|Left to right: Eric Ang, board member, Surbana Jurong; Ku Moon Lun, board member, Surbana Jurong; Bill Nankivell, CEO, B+H Architects; Liew Mun Leong, chairman, Surbana Jurong; Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong; Rocco Yim, principal, Rocco Design Architects; and Yeo Siew Haip, managing director, SAA. Photo courtesy of B+H|
SINGAPORE — B+H, an architecture, design and strategic consulting firm founded in Toronto, is partnering with one of Asia’s largest urban and infrastructure consulting firms, Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong) of Singapore.
B+H opened its office in Việt Nam in 2010 and Surbana Jurong in 2009.
In Việt Nam, mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore, where both firms have a presence, B+H will continue to operate independently, providing a full suite of design services and collaborating with Surbana Jurong and member companies.
Poised for the next phase of its transformation into a world-class strategic consulting and design powerhouse, this new partnership aligns B+H with a global industry leader and provides unprecedented access to a deeper and broader platform from which to propel the firm’s growth.
The new partnership marks Singapore-based Surbana Jurong’s first investment in a North American consulting and design practice and a key phase of its urban transformation strategy.
Sharing common goals and service, sector and geographic synergies, B+H will deepen Surbana Jurong’s architecture and design capabilities.
In turn, B+H’s ability to transform spaces, communities and economies will be dramatically expanded through the Surbana Jurong Group’s global network.
Founded in Toronto in 1953, B+H first established its name by working on small-to-medium-scale developments throughout the city, gradually building its portfolio through collaborations with well-known ‘starchitects’ on the execution of some the city’s most iconic projects, such as Mies van der Rohe’s TD Centre.
Surbana Jurong is a group of companies with a global network of 130 offices with 14,500 employees. Its other member companies are AETOS and KTP in Singapore, RBG and SMEC in Australia and Sino-Sun in China. — VNS