By invitation of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Professor Dato’ Ar. W. Y. Chin, had recently been appointed as Joint Head of School or Dean of the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment at Cyberjaya.
LUCT is presently providing a twinning-programme in architecture, in collaboration with Curtin University of Technology, Australia. The faculty offers seven undergraduate courses of study, at diploma and degree levels, in architecture, interior architecture, interior design, urban planning, construction management, facility management, and landscape architecture.
Professor Chin is an architect, town planner and arbitrator by profession; he graduated with the degrees for the Bachelor of Architecture in 1964 and Master of Town and Country Planning in 1966 from the University of Sydney, where he also attained Prof Dato’ Ar W. Y. Chin a Prize Award recipient from its Urban Research Centre. He has
been president of the Sydney University Graduates of Malaysia Alumni (SUGMA)
As associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, Prof. Chin is additionally a practitioner arbitrator, locally and overseas, linked with PAM and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He had conducted to-date 64 arbitration cases to his credit and had published 44 papers.
He had worked as architect-planner with the Urban Renewal Department, Singapore, followed in same capacity with the Malaysian Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Later, he was made a director of Eric Taylor Associates in Kuala Lumpur, before setting up his own professional practice in 1971 till this very day.
Academically, Professor Chin had lectured at LUCT and Tong-Ji University in Shanghai, China. He was relatively active professionally having served in many technical and ad hoc committees, including in DBKL and MBPJ as well as being chairman and assessor for several major architectural competitions.
He was president of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), a member of the Board of Architects, Malaysia (LAM), and a Founding Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP). He was also an examiner of the PAM/LAM Part 3 Professional Practice examinations; an examiner of the LAM Board of Architectural Education and a Panel Examiner of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).
In sports, Professor Chin is currently the vice-president of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM); he had held various high offices in local, national, regional, international and world sport bodies and authorities, covering an extensive period of over 2½ decades.