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Tuesday, October 16 2018 - 23:42
AsiaNet
Leading Architectural Design Firms B+H and SAA Join Surbana Jurong Group
SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Combined entity amongst largest architectural groupings globally


Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure 
development consultancies, is set to form one of the largest architectural 
groupings in the world with the joining of two leading architectural firms, 
Canadian-headquartered B+H and Singapore-headquartered SAA, as member 
companies. It has also entered into a collaboration agreement with Hong 
Kong-headquartered Rocco Design Architects.

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B+H is a global, award-winning consulting and design solutions firm providing 
architecture, interior design, planning, landscape design, and strategic 
consulting services with ten studios around the world. Through its design 
leadership, talent, portfolio, and consulting services, B+H uses design 
thinking to create high value solutions for the built environment. It is ranked 
52 in the World Architecture Top 100 and 66 in the Top 100 Interior Design 
Giants.

SAA is among the Top 10 architecture firms in Singapore, with an established 
presence across Southeast Asia. It has expertise and experience in the design 
and delivery of award-winning architecture projects across the key sectors of 
transport, mixed use developments, commercial, healthcare, business parks and 
residential.

The addition of B+H and SAA will deepen Surbana Jurong's technical capability 
to offer best-in-class architectural and interior design services for both 
urban and infrastructure projects globally. It will also strengthen Surbana 
Jurong's ability to provide comprehensive, end-to-end solutions, from 
development strategies, to design and engineering services, project and 
facilities management, and financing solutions to its clients. 

The two new member companies will complement Surbana Jurong's current market 
coverage. Surbana Jurong plans to tap B+H and SAA's presence to expand its 
service offerings into new geographical markets such as North America and new 
growth sectors such as healthcare. 

Additionally, Surbana Jurong has formed a collaboration with Rocco Design 
Architects. Rocco Design Architects is an award-winning architectural practice 
based in Hong Kong, led by renowned architect Rocco Yim. This collaboration is 
a long-term partnership to jointly pursue projects in the region, particularly 
Hong Kong and the Greater China Bay Area. 

Mr. Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong said, "Welcoming B+H and SAA 
into the Group reflects Surbana Jurong's strategy to strengthen and transform 
our architectural practice and enable us to compete with the best in the world. 
With a larger pool of global design talents consisting of Surbana Jurong's 
architects, new members B+H and SAA, and partnerships with other renowned 
architects such as Rocco Design, we will be able to nurture and groom future 
architectural talents by providing them with more exposure opportunities to 
projects globally."  

He added, "Our growth strategy has always been about strengthening our 
capabilities so that as a Group, we can better serve our clients in more 
markets. Besides deepening our architectural expertise, the new member 
companies will also complement the Group's current competencies. Having an 
integrated value-chain also allows us to propose holistic solutions from the 
start, resulting in better efficiencies and cost-savings for our clients." 

"This partnership accelerates B+H's continued growth strategy and positions us 
to compete with major firms in the world," says Bill Nankivell, CEO, B+H. 
"Continued investments, consolidation, mergers and acquisitions in our industry 
are providing platforms for firms to grow, diversify, compete, and attract and 
retain the best talent. The B+H and Surbana Jurong partnership will allow us to 
deliver bold and inspiring projects in new geographies and sectors, providing 
extraordinary opportunities for our people." 

SAA Managing Director Yeo Siew Haip, said, "This agreement represents the next 
stage of growth for SAA. We see this as being a natural fit given the synergies 
of our two businesses in terms of core values, competencies and clients. At the 
same time, joining the Surbana Jurong network gives SAA greater access to 
increased resources and wider scale. This will heighten our ability in securing 
new national and international projects, adding greater value to our design and 
service offerings to clients and partners."

About Surbana Jurong 

Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure 
consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides 
best-in-class consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the 
urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains. 

Headquartered in Singapore, the Surbana Jurong Group has a global workforce of 
over 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices across over 40 countries in 
Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual 
turnover of around S$1.5 billion.

Surbana Jurong has a track record of close to 70 years, and has built more than 
a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries 
and developed over 100 industrial parks globally. 

Surbana Jurong's motto 'Building Cities, Shaping Lives' reflects its belief 
that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong creates 
spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping 
cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can 
flourish. surbanajurong.com

About B+H

B+H is a global, award-winning consulting + design solutions firm. It leverages 
the core visualization and integration skills of an architecture and design 
practice to understand and articulate complex data into transformative 
solutions across a broad spectrum of sectors and services.

Founded on a 65-year legacy of creating bold and inspiring spaces for people, 
B+H provides core architecture, planning, landscape, and interior design 
services. Today, its team includes more than 450 curious designers, place 
makers, strategists, storytellers, and creative human beings who believe in 
embracing change and challenging the status quo to deliver resilient, healthy 
environments that make positive contributions to their communities and are 
characterized by vibrant human experiences.

Collaborating across ten studios in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, Los 
Angeles, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Ho Chi Minh City, B+H's 
architects, interior designers, planners, landscape architects, organizational 
design specialists, experience designers, researchers, analysts and brand 
strategists combine strategic thinking, bold design and advanced technology 
with the creative human energy of an interdisciplinary, multigenerational team.

A member of the Surbana Jurong Group, B+H delivers strategic consulting and 
high value design solutions that shape spaces, communities, and economies. 
bharchitects.com

About SAA 

SAA Architects (SAA) is a full-service architecture practice consistently 
placed among the Top 10 firms in Singapore. Established in 1970, SAA's 
portfolio spans all major sectors, and has been honoured with numerous design 
and excellence awards -- showcasing the firm's commitment to meeting the 
highest possible standards of distinction.

The firm serves public- and private-sector clients across the key sectors of 
transport (aviation, rail transit, maritime), mixed use, commercial (office, 
retail, hotel), healthcare, business park/industrial, and residential; ensuring 
design and service excellence in implementing creative solutions tailored to 
their specific needs.

SAA's practice philosophy places the needs of people and communities at the 
heart of its designs and business practices; creating architecture that enrich 
communities and improve people's lives. www.saagroup.com

For media enquiries, please contact: 

Surbana Jurong
Jackie Yu
Director, Group Communications
T: +65-6839-7326 M: +65-9688-4269 E: Jackie.YuWc@surbanajurong.com

B+H
Matthew Ventura
Marketing & Communications Manager, North America 
T: +1-416-596-2299 ext 2248 M: +1-647-554-2857 E: 
matthew.ventura@bharchitects.com 

SAA Architects
Deurbon Chow
Brand & Communications Manager
T: +65-6514-1486  M: +65-9054-9550 E: Chow.Deurbon@saaarchitects.com.sg

SOURCE Surbana Jurong
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