The WA100 2023 ranking follows a number of awards received by the group, including the HDB Design Award 2022 for Northshore StraitsView (pictured here) (Picture: Surbana Jurong)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Surbana Jurong Group is the 13th largest architecture and design firm in the world, according to the World Architecture 100 (WA100) 2023. The WA100 survey, annually published by architectural magazine Building Design, ranks the world’s largest architecture practices by the number of fee-earning architects they employ. Surbana Jurong had ranked 14th on the list last year.
According to the WA100 2023 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. The group currently employs over 1,000 architecture and design professionals worldwide, including over 670 architects. Its architecture business includes Singapore-based architecture firm SAA, Canadian firm B+H, and Sino-Sun, a privately-owned design institute in China. B+H is also ranked in the WA100 2023 at 65th place.
“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,” says Yeo Siew Haip, CEO of SJ Global Architecture (Asean and North Asia) at Surbana Jurong Group and CEO of SAA.
Lee Kut Cheung, chairman of Surbana Jurong’s Global Architecture and Design Council, adds: “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."
The WA100 2023 ranking is the latest addition to a suite of accolades that the group has received. In 2022, Surbana Jurong was ranked 23rd in Engineering News-Record’s Top 225 International Design Firms. Meanwhile, 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.
Other awards achieved by Surbana Jurong include 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 in 2022.