Visionary Architecture. is leading international architects, master-planners, and lead consultants founded in 2007 by multi-awarded Architect and Engineer Dr.Shahram Seificar who already gathered extensive experiences in architectural practice, engineering, built environment innovations, and project management solutions. Dr.Seificar is a post-graduate in the Ph.D. degrees of Architecture and Built Environment for Sustainable Urban Design and Shaping the Future Cities. He has joined Harvard GSD University for his post-doctorate program in advanced design and management in real estate. Since 2019, he has also begun collaborating with several educational centers and technology design labs incorporated with advanced architecture and the built environment.
Visionary Architecture. first project was lead engineering an advanced technology tower "The Pad" and regeneration master-planning of the world's first sustainable and intelligent city "Masdar City" in UAE. Since 2007, We designed and manages notable projects that include urban regeneration, mixed-uses, iconic hotels, and transpiration hubs in over seven countries, three continents, and fifteen locations.
The Pad is a 26 stories tall residential building located in Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Pad’s architecture is inspired by the Apple iPod and scales up an iPod's form to a building scale. The architecture is designed by James Law from Hong Kong winning out from competition against Foster & Partners, and Zaha Hadid Architects.
The building has been designed to be a new type of architecture that takes on board the technological advances available currently to allow inhabitants to programs their own software for their building.
Masdar City is one of the world’s most sustainable urban communities, a low-carbon development made up of a rapidly growing clean-tech cluster, business-free zone, and residential neighborhood with restaurants, shops, and public green spaces. Masdar City's first masterplan was designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, and the city relies on solar energy and other renewable energy sources. Masdar City is being constructed 17 kilometers east-south-east of Abu Dhabi.
Masdar’s urban development philosophy is based on the three pillars of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Masdar City is a ‘greenprint’ for the sustainable development of cities by applying real-world solutions in energy and water efficiency, mobility, and the reduction of waste. Masdar City is open to the public and welcomes tourists, residents, students, academics, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors to its collaborative environment, encouraging people to live, work and play sustainably.
Combining a vital characteristic for a high-quality design with an understanding of commercial development requirements enables Visionary Architecture, delivers schemes that exceed our expectations and provide sustainable environments that bring satisfaction to clients. We create, deliver, and implement bespoke solutions which offer a distinctive, competitive advantage.
We measure success by the value that we add to the environment, individual and corporate performance. Visionary Architecture, was established as a cutting-edge design solution network with architects and engineers who collected comprehensive technologies and urban innovations to create sustainable places. We operate as a unique network with branches located strategically in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and since 2016 in Washington D.C. Visionary.Architecture is 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 awards from the Middle East and South-Asia Centre for architecture and future urban design. We work as a team-leading, selecting talents and resources to produce an inspirational and commercially useful design and development solutions.
Visionary Architecture Pte Ltd announces its business acquisition by Surbana Jurong Group and SAA based in 2020. Surbana Jurong International Consultants Group Pte. Ltd. provides consulting services. The Group Company offers to consult in the whole real estate value chain, encompassing architecture, engineering, project and construction management, urban planning, coastal engineering, infrastructure, sustainable design technologies, and city management.
Surbana Jurong Group is a global urban, infrastructure, and managed services consulting firm with over 70 years of track record in successful project delivery. Headquartered in Singapore, the group has a global talent pool of 16,500 across Surbana Jurong and our member companies AETOS, Atelier Ten, B+H, KTP, Prostruct, RBG, SAA, Sino-Sun, and SMEC, based in more than 120 offices in over 40 countries. They include architects, designers, planners, engineers, and other specialists driven by progressive thinking and creative ideas to help shape a better future. Surbana Jurong has built more than a million homes in Singapore, created master plans in more than 30 countries, and developed over 100 industrial parks globally. By designing and delivering quality housing, workspaces, roads, rail, hydropower, dams, underground and coastal protections, and other critical infrastructure needed by our clients, we are redefining cities and transforming them into sustainable and liveable spaces where communities and businesses, present and future, can thrive.