Team will service growing demand in Asia and Australia
Grant Associates is expanding its presence in Singapore to meet what it says is a growing demand for its services across Asia and Australia.
Four new members of staff have joined the company’s Singapore office team, which is led by Carly Lamb and Aymara Izquiel-Langley, key players in the creation of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. They are Mike Wood, who joins as senior associate, associate Stefaan Lambreghts, and 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.
Director Andrew 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, while 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.’