Malaysia Health Development Project


The Malaysian Health Development project for Department of Chemistry Ministry of Science, sponsored by the World Bank was won through an international design competition of over 30 firms from USA, Britain, Japan and Canada. The project includes the design and construction of a Central headquarters building for the department of chemistry in Kuala Lumpur and four regional laboratories located in Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Ipoh and Melaka. The Department of Chemistry of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment handles many of the testing requirements of various Malaysian agencies. Increasing demands had been placed on the Department of Chemistry to provide more and more data of various materials including food, water, soil and air by an ever-increasing variety of Malaysian regulations. These regulations dealing with environmental quality, food quality and occupational health are requiring the development of laboratories to address a multitude of enhanced testing needs.

Project Team
Rick Yallowega – Principal, Project Architect
Robert André – Technical Staff
Nello Mozzon – Lead Technical Staff
Ted Matheson – Design and Visualization
Denis Comtois – Lead Interior Design

Project Facts

  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Completion: 1998
  • Building Area: 450 000 sq. ft.
  • Industry: Healthcare