Lee Cherng Yih (Kuala Lumpur, b.1978) received his architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2002. After spending a decade working in Shanghai, London and Kuala Lumpur, Cherng Yih founded Formzero in 2012, an architectural research studio injected with the ideology of reengaging the architecture with tropical landscape in the urban context. His design approach often focuses on challenging the conventional architectural typologies and the boundaries of urban realm. formzero is also served as a think tank that runs within MOA Architects in Kuala Lumpur.

2002 graduated from RMIT University, Australia
2011 2nd prize winner of Academy Science Malaysia competition
2012 founded Formzero
2014 teach at Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016 joined MOA Architects as think tank unit
2017 Networked Garden joint winner of Master Builders Association Malaysia competition
2018 Window House awarded Commendation by PAM Award (Malaysia Architect Association)
2019 Planter Box House winner of FuturArc Green Leadership 2019 award
2019 Planter Box House longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019
2020 Planter Box House awarded Honorable Mention by Inde Awards for Best of The Decade Living Space
2021 Planter Box House awarded PAM Gold Award for Single Residential
2021 Planter Box House awarded PAM Building of the Year

Public lecture / talk:
2018 Speaker at PAM Design Lecturer Series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 Speaker at Construe and Construct 9 at National University of Singapore
2018 Speaker at Future Thinker at Taylor’s University, Malaysia
2019 Speaker at DOMA Breakfast Club, Kuala Lumpur
2019 Speaker at PAMSC Design Lecturer Series in Kuching, Malaysia
2019 Panel Discussion  at Lunch Meet by Grohe + Doma Initiatives
2019 Speaker at AA Asia Book Launch, Singapore
2019 Discourse Panelist at REKA conference, Kuala Lumpur