Aedas (pronounced eye–das from the Latin “Aedificare [ Definition of "Aedificare"] ” – to build) is a global architectural firm recognised for their creativity in mixed-use developments, transportation, education and healthcare building design.

Infobox Architectural Practice


significant_buildings=Ocean Heights, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Pentominium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
West Tower, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
MTR Sunny Bay Station, Hong Kong,PRC

Aedas Today

Aedas has offices around the world including: London, Glasgow, Mumbai, New York, Moscow, Almaty, Kiev, Beijing, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Macau, New Dehli, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Warsaw, Washington D.C., Los Angeles (LA).

The practice employs a multi-disciplinary network of qualified staff and works in the field of architecture, access consultancy, building consultancy, building surveying, conservation, geomatics, health and safety management, imaging, interiors, landscape and environment, masterplanning and urban design, research and development and workplace consulting. Regularly featured in the AJ100 [ Architects Journal 100 Archive] you will need to register to view the information.] and Building Design magazine [ [ Building Design Magazine] and Building magazine’s [ [ Building Magazine] ] top 100 league tables, the practice has an impressive collection of accolades a few of which are listed further on in this article.


In the UK, Aedas currently employs over 700 people based in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Shrewsbury. Aedas plays a role in the design of some of the most significant developments in the UK. Recent projects include [ Bauhaus] in Manchester, [ Colmore Plaza] in Birmingham, the iconic West Tower in Liverpool, Bridgewater Place in Leeds and the [ Haymarket Interchange] in Edinburgh. The practice is noted for it's educational design demonstrated by establishments such as Holland Park School in West London, Sheffield Springs Academy in Sheffield and [ Stockley Academy] in West London. The UK team also work on international projects including the Middle East and the CIS region. Recent designs include the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters and various luxury hotel developments in Kazakhstan.


Aedas employs over 1,200 staff in the Asia region. Hong Kong is the largest centre in the Aedas Group and leads the practice’s Asia offices. Aedas Asia is reputed for its masterplanning and mixed-use designs, particularly in the People’s Republic of China. Other areas of sector-specific expertise in Asia include integrated retail centres, luxury hotel, resort, cultural and leisure projects including the Venetian Cotai Strip in Macau, which comprises over convert|50000000|sqft|m2 of development. Aedas has a track record in transport and infrastructure design with over 35 rail stations and six depots throughout Asia, 15 buildings at the Hong Kong International Airport and six seaport terminals for the world’s busiest container port in Hong Kong.

Central & Eastern Europe

Aedas’ Central and Eastern Europe operations include offices in Russia and the CIS, based around four key locations – Moscow, Warsaw, Katowice and Kiev. Aedas collaborates with partners throughout the region – most notably through its joint venture relationship with the Moscow based company CITP. Close links to the Kazakhstan operation based around offices in Almaty and Astana allow the servicing of requirements in the wider geographical region stretching from the Baltic states to the Balkans and including all of Russia and the CIS.

Middle East

In the Middle East, Aedas has emerged as one of the leading international architects and has undertaken the design of over convert|20000000|sqft|m2 of building development. Since the opening of the Middle East offices, Aedas’ designs shaped emerging skylines in the United Arab Emirates. The practice’s various high-rise residential, commercial and mixed-use developments include the 618-metre tall Pentominium building at Dubai Marina and the 310-metre and 420-metre Ocean Heights I and II developments. Aedas’ expertise in infrastructure design knowledge has transferred to the Middle East with the design of a metro network that consists of 47 stations and two depots in Dubai.

North & South America

In 2006, Aedas announced its partnership with the prestigious New York firm Davis Brody Bond, Architects and Planners. Now known as Davis Brody Bond Aedas the practice employs over 100 staff and is amongst the USA’s leading architectural design firms. Davis Brody Bond Aedas also has offices in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Brazil. Known for innovative solutions to complex design challenges, Davis Brody Bond Aedas’ work includes high profile academic and cultural buildings, corporate and industrial facilities, and housing. Davis Brody Bond Aedas is currently serving as the design architect for the National September 11th Museum and as associate architect for the National September 11th Memorial at the World Trade Center.


