The Annual supplement, World Architecture 100 (WA100) is produced by British-based Building Design magazine. WSP is also joint second in the structural engineering category. Every year, Building Design asks the world’s most important architects to rank their partners based on the quality of the services provided in different categories such as building contractors, cost consultants, project managers, and structural and building services engineers.
Delivering Exceptional Service to our Partners
Tom Smith, Global Head of Property and Buildings at WSP said: “This is a very important recognition for our people to continue delivering exceptional service to our partners to realize innovative and ambitious architecture. We always aim to build strong relationships with the architects, both locally and globally, and we are proud to be once again recognized as a preferred engineering partner by leading architects. Our major projects in 2017 included the extension of Marseille’s airport in partnership with Foster and Partners and the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital expansion with HKS.”
Partnering with Architectural Clients
David Cooper, President of Global Property and Buildings at WSP stated: “We are thrilled to be ranked joint first as the preferred services engineer by the top global architects. This reaffirms that the ethos of our practice – partnering with our Architectural clients in the creation of great places, distinguished architecture and high-performance buildings – is being maintained as we continue to grow and expand the depth and breadth of our capabilities across end markets and geographies. In 2017, a number of exceptional projects achieved milestones including the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, USA, which opened last August and is the first major sports facility to achieve LEED™ Platinum accreditation. Other more recently completed projects include; the Amazon Spheres, which are part of Amazon’s HQ1 in Seattle, USA, a unique facility that provides occupant comfort while maintaining rainforest-like environments within three interconnected glass spheres, and Tencent Seafront Towers, a two-tower office complex recently opened in Shenzhen, China, where the concept of a suburban campus is adapted to a vertical urban setting. Construction is also now underway for the UCLH Hospital in London, UK that will house a high-energy proton beam therapy centre.”
The report also features the most admired architects, most of which WSP works with, including Foster + Partners, Bjarkle Ingels Group, Gensler, Snøhetta, Herzog & de Meuron and Renzo Piano.