Group Principal and Director, VERITAS Design Group
AR. ALIF ARIF ISKANDAR ABD WAHAB studied architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK and from Universiti Kebangsaan
Malaysia (UKM) where he graduated with First Class Honours and is the recipient of the Gold Medal student award from UKM.
Before joining VERITAS Architects Sdn Bhd, Alif worked in several award-winning practices and projects in London and Unit One Design, Kuala Lumpur. His extensive experiences in the award-winning projects enabled him to develop a keen sense of aesthetics that marries form, function and buildability. His works in London has been displayed in the Royal Academy of Arts UK as well as written a paper on the relationship between architecture and the innovation capabilities of a nation.
Alif is a corporate member of Malaysian Institute of Architects and a GreenRE Manager. He joined VERITAS Architects at the end of 2013, became an Associate in 2014 and in 2021 he was promoted to become a Principal of VERITAS Design Group.
Currently in VERITAS Design Group his expertise and skill is honed to deliver complex mixed stratified developments in particular super high rises (50 storeys and more), hospitality, office, retail and residential typologies. He has worked with various Hospitality brands such as Ascott, SO Sofitel, Jumeirah, Marriott and Accor group. In VERITAS he is also the lead Architect for several MNC clients such as HSBC and Shell. Alif is currently leading the VERITAS Design Group venture in the United States in particular, the Net Zero Apartment and retail street mall typology.
Alif is also passionately involved in Architectural Education and developing the careers of young architects. He has spoken in several universities such as Taylor’s University, UKM, IUKL and UniTAR. He has also been interviewed by BFM on mentoring young architects and invited to speak in the Asia Young Designer’s Award as well as Zak World of Facades conference in 2018.