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Limited liability company
Industry Architecture
Founder Keith Griffiths
Number of locations
London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Ho Chi Minh City, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore, Los Angeles, Seattle, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, New Delhi
Area served
Key people
Chairman - Keith Griffiths
Global Board -
Andrew Bromberg
Frank McGoldrick
Ken Yip Kai Wai
Kevin Jose
Maxwell Connop
Tony Kong Siong Ang
Andy Zi Xin Wen
Services Architecture, Graphics, Interior Design, Landscape and Urban Design & Masterplanning
Number of employees
1400 (2014)

Aedas (/ˈds/, from Latin aedificare, "to build") is an international architectural firm, which is one of the world's largest.[1] The practice provides architecture, interior design, landscape design, urban design, masterplanning, and graphics design services across mixed-use, office, retail, residential, hotel, infrastructure, education, civic and culture, and urban planning. It is world renowned for several famous projects, such as the Pentominium, which will be the world's tallest residential building.


Aedas was established in 2002 and has grown from 550 employees in 2002 to over 1,000 in 2008 when it became the seventh largest architectural practicesin the world.[2]

In 2014, Aedas employs 1,400 staff at 13 offices in eight countries, focusing on high-density developments in major world cities.[3]

In the beginning of 2015, Aedas acquired UK practice RHWL and Arts Team.


Aedas has completed more than 100 projects totalling over 100 million square feet of space around the world.[4] Notable project include:


The practice was winner of the Architects' Journal International Practice of the Year 2010.[19] Aedas projects which have won the most international design awards are Sandcrawler, regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, Best New Global Design at the International Architecture Awards 2011 for The Chicago Athenaeum;[20] Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong, Best Futura Mega Project at MIPIM Awards 2012;[21] Mixed-Use Development in Xihongmen, Da Xing District, in Beijing, China, Best International Mixed-use Architecture at International Property Awards 2013;[22] The Star in Singapore - Best Global Project, Retail, Mixed-use Development at ENR Global Best Projects Awards 2014;[23] and Mallory Street / Burrows Street Revitalisation Project, Wan Chai, Hong Kong - Medal of the Year of Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2013.[24]


  1. ^ "The rise of Aedas is a triumph for efficiency". Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "WA100 2016: The Big List". The World’s Largest Architecture Practices. UK: Building Design. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Aedas dumps UK business to focus on "high-density urban high-rise"". dezeen magazine. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mixed use designer Aedas to demerge". 
  5. ^ "Aedas Dubai design wins office and retail award". ConstructionWeekOnline. 
  6. ^ "Damac Heights, Dubai, United Arab Emirates". 
  7. ^ "Aedas International designs Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island". Hotel Design. 
  8. ^ "R&F Center". 
  9. ^ "Mandarin Oriental Chengdu". 
  11. ^ "Hong Kong International Airport North Satellite Concourse". 
  12. ^ "Aedas designs new retail complex next to Dalian's Olympic Square". World Architecture News. 
  13. ^ "Aedas – Pentominium (Dubai)". Architecture Scope. 
  14. ^ "HKIA Annual Awards 2013". The Hong Kong Institute of Architects. 
  15. ^ "The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas". ArchDaily. 
  17. ^ "Aedas' Starlight Place Scores Second Prestigious Award in a Month - Global RLI Award 2013". Archinect. 
  18. ^ "U-Bora Towers Complex by Aedas". Archiscene. 
  19. ^ "AJ100 2010 International Practice of the Year: Aedas". The Architects Journal. 
  20. ^ "The International Design Awards 2011 Archive" (PDF). The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  21. ^ "MIPIM Awards 2012 Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "International Property Award winners from International 2013". Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "MIPIM Awards 2012 Winners". Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  24. ^ "HKIA Annual Awards 2013". The Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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