GHDWoodhead climbs global rankings in a year of accelerated change

GHDWoodhead has been ranked #48 globally in the World Architecture 100 2021 (WA100) list, published annually by UK magazine Building Design based on the number of architects employed at each firm.

GHDWoodhead’s rise from #59 in 2020 reflects its specialisation in the master planning, design and delivery of complex buildings and precincts. Recent projects include master planning and concept design of the AUD350 million Bio-Hub precinct in Adelaide, refurbishment of the Federal Court of Australia in Newcastle, and the upgrade of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

"In a year of accelerated change, our extraordinarily diverse expertise has enabled us to think differently to resolve highly complex challenges. This year, as our clients have been forced to rethink, they have found in us a rich resource for new solutions,” says Leone Lorrimer, National Practice Leader – GHDWoodhead.

“Our business has been resilient during Covid-19, thanks in part to our focus on large complex projects including transport, infrastructure, government, education and defence. These sectors are also set for future growth as governments invest in infrastructure to support economic recovery.

“We envisage further growth in sectors such as industrial, defence, transport, education (primary and secondary), masterplanning and urban design. Markets that have shrunk due to Covid-19 include tertiary education, retail and hospitality.

“As part of global consulting company GHD, our differentiator is that we can provide an integrated range of services that combine architecture with engineering and other disciplines as a ‘one stop shop’ for our clients.”