Curriculum Vitae


Koh Jing Hao is an accomplished lecturer at the School of Architecture, Building & Design with a deep passion for heritage architecture. He has extensive experience in supervising measured drawing projects of significant heritage buildings in Malaysia, including Ng Clan Ancestral Hall, Sun Yat Sen Museum, Old Johor Chinese Temple, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka Fui Chew Association, and the heritage dwellings of the Sungai Buloh leprosarium. Through these projects, he has developed a strong expertise in traditional Chinese architecture, culture and society.


While Koh Jing Hao is also proficient in digital heritage documentation, his primary focus is on preserving and embracing Malaysia’s cultural heritage. He has organised and curated numerous exhibitions and events that showcase the outcomes of these measured drawing projects to the local community. These include the Melaka Measured Drawing & Local Community Old Photographs Exhibition (2017), Religious Traditional Architecture Measured Drawing & Model Exhibition (2018) and Architecture, Community & Memories: Jln Stesen 1, Klang Measured Drawing Project Sharing Session (2018). Koh Jing Hao's work embodies the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and the role of architecture in facilitating this preservation.

  • Lecturer I, Faculty of Built Environment, Eng., Tech. & Design, 18/04/2011 to present
  • MSc in Computer Aided Architecture Design & Construction, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, United Kingdom
  • BSc. Housing, Building & Planning (Architecture), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
  • Heritage And Conservation (Traditional Chinese architecture, methods of documentation, Malaysian Chinese culture and society, traditional Chinese philosophy and aesthetics)
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Building Information Modeling
(Research Area)
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Heritage architecture
  • Architectural visualisation
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Computer Applications, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2023)
  • Measured Drawings and Documentation , Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2023)
  • Theories of Asian Architecture, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2023)
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
  • Koh, J. H. & Ahamad, N. A. (2023). A Phenomenological Study of Learner's Virtual Place Experience. In N. Peng & U. Sonet (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Inclusive and Innovative Architecture and the Built Environment (pp. 368-386). IGI Global.
  • Koh, J. H. (2023). Rumah Tok Su. In K. H. Tan & A. Nurul Alia (Eds.), Kedah: A History In Drawings (pp. 29–47). Suburbia Projects.
  • Ahamad, N., Ibrahim, F., Koh, J.H. & Ng, V. (2022). First-Year Experience (FYE) in Architectural Studio Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In Ng, V., Srirangam, S. & Norzaini, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Sustainable Architecture. IGI Global
  • Koh, J.H. (2018) Sun Yat Sen Museum Penang. In R. Powell, V.F. Liew. (Ed), RE.VIS.IT: Documenting Malaysian Heritage, MASSA Research Monograph (pp.70-75). Kuala Lumpur: MASSA.
  • Zahari, Z., Koh, J.H., Nor Hayati, H., & Isip, P. F. (2018). Rejuvenating The Shophouse: Conservation Of Historical Buildings In Penang's Unesco World Heritage Site. In V. Echarri & C.A. Brebbia (Eds.), Heritage architecture studies, (pp. 335-346). Wessex, UK: WIT Press.
Article in Journals
  • Koh, J. H., & Lim, C. M. (2023). Architectural language of the Southern Fujianese traditional Chinese temple timber frame structure in West Malaysia: a cultural semiotics analysis. ArchNet-IJAR, 17(1), 24–42. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Koh, J. H. (2023). A phenomenological study of the Sungai Buloh leprosarium heritage dwelling. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 4, 46–49. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Zahari, Z., Koh, J.H., Nor Hayati, H., & Isip, P. F. (2018). Rejuvenating The Shophouse: Conservation Of Historical Buildings In Penang’s Unesco World Heritage Site. International Journal of Heritage Architecture, 2(2), 335-346.
