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The Future is NOW!

The Future is Now, a dynamic theme for a company that has recently celebrated being in Asia for 51 years. Steven Leach Group (SL+A) is an Interior Design and Architectural Consultancy Company. A value led business, with a focus on cutting edge design solutions, SL+A shows that heritage and innovation can co-exist. In 1972, American Architect Steven J. Leach established SL+A in Hong Kong and have since grown their portfolio to a total of 8 offices across Asia, with their Taipei office opening in 1992. Steven passed away in 1996 but his belief and passion for the business of design lives on in SL+A today.

Commitment to environmental design

In Taiwan, you may recognise buildings such as the inimitable Taipei 101, with elements designed by SL+A. Thanks to SL+A’s commitment to environmental issues within the design industry, in 2011, Taipei 101 achieved the status of the largest and tallest green building in the world by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. LEED is the world’s most widely used green building rating system and the certification provides a framework for healthy, efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. SL+A’s observatory design for Taipei 101 was awarded PLATINUM LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.

SUSTAINABLE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Implemented green building Exterior Management Plan, and Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, & Landscape Management Plan
  • Reduced water use by 39%
  • Reduced potable water use for landscape irrigation by 100%
  • Building automation & measurement system monitoring emissions reduction reporting 71% of on-going consumable waste stream diverted from incineration
  • Reduced particulates in indoor air distribution to improve indoor air quality
  • Outdoor views provided to more than 67% of occupants
  • Green Education Program & Tours

Crédit Agricole CIB office Taipei was awarded the 2023 MUSE Gold Award in the Office Interior category

Since then, SL+A have designed a number of successful LEED projects across Taiwan, winning a multitude of awards for their creativity, such as the 2023 Professional MUSE Gold Award in the Office Interior category for their design of the Crédit Agricole CIB office Taipei. The award praised SL+A for their design of a human-centric workplace that promotes mental health, wellness, and well-being. SL+A are not afraid to take an experimental approach to turn their client’s vision into a reality.

Focus on community

Central to the success of this approach is their focus on community.  SL+A believe in building partnerships with their clients, working towards a common goal with a common purpose. They seek to build a genuine connection with their clients to understand their day-to-day lives, resulting in liveable design solutions that work for all.

As Asia’s premier green building consultancy firm, clients can be confident that their projects will have sustainability at their core.

Beach cleaning at Wanli

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, their Taipei office organised a beach cleaning event at Wanli,

New Taipei City on Nov. 25, 2022. The Taipei office celebrated the occasion by giving back and showing appreciation for the people, environment, and community at large.

SL+A raised NT$407,000 for the Taipei Orphan Welfare Foundation 失親兒福利基金會 as part of the Taipei 2023 Annual Group Meeting

The SL+A Group Directors

This conscious value-led approach extends not only to their design principles, but also to their community work across Asia.

As part of their 51-year celebrations, SL+A raised a substantial NT$407,000 for the Taipei Orphan Welfare Foundation 失親兒福利基金會, the funds going directly towards improving the lives of orphaned children in Taiwan.

The celebrations were part of the Taipei 2023 Annual Group Meeting organised at Sea to Sky. It brought together SL+A’s regional offices from Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai, along with partners, vendors, and sponsors, where the event showcased collaboration, creativity, and compassion. The Taipei Orphan Welfare Foundation contribution reinforces SL+A’s dedication to give back to the communities in which they operate and showcases the inherent compassion of the company to serve the larger community of Taiwan.

SL+A’s Community-led Design for the Center

In August 2022, the Community Services Center moved to a new location that required a unique approach to the design of the new work areas. SL+A offered their expertise pro-bono, assisting in the development of the new space to meet the needs of The Center’s current and future projects. The Center can now cater to the needs of the Taipei community thanks to SL+A’s dedication to community-led design.

Featuring a classroom, teaching kitchen, event room and counselling rooms, the space is both modern and functional. If you’re planning an event or activity and looking for a venue or even a partner to collaborate with, then reach out. Contact The Center or give them a call at (02) 2836-8134. Their doors are open not only to individuals but also to volunteer groups and organisations seeking a regular and consistent space to thrive.

Similarly, if you have any questions or comments about Steven Leach Group (SL+A) or would like to request a project, you can contact the Taipei office at:

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