about

About

We are technically astute, our teams comprise of both experienced architects and interior designers. The architectural experience provides a strong technical knowledge which allows us to lead the technical coordination between the consultants.

Since its formation in 2004 aplusi asia has developed a reputation as a leading provider of consultancy services for both large and small-scale projects located in Asia, America, Europe and the Middle East. With a staff strength of 30 comprising architects, interior designers and technical support, we have the experience to develop complex building designs from simple sketch concepts to precise construction documentation.

One of the most important aspects of any project is the building of the relationship between the client body and the consultants. In describing our client relationships, the most critical element is trust. Clients rely on us to create and implement design solutions that are responsive to their needs and that are completed on time and within budget. We do not give our clients a particular look; we provide an approach, which is distinguished by an abiding focus on excellence.

background

aplusi asia were formed in 2004 by Philip Jacobs, who had left his position as a Director of Architects 61 to form a multi-disciplinary company to focus on the delivery of high quality consultancy services.

The management team behind aplusi asia have had extensive experience in the delivery of complex, high specification base building projects and interior fit outs. Philip has been working in partnership with KPF continuously over the last two decades, assisting KPF in the successful delivery of premier office developments in Asia. Philip and his team at aplusi asia were key components of the delivery team for the prestigious Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) project in Singapore. This project includes some 5 million sq ft of mixed use development which defines the new financial district of Singapore.

aplusi asia have established themselves as one of the leading corporate interior designers in Singapore, having successfully delivered large fit out projects ranging in size from 10,000 sq ft to 450,000 sq ft. Our client list includes global banks, hedge funds, energy companies and asset management firms.

differentiation

We are a consultancy company; we work as a design consultant and not as a D+B contractor. This allows us to maintain design integrity whilst endeavouring to balance cost and quality. We work solely for a lump sum fee and we do not have a vested interest in the construction cost.

We are technically astute, our teams comprise of both experienced architects and interior designers. The architectural experience provides a strong technical knowledge which allows us to lead the technical coordination between the consultants.

A key part of any building contract is the quality of documentation produced for tender and construction. The ability to precisely define the work is the principle that documentation should follow. Precise documentation leads to accurate cost reporting pre-tender and cost control post tender. The quality of documentation is also a pre-requisite of quality on site. One of our key strengths is our ability to produce precise, technically correct documentation.

During construction our focus will be on the delivery of quality. We typically achieve this by ensuring a partnering approach with the contractors. We also are great believers in the production of mock ups at the early stages on site so that expectations and requirements for quality are defined early.