Managing Director Malaysia
Ar Hud Bakar started primary school at SMJK Meru and was selected to continue his secondary education at Victoria Institution under Yayasan Selangor scholarship program. He was always an achiever in sports and academic during his school days. He was the school rugby player and was active in soccer, hockey, archery and many other sports. During his studies, he received numerous academic awards and in 1980, Ar. Hud Bakar completed his high school as the top Malay student from Victoria Institution. Thirty-seven years later, in 2017, Victoria Institution awarded him the school’s “Most Gentlemen Award” for his academic and career achievements.
In 1981, Ar. Hud Bakar was awarded a Public Service Scholarship to study in America where he completed his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from LSU in 1986. He then continued his studies at UC Berkeley California where he finished his Master of Architecture degree in 1988. Ar Hud Bakar was always the top scorer in college where he was consistently listed in the Dean’s List. Upon his graduation in 1986, he was also awarded as the “Best Technology Student” and listed in the “Who’s Who among American Universities”.
Ar. Hud Bakar started his career in HOK San Francisco. He was then made a director of Kumpulan Senireka Sdn Bhd before moving on to take over RSP Malaysia in 1996. Today, with staff strength of more than 150 people, he has successfully completed and is involved in numerous projects from simple overhead bridges, residential, commercial, hospitality, sports and institutional buildings. Among the notable landmarks buildings are MITEC, MACC HQ, Jakim Buildings in Putrajaya, Paradigm Mall, Naza & LTH Tower in Platinum Park, Hilton and St Regis in KL Sentral. He has also completed many headquarters of companies and corporations such as MITI, Felda Tower, UEM, Bank Islam, Public Bank, Great Eastern, SSM and Matrade.
The ‘under construction’ buildings of 8-Conlay Kempinski/ Residential towers and PNB 118 tower- which will stand as the 2nd tallest building in the world upon completion- are managed by him.
His practice has won many awards, being published in many magazines and newsletters and is among the top 5 architect’s practice in Malaysia.