Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Sabah region in Malaysia. The city is located on the northwestern coast of Borneo. The area came under the Bruneian Empire in the 15th century and is known for its rich biodiversity, culture and architecture. Traditional, modern and Islamic architectural styles are seen in the city. The city is a major tourist destination for travellers coming to Sabah and Borneo region. The place is well known for various attractions such as the City Mosque, temples, Kundasang War Memorial, etc. 

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

ADK Architect Daniel Koh

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Institutional, Recreational.
Types of Built Projects: House, Library, Clinic, Office, Industrial Park.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu
Style of work: Unique and practical designs
Website: www.adkoh.com

Ar. Daniel Koh is the principal of Arkitek Daniel Koh & one of the Directors of Arkitek KOPA Sdn. Bhd. He had graduated from University of Tasmania in 2000 and had started his own practice since 2006.

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Health Clinic & Regional office_©www.adkoh.com

aLm

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Master Planning.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Office,
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu, Penanga.
Style of work: Integration of artistic and scientific values
Website: www.alm-architects.com

Founded in 2003 by Ar. Mei Chee Seong and Ar. Liew Tze Siang, aLM is a multi-disciplinary firm with a vision to create noteworthy architecture that integrates artistic and scientific values at every stage of design. 

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Competition project _©www.alm-architects.com

Architect Michael Chong

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Public.
Types of Built Projects: Linked House, Apartment, Industrial Park.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Innovation
Website: www.amc98.com

AMC provides quality “processed” solutions for the client as the foremost objective. The “process approach” for design excellence and innovation is derived from the conviction that Architecture grows from interactions and collaborations between the owner, consultants and the contractors.

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Detached House _©www.amc98.com

Arkitek Billings Leong & Tan Sdn. Bhd.

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Public.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Tower, Mall.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Contemporary designs
Website: www.ablt.com.my

The firm was established in 1951 during British colonial times by the late Architect Billings Leong, the first registered architect in Sabah.

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Commercial _©www.ablt.com.my

Arkitek Lys

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Villa.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Creating better built environment
Website: www.arkiteklys.my

They provide all Basic Architectural Consultancy Services as allowed by the Board of Architects Malaysia, as per outlined in Part II (Architectural Consultancy Services) of the Architects (Scale of Minimum Fees) 

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Villa _©www.arkiteklys.my

Arkitek Oma Sdn Bhd.

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Public, Institutional.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Villa, Office.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Sustainability
Website: www.aoma.squarespace.com

They are a Malaysia-based architecture practice established in 1987. Over the past thirty years, they have been continuously and steadily expanding and increasingly involved in a wide spectrum of projects for both private and public sector clients.

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Institute _©www.aoma.squarespace.com

Arkitek Tressie Yap

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Tourism, interior.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Villa, Office, Showroom
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Responsibly designed structures
Website: www.arkitektressieyap.com

After a 10-year stint as a project architect with major responsibilities in several architect firms in Australia and Malaysia. Since then, Ar. Yap has assembled a multi-racial talent pool of more than forty years of combined experience with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.

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Housing Development _©www.arkitektressieyap.com

Chan & Shahriman Arkitek Sdn. Bhd.

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Health care, Educational.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hospital, University.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu, Pom Pom Island, Sepanggar, Sabah
Style of work: Comprehensive development
Website: www.csarkitek.com

The studio Chan & Shahriman Arkitek Sdn. Bhd. was first founded in 1983 and since then had undergone considerable expansion. The studio has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and FT Labuan where there are resident partners to take charge of the project in these locations. 

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University _©www.csarkitek.com

Chin Architect

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Hospitality, Educational.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, School.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Pre-fabrication
Website: www.architectchin.com

Established in 1995, their  company  is a registered  Professional  Architect  firm with  the  Malaysian  Board  of  Architects (Lembaga  Arkitek Malaysia, LAM) and Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia, PAM).

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Pre- Fabricated Metal House _©www.architectchin.com

Haoyun Architect

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Housing.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Style of work: Valuation
Website: www.haoyunarchitect.com

Haoyun Architect was established on 1st July 1999 as a sole proprietor architectural firm to undertake architectural design consultancy.

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Housing_©www.haoyunarchitect.com

IDC Architects KK

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Educational, Commercial, Healthcare.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, Restaurant, Cafe.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu,  Kuching, Kuching-Samarahan Expressway
Style of work: Functionality and user needs
Website: www.idc-architects.com

IDC Architects Sdn Bhd (1179713-D) is an award-winning private architectural practice based in Kuching, Sarawak, and was established in March 2016.

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Boutique Lodging House_©www.idc-architects.com

Innotech Design Architect

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Masterplanning, Urban design, Hospitality,
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, School, Complex.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Master planning and project management
Website: www.innotechdesign.com.my

Innotech Design Architects Sdn. Bhd. is established to provide professional architectural services ranging from Master or Urban Planning, Building Design, Interior Design and Project Management since 1996.

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Riverfront_©www.innotechdesign.com.my

JWA Design & Build Sdn Bhd.

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Public.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Cafe, Bungalow, Hotel.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Contemporary designs
Website: www.jwadesignbuild.com

JWA is the builder of dreams. They are a hassle free, quality guaranteed, Design & Build Construction Company serving in Sabah. They focus on boutique projects requiring added value through great design. 

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Hotel _©www.jwadesignbuild.com

M. Kiandee Architect

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Medical, Hospitality, Interior.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Cafe, Hotel, Hospital,
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: Contemporary architecture
Website: www.mka.com.my 

Founded in 1989, M. Kiandee Architect Sdn Bhd has transformed into one of the largest architectural practices in Sabah, Malaysia.

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Hotel_©www.mka.com.my

Rozaini & Ho Architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Office.
Locations of Built Projects: Kota Kinabalu.
Style of work: According to client’s needs
Website: www.rozainiho.com

Ar. Rozaini Bin Kasmin and Ar. Vivian Ho is the founder of Rozaini & Ho Architects. The firm mainly serves in the field of Architecture, Residential, Commercial Projects.

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Rozaini & Ho Architects_©www.rozainiho.com

 

 

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