Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) is a company limited by guarantee established in 1991 by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with an initial endowment from the late Majesty Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Supported by established local and international networking, ISI is equipped with a pool of specialized and highly skilled talents to undertake challenging assignments.  

The institute is an independent non-profit making research and development entity specializing in Built Environment and Sustainability providing services to various stakeholders including the government and private sectors, the universities and industries and the community.



Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali
PMN, PJN, SPMS, SIMP, DGSM, DHMS, DSDK, JSM, KMN, B.A. (Hons) (History) (Malaya)

Vice Chairman

Y.Bhg. Prof. Ir. Datuk Dr. Wahid Omar
Ph. D. (Structural Eng.) (Birmingham), M. Sc. (Bridge Eng.)(Surrey), B. Sc. (Civil Eng.), (Strathclyde), Dip. Civil Eng. (UTM), FIEM, PEng, AFEO, ACPE




Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang

SSTM, PJN, DSNS, DNS, PPT, AMP (Harvard), Ph.D. (Environ. Eng.)(Newcastle), M.Sc. (Environ. ng.) (Newcastle),Chem.Eng. (UTM), Hon. Fellow ASEAN Eng. (AFEO), F.I.Chem.E. (UK), F.A.Sc. (M), Fellow Royal Physiographic Society (Sweden), FIWA (UK), FCMarEng (IMAREST), P.Eng.(M), C.Eng. (UK Engineering Council), C.Sci. (UK Science Council), C.W.E.M. (UK), FIEM, FIM (M)

Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Hj. Noordin bin Hj. Abdul Razak

PSD, DMSM, JSM, KMN, BSK, Ph.D, M.A. (Sociology), B.A. (Hons)(Sociology)






Y.Bhg. Datuk Hj. Abdul Karim bin Abu Bakar

PJN, DSSA, Dip. C. Eng., D.H.E., P. Eng., MIEM, PD.Dip (Delft), Dip. (Civil Engineering) 






Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Abu Hasan bin Ismail

 Ph.D (Sheffield), M.Phil (Sheffield), B.Arch (Strathclyde) 







Y.Bhg. Prof Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Ph.D (Strathcycle), FASc.(UTM), CEng., FIChem

Y.Bhg. Prof. Dr. Mahbob Salim

Ph.D. (Wales), M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning (Mississippi), B. Town and Regional Planning (UiTM), APPM, LPBM

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Ir. Ts. Dr. Zainai Mohamed

J.S.M., D.P.S.K., Ph.D. (Cambridge), MSc(Strathclyde), BSc (Civil Eng.)

Y.Brs. Assoc Prof. LAr. Zainul Hakim Mohd Zain

MLA (Louisiana State University), B.Sc. ( Horticulture Technology) (Louisiana State University) Diploma in Agriculture (UPM) 

Management Team


Executive Director

  Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr. Abdullah Hisam bin Omar

Deputy Director I

   Ar. IDr. Ts. Samsiah Abdullah 

Deputy Director II & Head of ISI Kuala Lumpur

  Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani  


Stewarding Excellence in Innovative Sustainable Built Environment


We aim to provide expertise and services in the realm of sustainable urban habitat:

- To meet and exceed customers' needs

- To provide a conducive environment to nurture creativity and promote innovation amongst associates. 


To undertake basic and applied research in disciplines related to urban habitat and high rise;

Share and disseminate information and research findings;

To collaborate with related institutions internationally;

To assist Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in research activities and postgraduate programs;

Provide a platform for exchange of views and experiences through seminars and forums;

To promote the intellectual discourse of general and specific issues of national, regional and international dimensions regarding the urban habitat and high rise.

Innovative Solutions

Solution remodeling with existing resources

Enabling customers

Creations of new ideas


Synergising efforts local, regional and international development resources and know-how of government, private sectors and research institutions

Our Business Model



What We Do


We supports multi-disciplinary studies in the areas urban planning, architecture, concept design, regional planning, project management, energy conservation system, acoustics system, transport planning, urban design, landscape, feasibility study, green buildings, building facilities, real estate, social studies, impact studies and environment in the wider context of sustainable development.



Design, Planning, Research & Project Management Consultancy

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Sustainability Initiatives in Urban, Environmental & Energy

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Gazetted as an approved Institution, ISI operates within the UTM campuses in Skudai, Johor and Kuala Lumpur.   



Level 4, Dewan Sultan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor.

Phone: 07-5584286

Fax: 07-5570020 

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Kuala Lumpur

Ground Floor, Block J1, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100, Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03-26154506

Fax: 03-26154952 

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