B. Arch (Hons) UNSW. FPAM FMIID FAPSDA HON.FCIDI MMGBC RDI (USA)
Ar.IDr Chris Yap SC is the Founder and Group Chairman of The Spatial Factors Group, consisting of Spatial Factors Architects, Spatial Factors (Interior Designers), Spatial Factors SB (Project Management) and Chris Yap Architect. The firms specialise in design, architecture, contracts and administration with the expertise to provide integrated and cross - platform consultancy services from commencement to delivery in synergistic and effective ways.
A Co-Founder and Past President of Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) and currently in Council, he is also the Founding President and Board Member of the now registered Asia - Pacific Space Designers Association (APSDA) and an active member of Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), holding PAM Education Fund Directorship amongst others currently. He is a Fellow Member of MIID, APSDA, PAM and Honorary Fellow of CIDI Ibero - American Council of Interior Designers, South America and a Professional Member of Retail Design Institute (RDI), USA.
A Board Member representing Interior Designers in the legislative Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM) since 2015 and a Panel Member of The Malaysian BAR Council Disciplinary Board, Ar.IDr Chris Yap SC co-authored the Malaysian Green Building Index ID Rating Tools and LAM Interior Design Accreditation Manual for Institutions of Higher Learning and serves as an External Examiner, Accessor and Industry Advisory Expert Panel for Universities.