Singapore-based Space Matrix and US-based IA Interior Architects are thrilled to announce that they have come together in a Strategic Partnership where two of the largest global design firms focussed on interiors for workplaces have joined forces to provide unparalleled design services and capabilities to serve its clients.
This partnership will include shared resources in a “Global Studio” with dedicated professionals, technologies, and expertise, all focussed on innovation and designing cutting edge interiors. The Global Studio connects over 1,400 professionals across 37 locations spanning the globe, allowing both firms to serve clients across six continents, in more than 60 countries, and in over 500 cities.
With Space Matrix headquartered in Singapore, the vibrant ecosystem and infrastructure promotes innovation and provides the right talent to meet the demands of global clients. The city-state’s position and connectedness to global markets over the years has seen major international banks, multinational organisations and financial institutions all over the world establish their branches in Singapore, often making the country the headquarters for Asia.
“Our partnership creates a global platform that is unmatched in the industry and we are incredibly excited to be bringing this to our clients. Our clients look to us to provide thought leadership, create experiential workplaces that help build their brand, increase productivity and improve employee retention. That’s a big responsibility and hence for us, alignment was key. Alignment in core values, a culture of excellence and client servicing and we found all of those in IA not just at the leadership level but across the firm,” said Arsh Chaudhry, CEO, Space Matrix.
A recent survey by The American Chamber of Commerce of business impact in Singapore showed that 98% of US companies continue to hold long-term confidence in Singapore as a business hub in light of the current virus outbreak. Singapore also attracted investment commitments of S$15.2 billion in 2019 which reflects confidence from global companies in the nation as a trusted, strategic location at the heart of a growing Southeast Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region.
“As Asian companies expand in the west and US companies continue their expansion across Asia, this partnership gives us the ability to provide global perspectives and solutions to our clients and marks the next phase of our growth journey as we spread our wings globally,” added Chaudhry.
“Both of our firms have a similar vision, complementary values, and a shared passion for interiors. That is what made this consortium the perfect fit – in reviewing our business, we had identified a gap in our capabilities to serve the APAC market. Partnering with Space Matrix gives us the strongest platform to expand and bring our collective passion to this new market.,” shares David Bourke, IA’s Co-CEO/President.
IA and Space Matrix are forward-looking firms that never sit still. Together, the firms will be completing projects, sharing research, and hosting joint think tanks, all in an effort to expand its collective expertise and drive innovation.