Sasaki is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with UK-based architecture practice GT3 Architects. The firms both champion a holistic approach to design that positions people at the heart of every project.
The partnership will position Sasaki to expand its market reach by drawing upon GT3’s local knowledge and practice across the UK. GT3 Architects specializes in sports and leisure, masterplanning, and workplace design, and has project work across the United Kingdom and Europe. The UK-based firm, in turn, will benefit from Sasaki’s deep bench of talent and multidisciplinary approach. GT3’s 50 employees are spread between offices in Nottingham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
“This is a lot more than a transactional relationship–this is an opportunity to learn from each other, and to expose our employees to new perspectives. And our clients will benefit from our combined expertise,” said Victor Vizgaitis, Sasaki principal and architect.
Simon Dunstan, director at GT3 Architects, said: “This is a valuable alliance for both organizations that opens up 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.
“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.”
“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.”