GT3 teams up with US heavyweight Sasaki to design strategic alliance 

We are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with US-based global design firm Sasaki to create a strategic alliance that brings together the skills and global expertise of more than 400 design specialists. 

The powerful partnership aims to bring international perspective and experience to projects across multiple sectors – including sports and leisure, masterplanning, workplace design, landscape architecture, and more – combining expert sector knowledge and global capabilities.  

Applying a creative, people-focused approach to UK design, projects will be delivered from our Nottingham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne studios, and Sasaki’s locations in Boston, Denver, New York and Shanghai. 

Simon Dunstan, director at GT3 Architects, said: “This is a valuable alliance for both organisations that opens numerous opportunities in the UK and the US. When we met with the Sasaki team, we were able to explore a number of potential projects and very quickly established a shared culture with lots of common values – the perfect bedrock for our alliance. 

“The pandemic has clearly demonstrated that remote working is no barrier to collaboration, a concept that is at the heart of our relationship. We’re really excited to be working closely with the Sasaki team to share knowledge, research, expertise and staff as well as utilise technology and best practice to suit the specific needs of all our clients and projects. 

“This announcement marks the culmination of extensive discussions and hard work behind the scenes and we’re looking forward to growing our presence in the UK and America – supporting our teams and clients along the journey.” 

The strategic alliance brings a forward-thinking, global approach to projects, with GT3 and Sasaki clients benefitting from a fresh perspective and innovative design ideas. The firms both champion a holistic approach to the design of place and space that positions people at the heart of every project. 

“Sasaki has an incredible 70-year legacy and global reputation, which gives new generations of leaders an amazing platform on which to grow our business,” said Sasaki CEO James Miner. “We continuously seek to balance our history with forward looking curiosity and innovation to remain relevant in today’s world. Our alliance with GT3 provides a great opportunity to bring new voices and expertise to clients in a way that we could not before. We’re excited to work alongside GT3 to grow our collective portfolio in the UK and collaborate with them here in the US and beyond.” 

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