30th March 2018 : IKEA

” It is in the end the details that give the product its life. “

Type: Site Visit
Location: Batu Kawan, Penang
Status: On going

IKEA strives to product & deliver affordable products to the many through the combination of function, quality, design and value, with sustainability in mind. This common ideology is shared between IKEA and LLA in which has brought to a successful collaboration that continues to product significant performance improvements. Whilst working closely with the client, the firm has been critical with the adaptations made at both micro and macro levels to ensure the optimization of their operational needs and requirements.

The completion of the project is targeted by end of 2018. It is an achievement for the firm and has brought us to a whole new level of being detail-oriented which makes a difference in design.

31st March 2018 : LLA’s Anniversary

” Celebrating our past and charting the future through excellence. “

Type: Celebration Dinner
Date: 31st March 2018
Location: Kirishima, Cititel Hotel

LLA, the epitome of heritage and conversation has been enthusiastically involved in various contemporary developments throughout the 35th years and strive to grow bolder, not older. The firm has been welcoming new ideas and believes that the learning curve never really ends. This mindset has shaped the culture of the firm to never settle for less but to constantly move forward.

In conjunction with the 35th Anniversary, LLA has published STEEL which celebrates the spirit of steel in many fascinating ways.

“… craft as design and the assembly of industrial metal parts, where roofs and beams mimic the pencil lines of sketches sweeping in curves across tracing papers, all coming to life in real-time projects.”

The documented projects have clearly justified the versatility of steel through innovative designs that has rekindled the spirit of place.


Chowrasta Market


The Malay Mail, 7 August 2012

New-look Chowrasta market takes shape

The Star, 31 July 2012

Council wants feedback on Chowrasta project

The Malay Mail, 22 February 2012

Facelift Long Time Coming Say Traders
Makeover Chowrasta

The Star, 2 December, 2011

Massive facelift for Chowrasta


Penang Hill


The Star, 15 September 2012

New facilities for Penang Hill visitors to be completed next year

Viewing Deck Opening 2015


Suffolk House


The Edge, 8 August 2011

Penang’s First Great House Regains Glory

The Star, 6 December 2010

Majesty Restored

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation –
2008 Award of Distinction


Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion


The Star, 22 October 2011

Cheong Fatt Tze building is one of two in Asia featured on Lonely Planet list

Architectural Digest, August 2003 Issue

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: A Singular Obsession Drives a Penang Landmark’s Transformation
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation – 2000 Most Excellent Project


Lunas Rubber Smokehouse

Aga Kahn Award for Architecture 2010 – Shortlisted Projects

Arkitek LLA


The Penang Monthly, 20 April 2012

Hooking the Young on Heritage

The Edge, 11 October 2010

Holistic Development Needed for Penang