Singapore – The World Architecture 100 (WA100) 2022 has ranked Surbana Jurong Group 14th among the world’s top architecture and design firms in terms of the number of fee-earning or registered architects employed. Surbana Jurong Group currently employs over 1,000 employees in its architecture and design practice worldwide, including 639 architects. According to the WA100 2022 survey, the Group employs the highest number of architects in Southeast Asia and is one of only two Singapore-headquartered firms listed in the ranking.
An annual ranking of the world’s largest architecture practices, WA100 is published by Building Design, a leading source of news and insights that keep architects up to date with key issues affecting their profession. As a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firm, Surbana Jurong Group is already recognised as one of the world’s top multidisciplinary consultancies. The Group was ranked 24th in the 2021 ENR Top 225 International Design Firms. The Group’s design and architecture business includes Atelier Ten, an award-winning environmental design consultancy specialising in sustainable and innovative design solutions; SAA Architects, one of Singapore’s leading architecture firms; and Sino-Sun, one of China’s top privately-owned design firms. Another member company, B+H, a global architecture and design firm headquartered in Toronto, ranks 67th in WA100 2022. Together with its member companies, Surbana Jurong offers best-in-class, sustainable architectural and design services for urban and infrastructure projects globally.
Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer of Surbana Jurong said: “These rankings reflect our focus on building design talent across the group. While we continue leveraging individual brands and their unique advantages, we’re tapping on our collective strengths, scale and resources to give our talent access to project opportunities around the world. We’re also investing in advanced tools to enable them to drive innovation and sustainability in the built environment. The WA100 2022 rankings demonstrate our progress in this endeavour.”
Notable projects which the Group completed in 2021 include Connect@Changi, the world’s first purpose-built short-stay and meeting bubble facility designed to support safe business exchanges, that is now used as a COVID-19 Treatment Facility; Golden Waterfront City, an urban planning project by SAA to create an integrated waterfront city in Putuo, Shanghai; 601 West Hastings, one of downtown Vancouver’s most striking commercial developments designed by B+H, and Moynihan Train Station in New York, the redevelopment of a historic building where Atelier Ten is leading its sustainability design to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification.
Mr Lee Kut Cheung, Chairman of Surbana Jurong’s Global Architecture and Design Council, said: “The collective expertise and experience of Surbana Jurong Group’s architects and designers enable us to compete with other international firms and offer the best creative services to our clients. To nurture and develop our talent, we foster a culture that enriches and engages them, inspires them to discover new design solutions and encourages them to share knowledge.”