o Online Lecture, North Carolina State University (NCSU) Spring 2022 Architecture Lecture Series. A Tesar endowed lecture on architecture and culture March 28 2022

o Online Webinar, Biophilic Architecture & Design Talk organised by Thinkcity & Gamudaland, 22 May 2020

o Lecture, ‘Making Connections’  GSAPP Columbia University, New York, Fall 2019 Lecture Series, 14 October 2019

o Lecture, The Architecture Symposium, Brisbane, 4th Asia Pacific Architecture Forum at the Queensland State Library, 15 March 2019

o Commemorative Talk at Archidepot Tokyo in conjunction with Green, Green & Tropical: Woodified Architecture of Southeast Asia Exhibition, 23 February 2019

o Design for Empowerment Talk, Ruang by Thinkcity, Kuala Lumpur 11 Oct 2018 in conjunction with KUL Design Month

o Design Talk, Asean Congress of Architects 2018 Tokyo, #ACA18Tokyo, Meiji University Tokyo, 13 September 2018

o Design Hunters Interview https://www.habitusliving.com/design-hunters/design-hunter-profile-eleena-jamil

o Lecture & Exhibition, Construct & Construe, Dept. of Architecture, School of Architecture & Environment, National University of Singapore, 16 March 2018

o Citizen Architect by Evanna Ramli, Focus Malaysia Issue 273, Feb 24-March 2, 2018

o Studio, Context and Culture: In Conversation with Eleena Jamil, Interview by Ronald Lim, Singapore Architect 10, February 2018

o Podcast Interview, ThinkCity Channel: Eleena Jamil: Sustainable Building, and the use of Homegrown Organic Materials

o Lecture, SIA conference, Archifest 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore organised by Singapore Institute of Architects, 4 Oct 2017

o Keynote Lecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November, Surabaya (ITS Surabaya), Indonesia 16 November 2017

o Lecture, PAM Green Forum, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 21 July 2016

o Lecture, Living Monsoon Design Talk 03, organised by Indian Institute of Architects – Cochin Centre, Cochin, India, 23 April 2016

o Lecture, Global Challenges, Local Solutions Conference: The Manila Urban Initiatives for Southeast-Asia, organised by Goethe-Institut Philippines, 18-21 September 2014

o Lecture, Seminar of Green Construction Industry and Sustainable Community, organised by Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), Putrajaya, 8 October 2015

o Project Talk: HOME for Singapore, Smart-City: The Next Generation: Focus South-east Asia Symposium, organised by Aedes, ANCB & Goethe Institut Southeast Asia, Berlin 8 & 9 June 2013

o Talk, PechaKucha 20×20 Kuala Lumpur 2012, The Bee Publika, British Council Kuala Lumpur, 7 March 2012


o 2021 Habitus House of the Year 2021 – Award for End-lot House

o 2021 Iconic Awards 2021 – Innovative Architecture for End-lot House, Winner

o 2020 Rethinking the Future Award for Bamboo Terrace Homes, Winner

o 2018 Architect of the Year, Dezeen Awards 2018, Shortlisted

o 2017 Firm of the Year Award for Sustainable Architecture by American Architecture Prize Awards Program, Shortlisted

o American Architecture Prize 2016, US, The Bamboo Playhouse, ‘Installation & Structures Category’, Honourable Mention

o LEAF Award 2016, UK, The Bamboo Playhouse, Best Sustainable Development, Shortlisted
Plan Award 2016, Italy, Sepang House, Finalist

o World Architecture Festival 2015 Singapore, The Bamboo Playhouse, Kuala Lumpur, ‘Small Projects Category’, Shortlist

o World Architecture Festival 2015 Singapore, The Spiral Pedestrian & Cycle Link, Kuala Lumpur, ‘Infrastructure Category’, Shortlist

o World Architecture Festival 2014 Singapore, The Bamboo Playhouse, Kuala Lumpur, ‘Future Culture Projects’, Shortlist

o World Architecture Festival 2012 Barcelona, Moving School (School for Burma) Thailand, ‘Learning Category’ Shortlist

o World Architecture Festival 2010 Barcelona, Millennium School Project, ‘Learning Category’, Shortlist
Philippine Presidential Citation for the Millennium Schools Project (Be Better Build Better Program), 2008


