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Quest for Architectural Excellence: A Malaysian Experience
Dato' Ruslan Khalid
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A long standing architect and academic, Dato' Ruslan Khalid's memoir is an inspirational read, particularly for ‘late starters' as he himself was. He tells of his struggles, betrayals, lost loves and ultimately, success. He freely shares with us his very personal experiences and lets us in on never-before-told events and stories.

Quest for Architectural Excellence is an engaging and fascinating account of one man's struggles and triumphs, of his journey that has made him a world-renowned and respected architect.

  • Frank and engaging memoir of a world-renowned Malaysian architect
  • Insights into the little-known profession of architecture

Architect. Academician. Educator. Self-professed modernist. A graduate of the prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, Dato' Ruslan's view of architecture was honed from years of working in England, Europe, the USA and, for the last 26 years, in Malaysia. He is the founder of Ruslan Khalid Associates.

He was notably the first Malay, if not Malaysian, to be appointed a Senior Lecturer at Portsmouth Polytechnic (now University) in 1974. Back in Malaysia, he was made Associate Professor by UTM in 1980 and Professor by UPM in 1998. He has presented papers in local and international conferences, as well as published in professional journals of international standing.

Product details:
ISBN : 9789814398572
Format : Paperback
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Published Date : 18-DEC-2012

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Name: Christine Chong
Rating: 4 out of 5

An interesting autobiography written with honesty and transparency about the social ills in the countries that the author had lived and worked in. His painful journey to become an architect, the invaluable experiences, and the quest for excellence had been told with openness and with a great sense of humour. Being labelled a "brown Englishman", the author loved the good life and the arts. His burning desire to share episodes of his life to the younger generation and his concern to call for discipline to keep abreast with rapid developments in scientific discoveries and technological innovations is commendable. Unlike some autobiographies, this one is not to be missed as it also serves as a wake-up call to the profession and the industry. Dato Ruslan passed away at age 79, just only days after meticulously completing his final proofing of his book.

Name: Smiley Khalid
Rating: 3 out of 5

A facinating, enspiring book to read not only for upcoming architects but to everyone that seek success in life. The experiences that the author went through are unbelievable. But true. He has opened many eyes by revealing episodes that happened during his carrie to be a successful architect. The struggle , the hardship and disappointments he has to endeavored is unbelievable to the modern world of business. To read this book is to learn , to widen ones knowledge and to achieve the highest respect of ones work. I have gone through twice after I received the book. Every time I was fascinated by it. Your truly Smiley

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