Meinhardt subsidiary International Design Studio (IDS) is an architectural firm which delivers award-winning architectural solutions for projects around the world including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, Philippines and Singapore.

IDS started out as a boutique studio dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable and iconic developments. The firm has undertaken prestigious projects for residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional buildings in Asia and the Middle East region.

IDS believes that the first step to achieving architectural excellence is by understanding the clients’ needs; nothing happens from a design perspective until there’s a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and business goals.

With an impressive track record and outstanding design solutions, Dr Timothy Seow and his team at IDS bring more than 40 years of experience into every project. Dr Seow’s approach to architecture is a complex but effective combination of work ethics, programmatic analysis, strong contextual response and a sense of what makes life good. Armed with this philosophy, IDS continues to strengthen their relationship with their clients whilst striving to deliver high-level creative services.

  • Conceptual Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documentation

Providing Creative and Sustainable Solutions

In a world of constant global change and technological advances that affect all aspects of people’s lives, IDS showcases how they can deliver architectural excellence by adapting to these changes. Teamwork is the driving force behind IDS, where the creative flair and hard work of every team member have spurred the firm to achieve prominence and distinction in the building industry. The architects not only work closely with one another but also ensure clients understand and can participate effectively in the design visualization tools, which assist in studying and communicating the various design aspects of a scheme to the clients. On top of that, IDS offers clients a pragmatic approach to integrating sustainability with the natural environment into the design.

With a growing clientele around the world, IDS has plans to expand further to cater to the needs of international clients and projects. Currently, there are more than 30 professional staff across all offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Middle East.