our team

    OUR TEAM

    Syntegrate is full of smart, driven people who care a lot more about getting it done, and the relationships we build, than about proving how clever we are.  Our collaborative working style emphasizes teamwork, trust, and tolerance for diverging opinions. Clients tell us we are down-to-earth, approachable and fun.  We have a passion for our clients’ true results and a pragmatic drive for action that starts Monday morning 8am and doesn’t let up. We rally clients with our infectious energy, to make change stick.

    And we never go it alone. We support and are supported to develop our own personal results stories. We balance challenging and co-creating with our clients, building the internal capabilities required for them to create repeatable results.

    We work hard, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy what we do and we laugh a lot…most often at ourselves.  It feels different to work with us.”

    Lionel Lambourn

    DIRECTOR

    Lionel established Syntegrate at the beginning of 2014 in order to provide the next generation of Building Information Modelling

    Seonwoo Kim

    DIRECTOR

    Seonwoo is Syntegrate’s leading expert in building geometry. Through advanced 3D analyses

    Kenji Watanabe

    DIRECTOR

    Kenji is Syntegrate’s Director of Japan and brings with him his expertise in the area of architectural visualisation. Prior to joining Syntegrate, Kenji established VICC– one of the foremost architectural visualisation companies in Japan.

    Lionel Lambourn

    Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Date. 2009-2010
    Location. Paris, France
    Type. Museum
    Size. 69,965 sqm

    The Fondation Louis Vuitton opened its doors in 2014. Twelve large glass sails cover the body of the building, an assembly of white blocks referred to as the “iceberg”, give the building its volume.

    Yas Hotel

    Date. 2007-2009
    Location. Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Type. Hotel
    Size. 85,000 sqm

    This hotel is comprised of two 300m long elliptical blocks each ten storeys high. A large free-span, fuselage-like steel bridge spanning the F-1 racetrack below connects both hotel towers. The entire complex is covered in a steel and glass grid shell structure.

    Al Bahr Towers

    Date. 2010-2013
    Location. Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Type. Office towers
    Size. 75,000 sqm

    Two office towers accommodate 2,100 occupants. A key feature of the design is a shading screen which opens and closes in response to the sun’s path, significantly reducing solar heat gain and providing a more comfortable internal environment.

    Lionel Lambourn

    Lionel established Syntegrate at the beginning of 2014 in order to provide the next generation of Building Information Modelling services to the architecture community and the construction industry.
    Lionel gained his experience in BIM through his time with Gehry Technologies as the Managing Director for the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. In that time he lead the team on such projects as the Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi; the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; and the Al Bahr Towers, Abu Dhabi..

    Seonwoo Kim

    DDP

    Date. 2009-2013
    Location. Seoul, South Korea
    Type. Cultural Complex
    Size. 85,320 sqm

    DDP, the Dongdaemun Design Park, is undeniably Seoul’s most irregularly shaped building. It is covered with approximately 46,000 uniquely shaped panels. About 48% of the panels are double-curved.

    King Abdullah Sports City

    Date. 2011-2014
    Location. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Type. Multi-purpose Sports Hall & Stadium
    Size. 31,031 sqm (indoor space)

    The King Abdullah Sports City Multi-purpose Sports Hall and Athletics Stadium contains a 60,000 seat football stadium, a 10,000 seat multi-purpose sports hall, a 1000 seat athletics stadium, extensive outdoors training and playing facilities and a mosque. Advanced BIM tools were used to turn an unrealisable design intention into a feasible building within a fast-tracked construction programme.

    National Museum of Qatar

    Date. 2010-2014
    Location. Doha, Qatar
    Type. Museum
    Size. 43,000 sqm

    The National Museum of Qatar, designed by Jean Nouvel, is inspired by the shape of a desert rose crystal. Its exterior is created by a series of interlocking discs that create cavities to protect visitors from the desert heat.

    Seonwoo Kim

    Seonwoo is Syntegrate’s leading expert in building geometry. Through advanced 3D analyses, incorporation of fabrication constraints, optimization of a building’s form and a panel’s shape, Seonwoo tranforms the unbuildable and the unaffordable into a project that is both within budget and deliverable on time. Previously, Seonwoo utilised these skills, while at Gehry Technologies, on such iconic projects as the Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza in Seoul and the National Museum of Qatar in Doha.

    Kenji Watanabe

    Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre

    Date. 2014-2016
    Location. Shizuoka, Japan
    Type. Memorial & Exhibition hall
    Size. 4,300 sqm

    Designed by the Pritzker Prize winner, Shigeru Ban, this UNESCO world heritage project features an inverted, latticed cone. Kenji was the chief visualizer for the competition phase and leads the BIM for construction.

    London Olympic Stadium

    Date. 2008-2012
    Location. London, United Kingdom
    Type. Stadium
    Size. 80,000 seats

    Constructed to serve as the primary stadium for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. It hosted not only the track and field events but also the opening and closing ceremonies. After the Olympics, the stadium was refitted as a multi-purpose stadium, home to both the West Ham United Football Club and British Athletics.

    Omote-Sando Keyaki Building

    Date. 2013
    Location. Tokyo, Japan
    Type. Retail, Office
    Size. 957 sqm

    An 8 storey commercial building designed by Dan Norihiko located on Omotesando Ave. The building’s external structure is composed of leaf-shaped columns of reinforced concrete. The columns retain the wood-like texture of the timber formwork.

    Kenji Wantanabe

    Kenji is Syntegrate’s Director of Japan and brings with him his expertise in the area of architectural visualisation. Prior to joining Syntegrate, Kenji established VICC– one of the foremost architectural visualisation companies in Japan. His commitment to the art and discipline of visulisations is evident in numerous competition-winning images for some of the world’s most reknowned Pritzker Prize-winning architects. Kenji is the Chairman of the Japan Architectural Renderers Association.