It is ATSA Architects' philosophy to always provide various design solutions for its buildings that will not only be incorporating excellent design ideas but will also provide memorable spaces and timeless architecture. We also believe in designing the next generation of buildings which are green and sustainable, to reduce its carbon footprint. Our goal is to meet the MS 1525 guidelines, for designing energy efficient buildings in Malaysia and designing buildings towards "Architecture 2030", where buildings are to be of Zero Carbon or powered mainly by renewable energy.
ATSA Architects was founded in 1992 by its founding members; Ar. Azim A. Aziz, Ar. Zulqaisar Hamidin and Yee Teck Choon. In the past 21 years, ATSA Architects has been successful in winning several awards and is regarded as one of the better established architecture firms in Malaysia. ATSA has been accorded within the Top Ten architectural practices in Malaysia by BCI Asia for several years. To ensure consistent quality service, ATSA has also been accorded with MS ISO 9001:2008 certification since 2006. Since then, ATSA has upgraded its certification to QESH Management System in 2011 to qualify and meet the quality standards for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements.
As an Architectural company, we have experienced many changes over the past 21 years. We have grown in terms of our capacity from 4 key personnel which consists of its two founding members Azim and Zulqaisar, Yee Teck Choon as Senior Architect and Paul Lau as Director, to approximately 80 employees with offices in Penang and Kota Kinabalu. We are also planning to open our latest office in Johor within the first quarter of 2012.
Our Head Quarters, located in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, has become one of the most highly computerised medium-sized architecture firms in Malaysia. We have progressed tremendously over the years since 1992. In order to ensure that we are always able to render high quality, innovative designs with comparative services to our clients, we have invested intensively in upgrading ATSA’s CAD division capability with the latest and up to date softwares. We are now proceeding to the next level in providing and adopting the use BIM (Building Information Modeling) software as one of our abilities to provide support that offers better integrated production solutions for all related consultants, builders and contractors which includes Architecture, Engineering, Quantity surveying, Construction and its related building industries.
Currently, ATSA is also in association with OWMP International, providing Architectural design services in Brunei Darussalam. We have collaborated in jointly producing various design works together. We have also engaged in various international design experiences in Maldives, India, Papua New Guinea, Iran and the UAE. To date, ATSA is undertaking several projects in Malaysia that will be based on LEED and GBI (Malaysia Green building rating) green building rating system.
2013 marks a milestone for ATSA as it celebrates its 21st anniversary. ATSA has identified key goals for the next few years that would mark new growth path and specialization in key building types. We aim to position ourselves to be “THE CHOICE” for an Architectural design firm which will focus in providing sustainable design solution services.