Australia's Thomson Adsett is the largest aged care specialist firm in the world, according to UK architectural news publication Building Design (BD).

The firm took out top spot in the global elderly living sector in BD’s renowned World Architecture 100 survey which ranks the world’s largest architectural practices by sector and industry based on the number of fee-earning architects they employ.

The survey was completed by 1,400 practices across the globe and while Thomson Adsett failed to place in the overall rankings, it proved yet again that it is a force to be reckoned with in the aged care sector.

Constantly innovating ways to tackle the challenges of an ageing population, Thomson Adsett has really invested in the Australian and Asian elderly living markets over the past 20 years, says Managing Director Chris Straw. The increasing need for seniors living and aged care is pushing the firm to continue learning and improving their approach to elderly living design.

Recently completed elderly care and living projects by Thomson Adsett include Streeton Park in Melbourne, Jeta Gardens and a number of large-scale projects in China and Malaysia. The firm also featured in World Architecture 100’s ‘Ones to Watch’ category, as one of 25 firms best placed to rank in the top 100 in 2018. 

Thomson Adsett’s Rob Puflett was a keynote speaker at Architecture & Design’s Care Connect roundtable event in 2016.