  • Mahdjoubi, L., Koh, J.H., & Moobela, C. (2014). Effects of Interactive Real-Time Simulations and Humanoid Avatars on Consumers’ Responses in Online House Products Marketing. Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 29(1), 31-46. (ISI-Indexed)
Article in Proceeding
  • Ahamad, N. A., Ibrahim, F. I., Koh, J. H., & Ng, F. P. (2021). First Year Experience (FYE) in Architectural Studio Education During Covid-19 Pandemic [Paper presentation]. 1st IAEEC Webinar Conference 2021, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Koh, J.H. & Lim, C.M. (2021). Architectural Language and Cultural Identity of the Southern Fujianese Traditional Chinese Temple Timber Frame Structure in Malaysia [Paper presentation]. 1st Think Space Confernce, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Koh, J.H. (2021). A Framework of Peer Collaboration, Assessment and Feedback to Enhance Learners' Experience and Engagement in a Fully Online Setting [Paper presentation]. Taylor’s 14th Teaching and Learning e-Conference, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Ahmad Jamal, K. A., & Koh, J. H. (2019). The Adoption of BIM 360 as a Cloud Collaboration Platform for Method of Documentations and Measured Drawings Module. In 2019 International University Carnival on E-Learning (IUCEL) Proceedings. Kota Samarahan , Sarawak: Centre for Applied Learning and Multimedia Universiti Malaysia Sarawak .
Articles in Magazines
  • Koh, J.H. (2020, July). Malaixiya Huaren Chuantong Simiao: Liangjia de Jiangou Yijiang yu Mudiao Zhuangshi [Timber Frame Structures of Malaysian Traditional Chinese Temples: Tectonic Conception and Timber Carving Ornamentation]. FOLK ART, 16(4), 127-131.
  • Koh, J.H. (2019, May). Malaixiya Huaren Diancuo Yangshi: Zaidihua de Chuantong Zhongguo Jianzhu Yishu Xingshi Yanbian [Chinese shophouse styles in Malaysia: Aesthetics evolution of contextualised traditional Chinese architecture]. FOLK ART, 9(3), 115-119.
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • Clan Conception And Traditional Chinese Temple Architecture: Chinese Social Space And Symbolic Space In Nineteenth-Century George Town, Penang, 3rd Think Space Conference 2023, 25/11/2023 to 25/11/2023, School of Architcture, Building and Design (International)
  • Traditional Chinese Temple Architecture as a Manifestation of the Clan Social Space In 19th Century George Town, Penang., UTAR ICP and R&D Colloquium 2022, 03/12/2022 to 03/12/2022, Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research, UTAR (International)
  • A Phenomenological Study Of The Sungai Buloh Leprosarium Heritage Dwelling, 2nd Think Space Conference 2022, 11/11/2022 to 12/11/2022, School of Architecture, Building and Design, Taylor's University (International)
  • Architectural Language and Cultural Identity of the Southern Fujianese Traditional Chinese Temple Timber Frame Structure in Malaysia, 1st Think Space Conference, 23/11/2021 to 24/11/2021, School of Architecture, Building and Design, Taylor's University (International)
  • A Framework of Peer Collaboration, Assessment And Feedback to Enhance Learners' Experience and Engagement in a Fully Online Setting, Taylor's 14th Teaching & Learning e-Conference 2021, 13/10/2021 to 15/10/2021, The Research Centre for Future Learning (RCFL), Taylor's University (International)
  • Assessing Learners Sense of Place Attainment through Virtual Place Experience Spatial Knowledge Inquiry in Architectural Education, Taylor's 13th Teaching And Learning Conference 2020, 14/10/2020 to 16/10/2020, Centre for Future Learning Taylor s University (International)
  • Cultural Consciousness Attainment Among Architecture Students Through Problem-Based Learning Instructional Approach in Heritage Architecture Education, Taylor's 12th Teaching and Learning Conference 2019, 13/09/2019 to 14/09/2019, Taylor's University (International)
  • Understanding the Architecture of Malaysia's Traditional Chinese Temples , Heritage Architecture Talk, 14/03/2020 to 14/03/2020, CITE Bookstore Malaysia (International)
  • Reading the Language of Traditional Streets, Ketuk Pintu Guided Discovery Tour, 11/11/2018 to 11/11/2018, Di m (in collaboration with Urbanscapes arts festival 2018) (International)
  • Heritage Architecture Measured Drawing- Architectural Documentation in Preserving History and Culture , Heritage Architecture Talk , 05/08/2017 to 05/08/2017, Cite Book Garden  (National)