Agile and focused

Architect T.Y. Au, a boutique practice dedicated to providing personal attention to detail and design, was established in early 1998 in Penang, Malaysia. It is a practice which has chosen to remain small in the belief that design quality and principles will be diluted the bigger a firm becomes.


The design atelier's clientele range from private owners to multinationals as well as other Malaysian corporate companies.



The firm is led by Architect Tai Yeow Au who graduated with honors from Washington State University in 1990 and also spent a year at the DIS program at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark as a Rotary Undergraduate Scholar in 1989. In 1991 he obtained his Masters in Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University at St. Louis.

Architect Tai Yeow Au is actively involved in promoting architecture for the public and architects via the local architecture institute by organizing talks by Malaysian and international architects in Penang.



In order to compete for bigger projects, in 2008, Architect Au was appointed a director with ATSA Architects Sdn. Bhd. as the two companies share the same principles in design. This alliance ensures that Architect T.Y. Au can still remain small and be personal in attending to its projects while competing for bigger jobs.