World’s Best Aged-Care Architecture Title Goes To Aussie Firm

Australian international architecture practice ThomsonAdsett took out the top spot in the global elderly living sector on the renowned World Architecture 100.

The top 100 list, published by UK architectural news publication Building Design (BD), ranked the world’s largest architectural practices of 2017 by sector and industry after surveying more than 1,400 practices across the globe in order to determine the best of the best.

One of the contributors for the firm’s top result was the number of fee-earning architects they employ.

ThomsonAdsett is one of the few Australasian firms to rank prominently in the global elderly living sector, and ThomsonAdsett Managing Director Chris Straw said the ranking has motivated them to continue to strive towards new and innovative ways to tackle the challenges of an ageing population.

“We’re thrilled to take out the top ranking for 2017,” he said.

“We’ve really invested in the Australian and Asian elderly living markets over the past 20 years, and are excited to keep growing our already strong portfolio.

“The increasing need for seniors living and aged care is pushing us to continue learning and improving our approach to elderly living design.”

Recently completed elderly care and living projects by ThomsonAdsett include Streeton Park in Melbourne, Jeta Gardens and a number of large-scale projects in China and Malaysia.

ThomsonAdsett’s design for Melbournes’ ‘Streeton Park’ village accommodates 85 premium independent living apartments, with community areas that include a fine dining restaurant, cafe, sports bar, salon, business centre and wellness hub.

The firm also featured in World Architecture 100’s “Ones to Watch” category, as one of 25 firms best placed to rank in the top 100 in 2018.

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