Ar. Saifuddin bin Ahmad is the Principal of SAIFUDDIN ARCHITECT and Director of SNO ARCHITECTS SDN BHD. He obtained his Diploma in Architecture from University Teknologi Malaysia in 1980 and completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Deakin University, Australia in 1982
He is a member of the Board of Directors (Lembaga Pengarah Universiti Malaya “LPU”) and a member of the Board of Directors of UM Plantations Sdn Bhd, UM Capital Berhad and UM Jana Dana Sdn Bhd, Chairman of Audit Committee Universiti Malaya (2011-2017), Chairman of UM Master Plan (2015-2017), Chairman of Facility Management Committee (2011-2017) and Chairman of “Jawatankuasa Rayuan Tatatertib Pelajar” (2015-2017).
He is Past President on Council of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia, President of PAM (2011-2013) and in March 2010, he was appointed as a Fellow of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia. He is LAM representative on the Board of Planners (2008-2009), Board of Quantity Surveyors (2009-2017) and Exco member Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia (BIM) (2010-2011)
Among the many public and other appointments, Ar Saifuddin has been appointed as an Academic Advisors for Master of Architecture Program, Department of Engineering and Built Environment at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Board of Study (BoS) members for the International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM) Master of Architecture Programme, Advisory Committee Members for Design and Architecture Faculty, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) and Member of the Industrial Advisory Panel for Bachelor of Science in Architecture, School of Built Environment, University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS).
He was also involved in various Competition and Awards and was appointed as Chief Juror to judge the Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Gold Medal Awards, Juror for the CIDB 2015 Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA), Juror for DBKL competition awards “Pertandingan Peningkatan Imej Reka Bentuk Bandar”, Juror for Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Award and Juror for 'Architecture+Design and CERA Awards, India.
Ar Saifuddin has actively participates in presentation of papers and talks in an international conferences and seminars.
Ar. Saifuddin had the opportunity to successfully design, manage and complete the Low Energy Office (LEO) for the Ministry of Green Technology and Water in Putrajaya, Parcel E. This building was designated by the Ministry as a showpiece and basis for all future Energy Efficient Buildings in Malaysia and was conferred the prestigious ASEAN Energy Award 2006 by the ASEAN CENTRE for Energy. The LEO Building was also chosen to be on the Malaysian 50 sen stamp for the Energy Efficiency Building Series in 2009. This building was also accorded Green Building Index Silver rating.