Hud Bakar is the Managing Director and design principal of RSP Architects Kuala Lumpur. He has over 30 years of experience in designing projects of different scales, with works varying from residential to super high-rise skyscrapers exceeding 100 storeys. He has won many architectural competitions and been conferred with awards from FIABCI, BCI Asia, The Edge and Asia Pacific Architecture Awards.
A familiar figure in the Malaysia architecture scene, he has been a well sought-after speaker in many professional seminars, educational talks, and was a jury for many competitions and graduates’ thesis. His works have been profiled in many local and international publications such as Australian Habitus, Thailand’s Art4D Trend, Indonesian Architecture Magazine, The Edge, Tatler, and Architecture Malaysia.
He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Architects where he served as a council member, the Board of Architects Malaysia, Interior Designers of Malaysia, and has a Master of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Kong joined RSP Singapore in 2002 and was appointed Director of RSP Engineers Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia in 2007. He has over 20 years of experience in the design of structures that meet stringent seismic or wind design requirements. Besides Malaysia, he has undertaken projects in more than 10 overseas locations, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Riyadh, Accra, Delhi, Yangon, Mandalay, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.
He obtained his PhD in seismic retrofitting of existing buildings in 2003 from the National University of Singapore.
Ir. Tan started his engineering career as Design Engineer with VSL Engineers Sdn. Bhd. which is a specialist post-tensioned contractor firm in 1993. In 1996, he joined RSP Akitek as an in-house structural engineer for the architectural firm. In realising RSP philosophy in creating a multi-disciplined consultancy practice, he had jointly assisted in setting up the Civil and Structural department i.e. under the company name of RSP Engineers Sdn. Bhd. in 1998 and was appointed a Director in 2002.
Ir. Tan engineering experience includes design and construction supervision involving both post-tensioned and RC conventional system in building developments. He is fully conversant with British and Australian Design Codes. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in Malaysia. He is also a corporate member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of Newcastle, Australia.