MJKanny Architect was officially established in 2002, and its principal, Ar. Melvyn Joachim Kanny, has to date over 26 years experience in the construction and property development industry.

Our Client includes large business organizations in search of new corporate identities and individuals with dreams and visions of a new lifestyle. We help realize their aspirations by working closely from the design brief stage up to completion and handing over the project, be it simple house renovation or a complex large-scale development.

Our expertise lies in our diversity to handle custom-made houses to large medium scale residential and commercial projects.


  • Designing sustainable development within the context of the tropics
  • Pushing the boundaries of design trends and the constant for the 'Malaysian Identity' in local architecture
  • Experimenting with the dichotomy between local cultural traditions and modernity in architecture
  • Using technology in new constructions methods, new building materials, and engineering innovation to express architecture as constantly evolving art
  • Encouraging client's input in the art creating, searching, questioning, imaging and finally conceiving the built form as the ultimate expression of both the architect and the client


  • Architecture
  • Master planning
  • Concepts
  • Interiors
  • Landscapes
  • Project management