed Journals

Research

  • Proposal for interior design and visitor narative for the Hock Leng Keng Temple extension, Serendah, Selangor,  Co-researcher2023 to 2024, Private
  • Community-based Participatory Designs Framework within Architectural Malaysian Higher Education Institutions,  Co-researcher2022 to 2024, Private
  • Entrepreneurship programme on Productive Youth Development (PYD) ,  Co-researcher2022 to 2023, Private
  • Investigation On Hybridised Formats Of Studio Delivery For Post-Covid 19,  Project Leader2021 to 2023, Private
  • A socio-spatial framework for sustainable living environment of temporary urban migrant settlements in Malaysia ,  Project Leader2021 to 2025, National
  • Integrated Model for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Community Resilience,  Co-researcher2021 to 2024, National
  • Analysing emerging typologies in interior design,  Project Leader2019 to 2020, Private
  • Typologies of design thinking: A learner centered approach,  Co-researcher2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Analysing architecture: Dissecting the Malaysian 'house',  Project Leader2017 to 2018, Taylor's University
  • Theorising Emergent Malaysian Architecture ,  Principal Researcher2014 to 2016, Private

Awards and Stewardship

  • Invention, Innovation & Design on e-Learning, Competition, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Innovation on e learning , 2021

Paper Presented

  • Perception of Urban Space through the Lens of Pokemon GO, The 6th International SEARCH Conference 2019 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 27/06/2019 to 28/06/2019
  • Analysing Architecture: Dissecting the Malaysian House , 3rd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 26/06/2019 to 26/06/2019
  • Chinese Cemetery as Heterotopia: A Case of Kwong Tong Chinese Cemetery (KTCC), 3rd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 26/06/2019 to 26/06/2019
  • Constructive Alignment of Graduate Capabilities: Insights from Implementation at a Private University in Malaysia, 11th Taylor's Teaching and Learning Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 22/09/2018 to 23/09/2018
  • The Pedagogy of Engagement: A study of architecture students learning experience in community partnership, Seventh International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Management and Human Behaviour (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 18/08/2018
  • Typologies of Design Thinking: A theoretical perspective, PAM International Education Conference 2018 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 07/08/2018
  • To think structure, to feel space: An alternative to teaching construction in architecture, PAM International Education Conference 2018 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 07/08/2018
  • The Tectonic Expression: Reading the works of Wooi Lok Kuang, 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 10/05/2018
  • The Pavilion: Design/Make as an Alternative Practice, International Conference on Education and Social Sciences (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 22/02/2018
  • Beyond the Sleepy Hollow: Interpreting the collective cultural heritages of Sungai Lembing, National Conference on the Preservation and Promotion of Heritage, Penang (2010) (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 24/12/2010 to 26/12/2010