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Limited liability company
Industry Architecture
Founder 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
Key people
Chairman - Keith Griffiths
Global Board -
Andrew Bromberg
Frank McGoldrick
Ken Yip Kai Wai
Kevin Jose
Maxell Connop
Tony Kong Siong Ang
Andy Zi Xin Wen
Peter Shaw
Services Architecture, Graphics, Interior Design, Landscape and Urban Design & Masterplanning
Number of employees
1400 (2014)

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 design services across mixed-use, office, retail, residential, hotel, infrastructure, education, civic and culture, and urban planning.


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]

In the beginning of 2015, Aedas acquired UK practice RHWL and Arts Team.


The holding company Aedas International owns a controlling interest in all Aedas national offices, and is overseen by a global board of directors including Keith Griffiths (chairman), Andrew Bromberg, Ken Yip Kai Wai, Frank McGoldrick, Maxell Connop,[4][5] Kevin Jose,[6] Tony Kong Siong Ang, Andy Zi Xin Wen,[7] and Peter Shaw. They are responsible for setting and managing Aedas international standards, activities and design. Each Aedas national office also has local owners/directors.[8] Aedas has completed more than 100 projects totalling over 100 million square feet of space around the world.[9]

  • China Construction Bank Headquarters, Hong Kong [13]
  • Gramercy, Hong Kong [16]
  • Greenland East Village CBED Plots, Chengdu, China [17]
  • Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District, Beijing, China [41]


The practice was winner of the Architects' Journal International Practice of the Year 2010.[42] Aedas projects which have won the most international design awards are Sandcrawler, regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, Best New Global Design at the International Architecture Awards 2011 for The Chicago Athenaeum;[43] Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong, Best Futura Mega Project at MIPIM Awards 2012;[44] Mixed-Use Development in Xihongmen, Da Xing District, in Beijing, China, Best International Mixed-use Architecture at International Property Awards 2013;[45] The Star in Singapore - Best Global Project, Retail, Mixed-use Development at ENR Global Best Projects Awards 2014;[46] and Mallory Street / Burrows Street Revitalisation Project, Wan Chai, Hong Kong - Medal of the Year of Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2013.[47]

Global Offices[edit]

As of 2014, Aedas has 13 global offices in eight countries.[48]

Hong Kong – The largest office of Aedas, which employs 750 staff and oversees all of Aedas’ global activities.[49]

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.[50] In the beginning of 2015, Aedas acquired UK practice RHWL and Arts Team,[51] one of the leading designers of arts and cultural facilities in Europe.

China - In China, Aedas has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Macau.[52]

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 [53] and has since reaped enormous results in the Middle East with striking designs. Later it also established an office in Abu Dhabi. The acquisition of RHWL in early 2015 also brought the Doha office in Qatar under the Aedas name.

United States - Aedas has two offices in North America in Los Angeles and Seattle.[54]

Other Business Services[edit]

  • Interior Design –Aedas Interiors designs for the hospitality, residential, corporate office, retail and lifestyle and leisure markets. It has 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.



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  7. ^ "CHAT Shanghai 2015 China Hotels & Tourism Conference". Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
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  13. ^ "CCB Tower". Emporis. 
  14. ^ "Damac Heights, Dubai, United Arab Emirates". 
  15. ^ "Xiamen Fortune Centre by Aedas". 
  16. ^ "Gramercy". Architect Magazine. 
  17. ^ "Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal". 
  18. ^ "Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport". Building.HK. 
  19. ^ "Aedas International designs Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island". Hotel Design. 
  20. ^ "IDRI moves into space at 1616 Eastlake". IDRI. 
  21. ^ "Novotel Hotel in Shanghai". 
  22. ^ "R&F Center". 
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  25. ^ "Innovative Mongkok building catches eye of judges in design competition". South China Morning Post. 
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  28. ^ "Hong Kong International Airport North Satellite Concourse". 
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  44. ^ "MIPIM Awards 2012 Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  45. ^ "International Property Award winners from International 2013". Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  46. ^ "MIPIM Awards 2012 Winners". Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  47. ^ "HKIA Annual Awards 2013". The Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
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  53. ^ "Aedas spreads wings in region, sees growth in 2010". Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  54. ^ "Aedas takes over Davis Brody Bond's Seattle office". Retrieved 3 July 2012. 

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