Partnerships and Memberships

Archetype Group has partnered with several firms in order to complement or expand our existing range of services. Currently, our partnerships extend into environmental consulting, specialist healthcare services, an architecture network throughout Europe and a property development/hospitality company in South East Asia.

With a greater emphasis increasingly being placed on sustainability throughout Asia, Archetype Group has signed an agreement to partner with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on EDGE, a software standard and certification system for emerging markets. This partnership with IFC, which is a member of the World Bank Group, aims to encourage clients in the Asia Pacific region to assess their projects with the free EDGE software. This software, which is the first of its kind in the world, is an innovative tool that can be used to determine the financial viability of a green building project at the early design stage.

The IDEC Group was formed in 2000 in Blois by a team of enthusiasts – architects, designers, builders, and engineers. Initially specializing in the construction of industrial and logistics buildings, the company rapidly diversified to become of the few global property firms in the French market, working in every business sector and with all sorts of jobs. Today, it is present in several countries supporting its customers in the planning, development, design-construction, investment and creation of energy-related solutions.
In 2020, IDEC Asia was born from the association of two real estate experts with complementary skills: Archetype Group and IDEC Group, to propose turnkey (EPC) solutions with (or without) financing to selected industrial clients. This approach is quite a unique proposal to support the development of our Clients abroad, with an exceptional international footprint. IDEC Asia relies on the combination of IDEC expertise and Archetype local-based engineering knowledge to provide the best-suited solutions for land-use planning, investing, developing, designing, and constructing buildings for our client in Asia in the sectors of logistics, food, and pharma among others.

Archetype Group has joined in partnership with Altereo and Berim combining the significant resources and skills of three distinct and leading firms to form Archetype Environment.

Archetype Environment brings together expertise in water and environmental solutions for local conditions -within Vietnam and South East Asia- in the following areas:

  • Water Treatment
  • Water Management
  • Solid Waste Treatment
  • Geographical Information Systems

VK Architects & Engineers is a design and engineering firm with more than 65 years of experience and expertise of Healthcare facilities (hospitals, mental healthcare, senior living). VK is acknowledged as a leading agency on the Belgian Healthcare market and is active internationally across Europe and Asia.

In 2018 Archetype Group formed a joint-venture with VK Architects & Engineers, named VKA Healthcare, in order to deliver international expertise for healthcare projects in emerging markets.

To our clients, Archetype Group and VK Architects & Engineers alliance offer a wide range of services from infrastructure, master planning and programming, architecture and interior design, structural engineering and MEP engineering, to project and cost management. Through this exclusive collaboration, VKA Healthcare aims for an integrated approach in all its projects to readily address complex situations and realize innovative and challenging hospitals across the Asia Pacific healthcare landscape, with a constant and enduring commitment to environmental issues and social responsibilities.

Archetype Group is regulated by RICS, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.  RICS is the is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

RICS regulates and promotes the profession; maintains the highest educational and professional standards; protects clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provides impartial advice and guidance.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.  focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. A not-for-profit organization, founded in 1969 and based at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, the group facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings around the world through events, publications, research, working groups, web resources, and its extensive network of international representatives. Archetype Group is the country representative for CTBUH in Mongolia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In January 2006 Archetype Group formed a strategic alliance with Equator European Network, through which a broader range of services can be provided over an increasing geographical footprint.

To our clients, the Archetype and Equator alliance offers opportunities to gain competitive advantages in cost efficiency as well as the capacity to work in other locations around the world (particularly Asia and Europe), providing the best local expertise with the synergy of international resources.

Equator is a network of architectural practices with more than 250 staff members in 9 offices throughout Europe. Through members like Archetype Group, Equator is able to provide combined value services to a wider range of customers combining resources and knowledge across a multitude of countries.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.

LEED works for all buildings—from homes to corporate headquarters—at all phases of development. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) is the certifying body for sustainable design and building in Vietnam through its LOTUS certification systems.  LOTUS is a set of voluntary market-based green building rating systems developed by the VGBC specifically for the Vietnamese built environment.

LOTUS rating systems are based on various international green building rating systems (LEEDGreen StarBREEAMGBI,  Green Mark, etc.) and have the following goals to:

  • Establish standards and benchmarks specific to Vietnam
  • Guide the local construction industry towards efficient use of natural resources
  • Introduce and promote environmentally friendly practices

Founded in 1958, +Cassia is a bespoke branded design consultancy offering services in architecture, interior designs, branding and marketing. With over 360 projects in 80 countries, +Cassia has since 2009 assembled leading designers, artists and brands including Manfred Thierry Mugler, Olivier Lapidus from Lanvin, Nino Cerruti and Cerruti 1881, Alber Elbaz, Isabelle Adjani, as well as Phillippe Starck, Jade Jagger, Marcel Wanders, Kate Moss and many others. Cassia’s brand engagement efforts are far reaching, including jewellery, automotive, celebrity musicians, Hollywood actors etc and they look for brands that have narratives that translate perfectly into real estate. +Cassia blend an exciting breadth of content-driven design, editorial leverage, as well as consulting expertise that combine to create truly unique projects.

Apple Tree is a diversified group operating in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and India. With a resolute entrepreneurial spirit, Apple Tree develops in the fast growing South-East Asian region with a focus on three main industries:

  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Import and Distribution

Archetype Group and Apple Tree are partners through the Real Estate and Construction branch of the company. The various partners involved with Apple Tree provide an excellent opportunity for Archetype Group to work in collaboration with diversified sectors and to gather the combined benefits of these services to ultimately deliver a holistic service to our clients.

Founded in 1892, Rieckermann has provided expertise in 9 specific industries: Pharma, Food Processing, Packaging Material Solutions, Metal Processing, Oil & Gas, Building Technologies, Environmental Technologies, Cable & Wire, and Special Technology.

In 2019, Archetype Group joined forces with the Rieckermann Engineering team, to provide pharmaceutical engineering worldwide, combining Building Design, Process Engineering, and GMP Validation with a unique network of offices across the globe.