The Fellowship is awarded in recognition of Dr Yeang's international distinction as a leading proponent of ecological and low-energy design, sustainability and master planning.
An ecologist and architect — or 'ecoarchitect' — based in Kuala Lumpur, the Guardian calls Dr Yeang the "world's leading green skyscraper architect" and declares him to be "one of the people who could save the planet". Dr Yeang lectures internationally, and is frequently profiled in the media; you can see many of his interviews and keynote speeches on YouTube. He has completed over 200 built projects, and his use of green walls and roofs, photo voltaics, solar filters and shading and cooling mechanisms have earned him numerous awards.
Amongst his best-known buildings are his own 'Roof-Roof' house in Kuala Lumpur, the Great Ormond Street children's Hospital extension, and the National Library in Singapore.
Wolfson President, Jane Clarke, recognised Dr Yeang's longstanding association with the College — he is an alumnus of Wolfson, earning his PhD in Architecture — as well as the impact his work has had around the world.
During his visit, Dr Yeang also explored the 'Diasporic Brush' exhibition with Wolfson student Yong Jun Tan, who curated the collection.