Australian aged care design firm recognised globally

For the second year running, Australian architectural firm ThomsonAdsett has ranked second in the world and the best in Australasia among architectural firms operating in the elderly living sector.

For the second year running, Australian architectural firm ThomsonAdsett has ranked second in the world and the best in Australasia among architectural firms operating in the seniors living sector.

St Paul's Residential Aged Care, Brisbane (Photo: Alicia Taylor)
St Paul’s Residential Aged Care, Brisbane. Photo: Alicia Taylor

ThomsonAdsett, which has worked on building projects with Streeton Park, Jeta Gardens and St Paul’s Residential Aged Care, placed second in the elderly living sector behind United States firm Perkins Eastman in Building Design’s World Architecture 100 list, a renowned international ranking of architectural practices by size.

It was the only Australasian firm to rank in the top five.

The 2016 list from Building Design, a British architectural newspaper, was based on a survey of 1,350 architectural practices across the globe ranked by size and broken down according to regions and industry sector.

Managing director Chris Straw said ThomsonAdsett continued to be energised about conceiving new and innovative ways to tackle the challenges of an ageing population and made particular note of the potential in the Asian market.

ThomsonAdsett has made significant investment into Asian market over the past 20 years, with studios in Jakarta and Hong Kong. It has recently worked on and has a current number of large-scale elderly living projects in China and Malaysia.

“We are starting to see real growth in elderly living in Asia, particularly in China,” he said.

“The scale of elderly living work in China is of another level, and is leading us into new, exciting areas and ways of approaching elderly living design. We are synthesising our knowledge of the elderly care sector with the unique demands of the Asian market to create sustainable, high density solutions.”

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2 thoughts on “Australian aged care design firm recognised globally

  1. Congratulations and wonderful news that we have innovative forward thinking designers here being recognised globally.

  2. Jo, Thank you for the congratulations.
    Thomson Adsett is very proud of its SAGE initiative (www.sagetours.com) whereby it works in partnership with Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community services Australia (ACSA) to provide the internationally renowned study tours in Aged care and retirement.

    The study tours have not only benefited our Australian industry but assisted ThomsonAdsetts architects and staff to be innovative on the global stage, having traveled to most parts of the globe over the last 10 yrs studying trends in Seniors Living at an International level.
    This awards confirms what we always knew – the benefit of SAGE come from so many different levels.
    We are proud of the award, and SAGE.

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