Aurecon among top firms in global architectural survey

Leading architects vote company into top-five best partners ranking in UK peer review

Thailand’s MahaNakhon Tower

Architecture and design consultant Aurecon has been voted one of the top-five ‘Best Partners’ in both the ‘Service engineers’ and ‘Structural engineers’ categories in the World Architecture 100 (WA100) survey, an annual peer review of the world’s leading architectural practices.

The survey is conducted by the prestigious UK-based Building Design magazine and asks architects to name their ‘favourite professional associates’ based on a diverse range of key performance indicators, including an outstanding commitment to clients, contribution to creativity and project outcomes, collaboration and chemistry.

According to a statement from Aurecon, this is the third consecutive year that it has been ranked among the top firms in the survey, where ingenuity and technical expertise which enhance a concept from a design perspective rank highly.

“Design encompasses a meaning beyond the making of a physical thing; it is a way of doing and a way of thinking. Aurecon’s distinctiveness has come from weaving all aspects of design into our organisational DNA as a means of crafting new value. We have made design-led engineering our signature discipline and imbued its principles across our global footprint,” said John McGuire, Aurecon’s chief innovation officer.

James Bennett, Aurecon’s managing director for built environment, added: “It is hugely rewarding that our commitment to clever, inspirational design is truly valued by the global architecture community.”

A recent example of Aurecon’s design was its collaboration with Cox Rayner Architects, which spawned the award winning design concept for the Flood Resilient Ferry Terminals in Brisbane, the statement said. Other examples include Melbourne’s 567 Collins Street, Dubai’s Jumeirah Al Naseem, Thailand’s MahaNakhon Tower and Shanghai’s Mapletree Project.

“Architects and engineers share the goal of creating buildings that inspire and innovate for all people, places and spaces. Our engineers thrive on the creativity and zeal that is at the heart of the successful, collaborative design relationships we share with our architect partners. It is an honour that our results in the WA100 survey are reflective of this passion,” Bennett added.


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