Aedas

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Aedas
Type Limited liability company
Industry Architecture
Founder(s) Keith Griffiths
Number of locations London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Ho Chi Minh City, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore, Los Angeles, Seattle, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, New Delhi
Area served International
Key people Chairman - Keith Griffiths
Global Boad -
Andrew Bromberg
Frank McGoldrick
Ken Wai
Kevin Jose
Max Connop
Tony Ang
Services Architecture, Graphics, Interior Design, Landscape and Urban Design & Masterplanning
Employees 1400 (2014)
Website www.aedas.com

Aedas (/ˈdɨs/, from Latin aedificare, "to build") is one of the five largest international architectural firms.[1] The practice provides architecture, interior design, landscape design, urban design and masterplanning, and graphics services to a wide range of developments spanning across mixed-use, office, retail, residential, hotel, infrastructure, education, civic and culture, and urban planning.

History[edit]

Aedas was established in 2002 and has grown from 550 employees in 2002 to over 1,000 in 2008 when it became one of the world’s five largest architectural practices, a position which it continues to hold in 2014.[2]

In 2014, Aedas employs 1,400 staff at 13 offices in eight countries, focusing on high-density developments in major world cities.[3]

Management[edit]

The holding company Aedas International owns a controlling interest in all Aedas national offices, and is overseen by a global board of seven directors including Keith Griffiths (chairman), Andrew Bromberg, Ken Wai, Frank McGoldrick, Max Connop,[4][5] Kevin Jose [6] and Tony Ang. They are responsible for setting and managing Aedas international standards, activities and design. Each Aedas national office also has local owners/directors.[7] Aedas has completed more than 100 projects totalling over 100 million square feet of space around the world.[8] It is known for its global yet local design solutions that are tailored to the needs of communities around the world.

  • China Construction Bank Headquarters, Hong Kong [11]
  • Gramercy, Hong Kong [13]
  • Greenland East Village CBED Plots, Chengdu, China [14]
  • Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District, Beijing, China [24]

Awards[edit]

The practice was winner of the Architects' Journal International Practice of the Year 2010.[25] Its projects have won numerous international design awards. For example, Sandcrawler, regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, was named Best New Global Design at the International Architecture Awards 2011 for The Chicago Athenaeum;[26] Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong was honoured Best Futura Mega Project at MIPIM Awards 2012;[27] Mixed-Use Development in Xihongmen, Da Xing District, in Beijing, China, was the Best International Mixed-use Architecture at International Property Awards 2013;[28] The Star in Singapore won Best Global Project, Retail, Mixed-use Development at ENR Global Best Projects Awards 2014;[29] and Mallory Street / Burrows Street Revitalisation Project, Wan Chai, Hong Kong was presented the Medal of the Year of Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2013.[30]

Global Offices[edit]

As of 2014, Aedas has 13 global offices in eight countries.[31]

Hong Kong – The largest office of Aedas, which employs 750 staff and oversees all of Aedas’ global activities.[32]

Europe - Aedas has a London office at 65 Chandos Place, in the city’s West Ends. The office is overseen by four key players of Aedas: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas; Andrew Bromberg, Director of Design and Aedas’ signature designer; Ken Wai, Design Director for China; and Max Connop, Director.[33]

China - In China, Aedas has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Macau.[34]

Southeast and North Asia - Aedas has offices in Singapore, New Delhi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The Middle East - In early 2005 Aedas set up in Dubai [35] and has since reaped enormous results in the Middle East with striking designs. Later it also established an office in Abu Dhabi.

United States - Aedas has two offices in North America in Los Angeles and Seattle.[36]

Other Business Services[edit]

  • Interior Design –Aedas Interiors offers a comprehensive range of design consultancy services in the hospitality, residential, corporate office, retail and lifestyle and leisure markets. It employs over 190 interior designers and has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Macau, Singapore, Dubai and London. It also provides graphics design services.
  • Landscape Design –Aedas established its landscape group in 2006.
  • Urban Design and Masterplanning –In 2007 Aedas set up its urban design group.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 rank: 5, Wolrd Architecture 100". bdonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "WA100". The World’s Largest Architecture Practices (UK: Building Design). 20 December 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aedas dumps UK business to focus on "high-density urban high-rise"". dezeen magazine. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aedas announces demerger". World Architecture News.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "LEED v4 – The next version of LEED". Building.hk. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Cai, Candice (13 May 2014). "Sentosa Boardwalk named Best Leisure Architecture in Asia Pacific". AsiaOne News (Singapore: SPH). Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Lyall, Sutherland (4 December 2013). "Upscaling for the Asian Century". Architecture Review (UK: EMAP Publishing). Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mixed use designer Aedas to demerge". CoStar.uk. 
  9. ^ "8 Napier bags design award in Hong Kong". PropertyGuru. 
  10. ^ "Bravo Pazhou, Guangzhou, China". IAM architect. 
  11. ^ "CCB Tower". Emporis. 
  12. ^ "Xiamen Fortune Centre by Aedas". archiscene.net. 
  13. ^ "Gramercy". Architect Magazine. 
  14. ^ "Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal". Archdaily.com. 
  15. ^ "Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport". Building.HK. 
  16. ^ "IDRI moves into space at 1616 Eastlake". IDRI. 
  17. ^ "Novotel Hotel in Shanghai". eVolo.us. 
  18. ^ "R.B.L 1165 Repulse Bay". Architect magazine. 
  19. ^ "Innovative Mongkok building catches eye of judges in design competition". South China Morning Post. 
  20. ^ "Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex". emporis.com. 
  21. ^ "Sky scraper center". 
  22. ^ "The Sandcrawler in Singapore". Architectural Review. 
  23. ^ Dewolf, Christopher (June 2014). "Natural Luxury". The Peak (Hong Kong: SPH). 
  24. ^ "MIPIM Awards 2014". Reed Midem. 
  25. ^ "AJ100 2010 International Practice of the Year: Aedas". The Architects Journal. 
  26. ^ "The International Design Awards 2011 Archive". The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  27. ^ "MIPIM Awards 2012 Winners". Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  28. ^ "International Property Award winners from International 2013". Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "MIPIM Awards 2012 Winners". ENR.com. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "HKIA Annual Awards 2013". The Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  31. ^ "Aedas dumps UK business to focus on ‘high-density urban high-rise’". dezeen magazine. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  32. ^ "Creative adventures". Classified Post. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  33. ^ "Aedas announces demerger". World Architecture News.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  34. ^ "Aedas in China". Pacific Rim Construction (Hong Kong: ROF Media). 17 October 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  35. ^ "Aedas spreads wings in region, sees growth in 2010". emirates247.com. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  36. ^ "Aedas takes over Davis Brody Bond's Seattle office". building.co.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 

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