A step towards Sustainability – L&O as a Corporate Member of USGBC

23 March, Hong Kong – Leigh & Orange is pleased to announce that they have become a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Fully committed to sustainable design, the majority of L&O’s current projects in Mainland China and the Middle East are targeted to achieve LEED Standards in their mission towards global sustainability development. L&O is now a corporate member of both USGBC and the HK-BEAM Society.

USGBC is a non-profit membership organization with a vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation. The organization is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education, and its LEED Green Building Rating System.

“L&O is fully conversant with the requirements of achieving high levels of sustainability in master planning, architecture and interior design”, advised Mr. David Stanford, Principal Director of Leigh & Orange Ltd.

L&O is placed as a leader in large scale sustainable projects such as the innovatively designed, award winning Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building of the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Science Park Phase 2 development, the City University Multi-media Building and the new HSBC Data Centre. The City University Multi-media Building that has been carried out in collaboration with Studio Daniel Libeskind LLC has been designed to achieve HK-BEAM Platinum status, whilst L&O’s recently completed HSBC Data Centre has received the HK-BEAM Gold Rating.

Partial of our sustainable projects include:
1) Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building of the University of Hong Kong

2) Hong Kong Science Park Phase 2

3) City University Multi-media in collaboration with Studio Daniel Libeskind LLC

4) HSBC Data Centre

About Leigh & Orange

Leigh & Orange Ltd connects people and projects across the architectural and interior design industry. For over a century, the Company has remained a leading international architectural and interior design practice that has won numerous awards in the industry. The Company’s headquarters are in Hong Kong, with offices throughout Mainland China, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Founded in 1874, Leigh & Orange has evolved from a Hong Kong local company to a global architectural practice. The Company has been designing remarkable buildings – from Hong Kong University Lok Yew Hall to the Hong Kong Science Park Phase II – from the French Mission (now the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong) to UHN International Village in Beijing – from Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong to Dream Island in Bahrain.

The iconic buildings in Asia and the Middle East have provided pleasure to their users, enriched the public realm and won Leigh & Orange numerous awards over a span of 135 years. Further project information can be found at http://www.leighorange.com.

The success of Leigh & Orange has developed from our core values of Integrity, Humanity, Creativity and Sustainability. The Company is driven by the pursuit of quality, by genuine belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives – and by concern for the physical context, the public realm and its cultural aspirations.

Leigh & Orange’s Group, with a total of 450 staff in Asia and the Middle East, attracts creative and innovative talent from around the world by offering an inspiring working environment and a rewarding career development path.