Grant Associates expands in Singapore to meet demand across Asia and Australia

Bath-based landscape architecture practice Grant Associates, the firm behind Singapore's acclaimed Gardens by the Bay, is expanding its presence in Singapore to meet growing demand across Asia and Australia.

Grant Associates expands its Singapore office
Grant Associates expands its Singapore office

Four new members of staff have joined Grant Associates’ Singapore office adding international expertise and experience to the existing team led by senior associate Carly Lamb and senior landscape architect Aymara Izquiel-Langley.

The two were key players in the creation of Gardens by the Bay.

New senior associate Mike Wood joins following 15 years leading projects in Australia, Asia, Middle East and the UK, Stefaan Lambreghts, joins as associate after 15 years working on landscape projects in the Middle East and the team is completed by local landscape architects Yvonne Yung and Mayura Patil.

In addition to masterplanning and designing Gardens by the Bay, Grant Associates has a significant portfolio of work in Asia including landscape and public realm design for the Capitol Development and Institute of Technical Education in Singapore, the Tun Razak Exchange and Bukit Jelutong in Kuala Lumpur and more strategic planning for the Endau Rompin National Park in Malaysia.

The company is also currently working on the new Vietnamese-German University in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam and the master plan for the Royal Botanic Gardens and Public Domain in Sydney, Australia in addition to a number of projects in China, India and Indonesia.

With these new strategic appointments, Grant Associates plans to build on its success in the region, whilst helping redefine the landscape architecture profession in Asia.

Director Andrew Grant, said: "Singapore is an exciting place where design and environment are high on the agenda of new thinking. It is at the heart of one of the busiest and most ambitious development regions in the world and is leading the way in environmentally innovative planning and design. We’re keen to be an influential part of this journey and believe Singapore offers the perfect location and business environment to allow us to grow as a company."

Grant believes landscape architecture will be increasingly important to Singapore and the wider region:

"The pressure will grow to protect and enhance areas of high natural quality and biodiversity, whilst the pressure from urbanisation and high density living will require even more innovative ways to deliver the necessary open space and green environment so essential for a tropical city. Landscape architects will play a crucial role in helping public and private sector clients meet these challenges."

Lamb said that she hoped to see the Singapore office branching out across the whole of South East Asia.

"We would like to be an award winning design practice delivering unique and innovative landscapes in both urban and natural environments."

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