Aedas is an architectural firm founded by the Welsh architect Keith Griffiths.



Aedas was established in 2002 when Abbey Holford Rowe, Peddle Thorp of Australia, and LPT Architects (formerly Liang Peddle Thorpe) of Hong Kong merged.[4][5] At that time, Peddle Thorp and LPT already had an existing alliance. The three firms were respectively renamed Aedas AHR, Aedas Peddle Thorp, and Aedas LPT.[6] The organisation planned to drop the suffixes over time, and the offices eventually adopted the simpler “Aedas” brand.[7]

The company acquired Birmingham firm TCN Architects (formerly Temple Cox Nicholls) in 2002.[8] Aedas opened its first China office in Beijing in 2002 [9] and was appointed to design Fortune Plaza 1 (2003). Other mixed-commercial projects in Beijing include TG Harbour View Apartment, R&F City, R&F Plaza and R&F Centre in Beijing. The company set up offices in Macau (2004), Shanghai (2005) and Chengdu (2005).[citation needed]

In Macau, Aedas delivered its first integrated casino resort project, Sands Macauin 2004.[10] Aedas was commissioned as lead architect for The Venetian Macao (2007),[11]

The company was commissioned to design Dubai Metro (2004). The Dubai office was established in 2005[12] and the Abu Dhabi office was set up in 2007.[13] In 2010 and 2011, Ocean Heights,[14] Boulevard Plaza[15] and Ubora Towers,[16] in Dubai, were completed.

Work in mixed-commercial sector (2010s)

Aedas’ completed mixed-commercial projects include The Star (2012)[17] in Singapore; Lè Architecture (2017) in Taipei, Taiwan; Starlight Place in Chongqing (2011),[18] Center 66 in Wuxi (2014), Evergrande Plaza in Chengdu (2015), Sincere Financial Center in Chongqing (2015),[19]

Recent years

In mid-2014 the European and Asian arms of the company (originally Abbey Holford Rowe and LPT Architects respectively) demerged. The European arm, based in the UK, was renamed AHR. The Hong Kong-based Asian business kept the Aedas name.[20] Immediately following the split, Aedas launched a London office that the company stated would mainly serve Chinese clients on projects in London.[21] In 2015, Aedas acquired UK practice RHWL, including its Arts Team division. They were respectively renamed Aedas RHWL and Aedas Arts Team.[22]

Selected projects

Aedas has completed more than one-hundred projects.[23]
Projects include:

  • Boulevard Plaza, Dubai, UAE[24]
  • Centres of Central, Hong Kong[25]
  • Emporium Mall, Lahore, Pakistan[26]
  • Hong Kong International Airport Midfield Concourse and North Satellite Concourse, Hong Kong[27]
  • Olympia 66, Dalian, China
  • R&F Centre, Guangzhou, China[28]
  • Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus, Hong Kong
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Central Building, Suzhou, China
  • Lè Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan[29]
  • Taichung Commercial Bank Headquarters, Taichung, Taiwan[30]

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