[This is just a small selection of the awards Aedas has accrued. More will be added from time to time.]

West Tower, Liverpool, UK

On Friday 11th April 2008 at the 4th Liverpool Daily Post Regional Property Awards [ [ Regional Property Awards 2008] ] in association with RBS, Beetham West Tower won Aedas the best Mixed Use Development prize. This prize was awarded for best use of land which would normally have stood barren, creation of an iconic building and best use of limited space.

Bridgewater Place, Leeds, UK

Yorkshire Renaissance Awards 2007 Aedas was winner of a Creative Land Development Award.
Yorkshire Property Awards May 2007 Aedas was winner of the Best Commercial Development Award.
Building Design 'Carbuncle Cup' [ [ Building Design 'Carbuncle Cup' 2008] ] nominated for Building Design magazine's award for 'most reviled building' of 2008.

Pentominium, Dubai, UAE

Arabian Property Award [ [ Arabian Property Awards] ] 2007 Aedas was winner of Best Apartment, Best Development, Best Architecture, Best Property & Best High-Rise Awards.

=MTR Sunny Bay Station, HK=

Hong Kong Institute of Architects 2006 Aedas was winner of the Certificate of Merit.
Professional Green Building Council 2006 Aedas was winner of Green Building Award.

[ John C Daniels School] , Connecticut, USA

Project Awards USA 2007 Davis Brody Bond Aedas was winner of K-12 Category Award.
BSA Educational Facilities Awards [ [ BSA Jurors Comments] ] 2007 Davis Brody Bond Aedas was winner of the K-12 Educational Facilities Awards Citation .

West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, PRC

MIPIM Architectural Award Review 2006 Aedas was winner of the Future Projects Award 2006

[ St Johns School Blackpool]

Manchester Society of Architects Annual Awards 2008 [ [ Cube report of the Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2008] ] Aedas was winner of the Unbuilt Community category award.


Aedas was established in 2002 with the partnership of LPT Architects in Hong Kong and Abbey Holford Rowe in the UK to become Aedas LPT and Aedas AHR respectively. Following a merger with TCN Architects of Birmingham in 2003, the name Aedas was adopted for all areas of the practice with the LPT and AHR being dropped from the Hong Kong and UK practice names later in 2003. The most recent partner is Davis Brody Bond Aedas, an award-winning American architectural firm with headquarters in New York.

Hong Kong, PRC
U-Bora Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Connecticut, USA
Huizhou, PRC
Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters, UAE
Sheffield, UK
Tyumen, Russia
Karachi, Pakistan

Footnotes and references


*Harvard reference
Surname = Bromberg
Given = Andrew
Year = 2007
Title = Architecture and Sensuality
Publisher = Oro Editions
ID = ISBN 978-0-97746-728-0

*Harvard reference
Surname = Sinclair
Given = Kevin
Year = 2006
Title = Making Connections - Aedas Architects in Asia
Publisher = Aedas Limited
ID = ISBN 978-9-88988-080-4

External links

Aedas Links

* [ Aedas official web site]
* [ Davis Brody Bond Aedas official web site]

Professional Links

* [ Royal Institute of British Architects]
* [ Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors]
* [ Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers]
* [ The American Institute of Architects]
* [ Hong Kong Institute of Architects]
* [ Building Research Establishment]
* [ United Kingdom Green Building Council]
* [ UrbanBuzz]
* [ Boston Society of Architects]

Magazine Links

* [ The Architects Journal]
* [ Architecture Week]
* [ Building Design Magazine]
* [ Building Magazine]
* [ The Arab Architectural Magazine]

External Articles Relating to Aedas

* [ South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive article relating to Aedas]
* [ HKTCD article relating to Sunny Bay Station]
* [ Article relating to Petchey Academy, Hackney, East London]
* [ Article relating to Abaya Seifullina, Almaty, Kazakhstan]
* [ Article from]
* [ Article relating to Dubai Metro]
* [ Article relating to KPT Tower, Karachi, Pakistan]

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