Qaisy received his MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) with a distinction from The Bartlett School of Architecture in June 2018. He was under supervision of CJ Lim and Simon Dickens where he explored concepts of architecture and urban planning based on narrative and storytelling.
Prior to The Bartlett, he had taken responsibilities in several roles which he believes have expanded his creativity and sensitivity in space making. At the age of 18, he was responsible as a stage designer at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) where he built nineteen-metre wide stage for a play based on Sherman McDonald’s After Juliet. His creative pursuit then brought him to meet an award winning Malaysian film director Yasmin Ahmad through his blog writings, whom responsible to introduce him to become a post-production assistant in a production house based in Malaysia.
He later pursued his passion in architecture where he graduated top of his class for his BSc Architecture Part 1 in Malaysia. Upon finishing his Part 1, he had worked in several practices including Veritas Architects as an intern during summer break in his first year of architectural studies, and later at ZLG Design as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant for close to a year. He later worked at an Urban Planning firm, Rekarancang Sdn. Bhd. on a part-time basis where he had the chance to teach, travel, and pursue his interests in mural painting. During this period, he was commissioned to paint a few murals on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and in Melbourne, Australia.