Born in 1966, Jafri Merican graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Architecture from ITM (now UiTM), and is registered with the Board of Architects, Malaysia since 1995. He is a corporate member of PAM (The Malaysian Institute Architects) and has an MBA from the University of Hull.
He has worked for notable firms such as TR Hamzah and Yeang Sdn Bhd, Pakatan Akitek Sdn and AK2 Runding Sdn on projects ranging from individual houses, residential housing, commercial development, to high-rise office buildings before establishing his own practice in 1996. During his employment in the early ‘90s, Jafri was exposed to new developments in computer aided design and gained considerable skill in this field.
Jafri Merican is an avid student of modern and contemporary architectural design and follows closely the latest developments in world architecture. He is personally involved in the schematic design, detailed design and on-site management of every project at the office, giving consistency and personal attention to each drawing and document produced by the firm.
He believes in working closely with his architects and employees in order to personally develop their design and management skills, the result of which is the reliability of service provided by the firm in managing projects from initial design to completion.