SWA Vietnam is a progressive medium-sized firm providing architecture, interior design and other design-related services. It’s head office, Stephen Woolley Associates, Architects in the US was founded over 20 years ago and prides itself on its accountability and commitment to each and every project.
SWA’s branch in Vietnam was established in 2000 in Ho Chi Minh City and has since evolved into one of the best-known architectural practices with high-profile commercial projects across the country.
Implicit in our work at SWA Vietnam is the search for quality, which concerns the character and atmosphere of spaces. This has to be achieved amidst the practical constraints of the developing world. There are inevitable tensions between what is desirable and what is possible; between what one would like to achieve and what one can afford.
Our design process aims to close these gaps using such constraints as a springboard for ideas from which quality solutions develop, solutions that give rise to coherent, functional and safe buildings appropriate to the everyday activities, which they will contain and represent.
LIST OF KEY ARCHITECTS
Ngo Xuan Nam, General Director
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Ho Chi Minh City, 1998
Registration: Chartered Professional Architect in Vietnam, 2003
Mr. Nam joined SWA Vietnam Co., Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2000. Before coming to SWA Vietnam, he was design architect in Phong Chau Design and Construction Company from 1998 to 1999, as well as freelance designer for several private housing and commercial projects in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province. While at SWA Vietnam, Mr. Nam has been handled in new high-rise building designs from the schematic design phase through completion including Pullman Saigon Center; Saigon Airport Plaza; SSG Tower; The Lancaster commercial and condominium tower in central district of Ho Chi Minh City; a 65,000sqm complex in Nha Trang City. In addition, he has also been responsible for construction document designs for the offshore projects, some can be counted as Valley High School in Santa Ana, California; Ahmanson Recruit Training Center (Los Angeles Police Department) in West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles; Glass Building of Warner Brother (base building and tenant improvement) in Burbank, California; S50 office building and facilities of Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, California; full floor tenant improvement project for the law firm Jackson, Lewis, Schnizler & Krupman in downtown Los Angeles.
Mr. Nam has a thorough understanding of the design process and all aspects of building construction. He enjoys building to meet the needs of clients and the challenge of staying within budget. He is well versed in building codes and graphic softwares and has worked with many officials to ensure timely project completion.
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