Surbana Jurong Group has been ranked 13th in the prestigious World Architecture 100 (WA100) 2023 list, which ranks the world’s largest architecture practices by the number of fee-earning architects they employ. According to the survey, Surbana Jurong has the highest number of architects in Southeast Asia and is the only Singapore-headquartered firm ranked in this year’s list, currently employing over 1,000 architecture and design professionals, including over 670 architects.
The Group’s architecture business includes Singapore-based architecture firm SAA, Canadian firm B+H, and Sino-Sun, a privately-owned design institute in China. Notably, B+H is also ranked in the WA100 2023 at 65th place.
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.”
Lee Kut Cheung, chairman of Surbana Jurong’s Global Architecture and Design Council, elaborated further, “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.”
This WA100 2023 ranking is the latest addition to a string of accolades achieved by the Group, such as their ranking at 23rd in Engineering News-Record’s Top 225 International Design Firms. Meanwhile, international awards conferred to its various firms include the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Best Tall Mixed-Use Building Award of Excellence for City Gate and the Architecture MasterPrize in the social housing category for Eastlink I & II @ Canberra.
The Group also achieved two HDB Design Awards for Northshore StraitsView and Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor, as well as the Singapore Green Building Council – Building and Construction Authority (SGBC-BCA) Leadership in Sustainability Award – Building Project Leadership Champions Way Condo in Sustainability (Carbon Performance) for National University of Singapore School of Design & Environment in 2022.
The success of Surbana Jurong Group serves as a great example for the architecture and design industry within Singapore, and is a testament to the strength of their impressive portfolio of projects. Their commitment to inspiring design and transforming the urban environment is truly commendable.