Australian Institute of Architects Fellowships are given to members who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the architecture profession beyond architecture practice. It is our pleasure to announce that AR Datuk Pei Ing Tan has been named a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Ar. Datuk Pei Ing Tan is a Malaysian architect who has been in practice in Malaysia since graduating from the university of Melbourne in 1985. She has been a long-standing member of the Australian Institute of Architects, serving on the International Chapter Council for several years and the Institute’s National Gender Equity Committee.
Pei Ing is currently the secretary-general of the International Union of Architects [UIA] and is a Past-President of ARASIA, the regional Asian grouping of architectural institutes.
During her career in Malaysia, she founded her own firm, Pi Architects in Kuala Lumpur, and has had an enduring involvement in the wider aspects of governance in the profession in Malaysia. She is a former president of the Malaysian Institute of Architects and has served on the Board of Architects Malaysia.
She has long been a trailblazer for the equitable inclusion of women in the architectural profession, internationally and in Australia. Her draft of the Khartoum Declaration on Gender Equity in Architecture was adopted by the members of the International Union of Architects in 2017. She has been recognised by the many Malaysian institutions that she has represented over the years. This included the pam gold medal for service in 2019 and the board of architects Malaysia president’s award in 2017.
Pei Ing is worthy of life fellowship, not only for her important role in the global architectural community but also for her many years of guidance and wisdom while serving the International Chapter.
Congratulations, AR Datuk Pei Ing Tan