AS+GG designs high-performance, energy-efficient, aesthetically striking architecture on an international scale in a wide range of typology and scale, from low- and mid-rise residential, commercial and cultural buildings to mixed-use supertall towers. We use a holistic, integrated design approach that explores symbiotic relationships with the natural environment -- a philosophy we call "global environmental contextualism." This approach, which takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption and a site's geothermal properties, represents a fundamental change in the design process, in which form facilitates performance.
AS+GG's practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects and high-tech laboratory facilities. AS+GG is currently working on projects in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Canada and the United States.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture offers urban design, city planning, infrastructure design and landscape architectural services to private and public clients. Recognizing that the most successful and livable places are the result of a collaborative effort, our practice seeks a complementary relationship between architecture, infrastructure and landscape to achieve enhanced economic and environmental outcomes for our clients. The AS+GG urban design team creates sustainable master plans and urban infill projects that create exceptional outcomes for municipalities, developers and institutions.
AS+GG's partners and directors have over 40 years of experience, master-planning more than 250,000 acres (100,000 hectares) and millions of square feet in major cities across the globe. Major projects include master plans for Canary Wharf in London, King Abdullah Economic City in Jeddah, Beijing Central Business District, the Nation of Bahrain, Chongming Island in China, Jumeira Gardens in Dubai, Za'abeel Energy City in Dubai, and many others. Our master plans have received numerous awards and included major sustainable measures for energy and carbon reduction.
Led by John Burcher, our Director of Interior Design, the AS+GG interiors team works closely with architecture and engineering teams to promote new ideas, further the design process and break boundaries in interior design. We embrace a modern sense of space, designing flexible, adaptable interiors that can be shared between users. We maximize the amount of natural light in our projects, which affects the quality of the space, the quality of life for its users and a passive, low-cost sustainable technology. We use sustainable materials and design spaces that respect our resources, both natural and built, to create healthy, forward-thinking environments.
The interiors team has extensive experience working with clients to design interior spaces around the globe. At AS+GG and at other design firms, our senior design and management teams have worked with clients at some of the world's most innovative and well-known companies. Designs include interior spaces for residential towers, mixed-use developments and corporate headquarters buildings, including the world's first large-scale positive-energy building, Masdar Headquarters, which will serve as a headquarters building for both the Masdar Initiative (a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the recently established IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), a multinational organization promoting the adoption of renewable energy.