Surbana Jurong Group ranks 13th among architecture firms globally
Singapore, 26 January 2023 – The World Architecture 100 (WA100) 2023 has ranked Surbana Jurong Group 13th among the world’s top architecture and design firms, rising a notch from 14th in the 2022 ranking.
According to the WA100 2023 survey, the Group has the highest number of architects in Southeast Asia and is the only Singapore-headquartered firm ranked in this year’s list. Surbana Jurong Group currently employs over 1,000 architecture and design professionals worldwide, including over 670 architects.
An annual ranking of the world’s largest architecture practices in terms of the number of fee-earning or registered architects employed, WA100 is published by Building Design, a leading source of news and insights that keep architects up to date with key issues impacting their profession.
As a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firm, Surbana Jurong Group is recognised as one of the world’s top multidisciplinary consultancies offering best-in-class architectural and engineering services for urban and infrastructure projects globally. The Group was also ranked 23rd in Engineering News-Record’s Top 225 International Design Firms in 2022.
Surbana Jurong Group’s design and architecture business includes award-winning, leading architecture practices – SAA, B+H, Sino-Sun, as well as the architectural and master planning businesses in Surbana Jurong. Surbana Jurong has a legacy of over 50 years planning and designing townships, housing and industrial parks. SAA is an architecture practice headquartered in Singapore with over 50 years of planning, design and project delivery expertise in Singapore and the region, while Sino-Sun is one of China’s top privately-owned design institutes. B+H, a global design and strategy firm with studios across North America, Asia and the Middle East, is also ranked in WA100 2023 at 65th, moving up from 67th in 2022.
Mr Yeo Siew Haip, CEO of SJ Global Architecture (ASEAN and North Asia) at Surbana Jurong Group and CEO of SAA, said, “Our portfolio of projects consistently demonstrates our commitment towards designing and delivering people-oriented architecture that inspires, spaces that build and connect communities, and design outcomes that transform the urban environment. Working in diverse cultural contexts challenges our international team of architects, designers and planners to respond to each set of conditions with architectural solutions that are both inventive and unique.”
Mr Patrick Fejér, CEO of B+H, a member of Surbana Jurong Group, said, “Being a multi-sector, multidisciplinary, cross-cultural firm, we offer clients significant advantages in a rapidly evolving and competitive global business environment. Our global footprint allows us to lead with our unique fusion of international best practices and standards with local project delivery. We harness the experience realised in one geographic area to drive innovation in another, strengthening the connectivity of our studio network as we collaborate and share findings across countries and continents. To offer our clients the freshest, most innovative insight and solutions, we seek ways to challenge our assumptions to inspire the ways in which we design for the future.”
The WA100 2023 ranking is the latest addition to a suite of accolades that the Group has received. International awards conferred to SAA in 2022 include the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Best Tall Mixed-Use Building Award of Excellence for City Gate, FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence World Silver Award for Northpoint City, and Architecture MasterPrize in the social housing category for Eastlink I & II @ Canberra. B+H also received various international awards including the BEED Education Architecture Award for Canada International School Kunshan in China, and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Best Office Development for 402 Dunsmuir in Canada in 2022.
B+H’s design for 402 Dunsmuir in Canada was awarded the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Best Office Development in 2022
Surbana Jurong received two HDB Design Awards for Northshore StraitsView and Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor, and the Singapore Green Building Council – Building and Construction Authority (SGBC-BCA) Leadership in Sustainability Award – Building Project Leadership in Sustainability (Carbon Performance) for National University of Singapore School of Design & Environment 4 in 2022. The firm also won eight awards at the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2022, including a Gold for the Climate Resilient Yazhou Bay Coastal Belt and a Silver for the Landscape Planning of Nan Fan in China.
Surbana Jurong received the HDB Design Award 2022 for Northshore StraitsView
(credit: Surbana Jurong)
Mr Lee Kut Cheung, Chairman of Surbana Jurong’s Global Architecture and Design Council, which provides strategic direction for the Group’s architecture businesses, said, “Our standing in WA100 reflects our focus on building design talent across the group. While leveraging the unique strengths of our brands, we tap on our collective scale and resources to offer the most creative services to our clients. We are driven by our purpose to redefine cities and transform the human experience through design to create endearing and sustainable spaces where communities and businesses thrive. The WA100 2023 rankings demonstrate our progress in this endeavour.”
Surbana Jurong’s landscape architecture team won a Gold at the SILA Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2022 for the Climate Resilient Yazhou Bay Coastal Belt (credit: Surbana Jurong)
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