The Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA) was jointly established in 2005 by Taylor’s University and KALAM of University Teknology Malaysia. It aims to foster interest and promote studies in the ideas and heritage of architecture, through documentation of intellectual and physical heritage of architecture in the region. As a research arm of the School of Architecture, Building & Design (SABD), MASSA provides a more solid foundation and robust education of the subject matter.
Research & Publications
Academics of the School of Architecture, Building & Design are actively involved in research and knowledge dissemination through participation in seminars, conferences and publication. Research activities organized by MASSA provide an excellent educational opportunity that is relevant to the cultural, scientific and technological advancement of society. This also complements the teaching and learning experience at the School of Architecture, Building & Design.
Measured Drawing & Documentation
In line with MASSA’s objective to promote studies in the ideas and architectural heritage , the School of Architecture, Building & Design conducts measured drawing and documentation of heritage buildings exercise every year. The academic exercise is carried out as part of our academic program, to develop the understanding of the principles of building preservation/conservation and the methods of recording.