Aida Kesuma Azmin graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Architecture [International] from University of Huddersfield, UK (1998). She converted her Masters of Philosophy in Architecture into a PhD in Architecture in 2003 from Edinburgh College of Art Research School and received her PhD in Architecture certificate, from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK in 2007. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, International Islamic University Malaysia. Dr Aida’s research interests range from the issues of sustainable cultural architecture and holistic architectural development towards quality built environment with identity inherited from the cultural heritage, as well as contemporary architectural theories. Her areas of interest has also developed from enhancing the importance of Al-Quran and Sunnah as the main references for a responsible and sustainable architectural practice and development. Hitherto, Dr Aida has also been involved with the international research collaboration projects since 2011 such as with Jyväskyla University on Eco-Vernacular housing, focusing on the works of Wivi Lönn, the Finnish woman emancipator architect in the 1900s. Her research findings were published in the e-proceeding of the ISSEI conference, June, 2013, in Cyprus. She had also presented a paper, entitled, “Innovative Sustainable Livelihood Mixed Urban Residential Development in Kuantan Waterfront” at Harvard University for the International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, in May 2014. The paper was published in December 2014 in the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Review, published by the UniversityPublications.net. Locally, her interest in Heritage architecture has also contributed to the publication of her manuscripts, “Rumah Datuk Setia: Melancholy of A Legacy”, IIUM Press, 2013. In 2014, she supervised another group of graduating students in the study of Masjid Jamek Sultan Ismail, Muar, Johor for the Heritage Study. Another of her collaborative paper with her fourth year student, on Experiential Architecture, entitled, “Pioneering Experiential Architecture in PreSchool Children’s Education in Malaysia” has been published in UKM’s Design + Built Journal, December 2014 publication. She is currently supervising a masters students on the topic: “Redefining Contemporary Endogenous Malay Building Traditions in Johor”.