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HBO+EMTB is an established, regional design practice. We design responsive environments, delivering sustainable, humanistic solutions that integrate commercial imperatives and social objectives.



The HBO+EMTB group offers multi-disciplinary expertise in architecture, interior design, workplace solutions, urban design, landscape design, heritage and planning. These complementary ervices achieve quality, cost and time efficiencies for clients – from project inception to occupation.

Representing a century of design excellence, HBO+EMTB’s history is complemented by a fresh perspective. We introduce clients to contemporary approaches and progressive design. Our work has been acknowledged with design awards across the full breadth of building typologies. The practice continues to strengthen this reputation, contributing to the built environment of the world’s most dynamic cities.

HBO+EMTB provide the highest level of professional service. Our diverse group of 450 professional staff assists clients in every major centre across Asia-Pacific. This network is supported by effective corporate and IT infrastructure, leaving our designers free to focus on what they do best: design.


Detailed planning, technical excellence and of course, completion to program and budget all form part of our proven methodology. The Group’s ISO 9001 compliant quality assurance system employs standard procedures to achieve a commensurate response to requirements wherever and whenever they arise.

HBO+EMTB believe good design is good business. Our design studios specialise in translating stakeholder input into the built form, acknowledging that clients know their business better than we do. A collaborative approach and comprehensive consultation process allows us to respond to requirements, commercial environments, technical processes and practices, resulting in the optimum design solution.