Award-winning, international design partnership, dwp is expanding in Australia, having completed a full financial merger with dwp|suters.
Bringing with it a new dynamism to the design industry in Australia, this fully establishes dwp – design worldwide partnership – as a global firm with its heart in Asia.
The merger is the ‘next evolution’ in the transformation of the design house, after dwp and Suters Architects, based in Newcastle, announced their commitment to work together as a fully integrated design solution in 2013.
CEO of dwp, Leone Lorrimer said the merger allows the business to expand its serving to an increasingly diverse client base in the Australian market.
“As the Australian and dynamic Asian markets become increasingly integrated, and investment flows in both directions, dwp will bring a new level of architecture and design sensibility to our clients,” Leone said.
“This move brings dwp’s now world-renowned design expertise to our Australian studios and expands our reach into new markets, bringing skills in hospitality design, luxury residential, and tall building architecture.”
dwp’s extensive client base includes global brands and Fortune 500 companies such as Mercedes Benz, Accor, Mandarin Oriental, and HSBC.
Scott Whittaker has expanded his role as Group Creative Director and Brenton Mauriello has been appointed the new position of Executive Chairman.
Brenton said creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit are at the core of dwp.
“Our point of difference is our ability to bring to our clients’ local knowledge, cultural sensitivities and market insights together with international design and technical expertise,” said Brenton.
“The integration of the two organisations expands dwp as an international brand. It’s the next step of our strategy to build a design worldwide partnership.”
IMAGE | Suters Architects Founder, Brian Suters; dwp Group CEO, Leone Lorrimer; and dwp Group Executive Chairman Brenton Mauriello.
dwp is a global/local company. From entrepreneurial beginnings in 1993, dwp has grown into an award-winning, one stop integrated design service with global reach. dwp employs 450 professionals in studios in Bangkok, Bahrain, Brisbane, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Newcastle, Singapore, Shanghai and Sydney. dwp delivers architecture, interior design and master-planning, and tailors global future thinking to local specific needs.