NBBJ and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz to merge

March 16, 2010,AEDT

NBBJ, a global architecture and design firm, and Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, internationally-known for urban design and architecture excellence, announced today a merger of the two firms that will create an integrated team of over 700 architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and interior designers. The Chan Krieger Sieniewicz team, including | Read More

Ole Scheeren leaving OMA to setup own studio

March 1, 2010,AEDT

OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Ole Scheeren announced today that Ole Scheeren will be leaving the firm in order to establish his own studio. During his time at OMA, Scheeren has led several of the firm’s projects, including the design and construction of CCTV and TVCC in Beijing, the | Read More

Johnson Pilton Walker & PWP selected for Barangaroo

February 24, 2010,AEDT

Premier Kristina Keneally and Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, yesterday formally signed an authorisation for the $6 billion contract with Lend Lease for commercial development of Barangaroo. At the same time as signing the contract Planning Minister Mr Kelly said that following an evaluation, Johnson Pilton Walker (Sydney based), in association | Read More

2010 World Architecture report released

December 18, 2009,AEDT

Building Design has just released its 2010 World Architecture report and it has some interesting findings. The some of the world’s architecture firms have shrunk due the Global Financial Crisis while others have increased in size due to the growth of cities in Asia. Building Design states The world’s biggest | Read More

Atkins develops masterplan in Libya

December 15, 2009,AEDT

Atkins Middle East has worked with Abu Dhabi based Al Maabar to develop the masterplan for the Al Waha development in Libya. The masterplan was unveiled yesterday and is expected to cost AED 1,400 billion (US$ 375 million) . The development took inspiration form Libya’s rich cultural heritage including the | Read More

US companies on the M&A trail in the UK?

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Building posted a report today that some large US firms the size of Jacobs, AECOM and CH2MHill maybe looking at acquiring firms in the UK. Many UK firms have established offices in Europe, Middle East and North Africa which makes their businesses more appealing as they have established company structures | Read More

Businesses asked to sign up to Jakarta Charter

December 3, 2009,AEDT

During the Convention for Biological Diversity being held in Jakarta from November 30 to December 2, representatives from about 200 companies worldwide in mining, fisheries, construction, forestry, tourism and cosmetics business released a draft charter called the Jakarta Charter which will requires companies to integrate biodiversity into their business strategies | Read More

Atkins: Another two years of recession

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal recently reported that the chief of Atkins has warned that …We are in for another two years of recession…. Although on the positive side he also intimated that we are at the bottom of the recession. read the full article at the [SOURCE: Architects Journal – Expect another two years | Read More

Construction Week (Middle East) releases Salary survey

November 22, 2009,AEDT

Construction Week (Middle East) have just published the results of a salary survey held from April to September this year. The main findings of the survey is that most people are experienced and the UAE is not a place for first-jobbers. People consistently worked longer than 40 hour per week | Read More

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