Green, Green & Tropical: Woodified Architecture of Southeast Asia, Archidepot Museum, Tokyo, 6 Feb 2019 through to 6 May 2019

TAPAK CADANGAN: TEN BUILDINGS, Bamboo Playhouse Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017

TIME SPACE EXISTENCE Exhibition, Palazzo Bembo, Venice Biennale 2014 organised by Global Art Affairs Foundation

SMART CITY: The Next Generation, Focus South East Asia Exhibition at AEDES Berlin 2013

Wood 2013/Architecture of Necessity Exhibiton at Virserums Kunsthall, Sweden

MOVING SCHOOL, Pop Up Space, OXFORD STREET, LONDON, Building Trust International 2012
Design for the Other 90% Exhibition 2011-2012, Classroom prototype (Millennium School Project) Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York


Stephanie Peh, ‘Self-made’: Creative Lives in Southeast Asia, Part II: The Grind: Eleena Jamil, pp.84-88

‘Driving the Art of Simple Architectural Design’, The Edge Malaysia, week June 10-June 16, pp.CC10

In the Drawer’, cubes indesignlive.sg, (Singapore) #84 Feb/Mar 2017, pp.176

Isabelle Pinto, Rooting for the Bamboo House, Asian Property Review, (Malaysia)16 March-15 April 2016, Issue 11, pp.72-75

Samantha Seet, On Context & Culture, cubes indesignlive.sg, (Singapore) #78 Feb/Mar 2016, pp.56-57

Ranti Ekaputri, Sepang House, Archinesia 10 (Indonesia), pp.58-65  

Diah Kurnawati, The Bamboo Playhouse, Archinesia 10 (Indonesia), pp.150-155

Shadow Garden Pavilion, construction+, December 2016 Issue 4, pp.42-45

Kenneth Cheong, Sepang House, D+A Magazine (Singapore) issue 089 2015/2016, pp.60-65

Zafar Rozaly, Vermani House, architecture malaysia Vol 27 Issue 1, Feb 2015, pp.40-45

Sarah Abdul Karim, Desa Mahkota School, Futurarc, Nov-Dec 2014, volume 39, pp.60-65

TIME SPACE EXISTENCE Made in Europe, La Bienale, Di Venezia, 2014, exhibition catalogue, Global Arts Affairs Foundation, 2014. pp.116-119

Chris van Uffelen, Bamboo Classroom Millennium School, Bamboo: Architecture & Design, Braun Publishing, 2014

Ulla Giesler (editor), HOME Units, Smart City the Next generation Southeast Asia (exhibition catalogue), Aedes (Berlin) 2013, pp.54-57

MOTTO: Desa Mahkota School, tra 2013 (exhibition catalogue) Nodvandighetens Arkitektur, Virserums Kunsthall, pp.166

Cynthia E Smith et al, Millennium School Bamboo Project, Design with the Other 90%: CITIES (exhibiton catalogue), Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2011, pp.158-159

Flood resistant House SPACE #496 200903 Korea, pp.100-101

Living with flood risk, RIBA Journal December 2008, pp.9





#Flitched Upcycle Competition, Canning Town, East London, 2013, Third Prize

Triumph Pavilion London, Summer 2013 Build Project, 2013, Honourable Mention

‘HOME’ Elderly Homless Shelter Singapore (organised by Building Trust International, UK) 2012, Honourable Mention

School for Burma (organised by Building Trust International UK) 2011, Thailand, Special Mention

Floodproof House UK (organised by RIBA & Norwich Union) 2008, Winner

Millennium School Competition, Philippines (organised by MyShelter Foundation) 2008, Winner

Welsh House of the Future Competition, Wales, United Kingdom 1999, Shortlist