The institute is a company limited by guarantee. With an initial endowment from his late Majesty Almarhum Sultan Iskandar of Johor, the company was established in 1991 by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. With established local and international networking, ISI is able to access a pool of specialized and highly skilled manpower source when necessary to undertake challenging assignments. 

Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) is an independent non-profit making research and development company specializing in planning and development, serving the Government, private sector and the university.



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

  Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar  

Syed Ariffin

Deputy Director I

   Ar. IDr. Ts. Samsiah Abdullah   


Deputy Director II & 

Head of ISI Kuala Lumpur

  Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani  

  Deputy Director III  

 Ts. Gs. Dr Robiah Suratman 



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.



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