GHDWoodhead ranks as one of world’s top architecture practices for government work

9 January 2019

GHDWoodhead has ranked #9 among top global architecture practices for government projects.

Published annually by UK-based magazine Building Design, the World Architecture 100 2019 (WA100 2019) list ranks architecture practices by region and by type of work based on revenue. WA100 2019 also placed GHDWoodhead as the #54 largest practice globally by number of architects and third-largest in Australasia.

The new rankings highlight GHDWoodhead’s sustained growth since its inception in 2014, when the team from Australian architecture practice Woodhead joined GHD’s already substantial international architecture team.

“Our government portfolio includes civic buildings, defence and police facilities, law courts, embassies, government workspaces and public buildings. In addition to their functional roles, these buildings often have additional significance for embodying the identity and culture of our communities,” says Michael Hegarty, GHDWoodhead’s National Practice Leader.

“Our architects, interior designers and landscape architects work collaboratively with clients to design these complex projects from inception to completion. Drawing on the diverse capabilities of GHD, we are able to offer clients a truly integrated architecture + engineering (A+E) service.”

GHDWoodhead’s recent projects in the government sector include the refit of the Australian Embassy, Athens, and the Shepparton Law Courts in Victoria (in collaboration with Architectus and Guymer Bailey).

GHDWoodhead has earned growing recognition for its architectural design excellence, receiving the 2018 Harry Seidler National Award for Commercial Architecture and the inaugural national sustainability award from the Australian Institute of Architects for the design of the Barwon Water HQ in Geelong.