Introduction

The VERITAS Design Group was founded in 1987 upon the principles of constant innovation and a commitment to quality.

Today the VERITAS Design Group is led by its Group President David Mizan Hashim and Principals Lillian Tay, Azif Nasaruddin, Ng Yiek Seng, Azril Amir Jaafar, Zainal F. Abdul Aziz, Shamsuddin Wahap, Eric Tham, Shah Jaffar and Richard Raymond and is backed by a team of over 330 qualified professionals and professional support staff. Although VERITAS began as an architectural practice, it now offers a full range of supporting design services through subsidiary and associates companies. Interior design services are provided by VERITAS Interiors Sdn Bhd, landscape design services are provided by VERITAS Landscape Sdn Bhd and planning services are provided by VERITAS Planning Sdn. Bhd. The firm's head office is located in Kuala Lumpur, with a branch office in Georgetown, Pulau Pinang to handle work in the Northern region and in Johor Bahru to handle work in the Southern region. Although much of its work has been in Malaysia, VERITAS is undertaking an increasing amount of work overseas. VERITAS established its first international office in Dubai in 2005, followed by another in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007, Melbourne in 2010, Mumbai and Portland in 2012 and recently Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia in 2013. In mid-2008, VERITAS Contracts Sdn. Bhd. was established with the intention of rendering professional quantity surveying services. In 2010, VERITAS Environment Sdn Bhd (VESB) was established to provide sustainable design consultancy services with our team of GBI enginners led by CK Tang.

The success of VERITAS can be attributed to the Principals' involvement at every stage of each project and the dedication of the VERITAS support team. Furthermore, the computerization of all design and drafting work and continuous investment and training in the latest CAD technology has ensured a greater level of coordination and attention to detail. In 2003, it received the MS ISO 9001:2000 certification (and MS ISO 9001:2000 since 2010) for “the provision of architectural design, consulting and contract administration/management services for all types of building projects”. Our ISO certified work procedures and design processes combined with a corporate culture that emphasizes teamwork and efficiency results in innovative and award-winning designs, which meet the global demands of the future.

As a result of these capabilities, VERITAS has been honored over the years to serve a distinguished number of local and international Clients. Completed works and award winning projects of the firm have been published widely in the local and international media and the Principals have presented their works and ideas at numerous academic and professional forums.

VERITAS has adopted a flexible and adaptable approach to handling projects, tailored to respond to the specific needs of each particular project and Client. The firm's work is marked not by a fixed stylistic signature, but rather by a consistent approach inspired by the principles of good design and a sensitive response to site and context.