Grant Associates is expanding its presence in Singapore with new offices and staff appointments as demand grows for services across South East Asia.
Two new members of staff have joined the landscape architect’s Singapore office, which has moved to larger premises at Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar – a historic district within the city’s Central Business District.
Zhang Yuan joins the team as Landscape Architect after a five-year stint at Ballistic Architecture Machine, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design studio based in Beijing and New York. Key projects Zhang Yuan has worked on include the Finite-Infinite Garden for Beijing Garden Expo and the Vanke Daxing Showroom, Beijing.
Tan Wei Lin, a recent graduate of Singapore Polytechnic, joins as Graduate Landscape Architect. A rising talent in the sector, Wei Lin won three gongs at the 2016 Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Student Design Awards for Outstanding Graphic Presentation (Gold), Planting Design (Gold) and Best Design Showcase (Silver).
Zhang Yuan and Wei Lin will add to the international expertise and creativity of the existing team, which is led by Mike Wood, Senior Associate, and Stefaan Lambreghts, Associate.
After consolidating its reputation in the region as lead masterplanner and designer of Singapore’s internationally acclaimed Gardens by the Bay, Grant Associates has gone on to win a range of high profile contracts in Singapore, South East Asia and Australia.
Projects currently underway include Funan Mall and mixed-use development Paya Lebar Quarter in Singapore, and Barangaroo in Sydney. Recently completed projects include Capitol Development in Singapore and Afiniti in Medini, Malaysia.
Mike Wood, Senior Associate at Grant Associates, said: “Zhang Yuan and Wei Lin are both highly talented creatives and welcome additions to our team in Singapore. It is through appointments like these that we intend to develop our team, and build on our portfolio in the region.
“Our investment in new talent and new premises is also a demonstration of our commitment to being part of Singapore’s journey towards becoming a ‘City in a Garden’, and our aim to influence the development of environmentally sensitive schemes across South East Asia and beyond.
“On a practical note, our new home at Tras Street gives us room to accommodate our ongoing growth. The attractive, characterful space arranged over three floors will serve to help us attract, and retain, the talent that is so vital to our success.”