With architects gather at PAM during committee meetings, we see each other as serious minded professional discussing and deciding on issues affecting the Institute or the Profession. The occasional lighter moments during members’ night or President’s night had seen the other side of some members with their hair down and having fun. We have among us talents, the likes of Fred Artrane and imitation Elvis Presley. There are of course, other members whose mask never come down. It is this colourful mix which has made the profession strangely strong, interesting and colourful.
This issue of Berita Akitek attempts to take a light-hearted glimpse behind the “mask” of architects, to draw up an architect’s typology; as Ken Yeang says ‘if the hat fits, wear it”.