“VERITAS is a creative, visionary organization that offers surprisingly bold ideas and cost-effective design solutions to entrepreneurial leaders in the real estate and development industry.”
The VERITAS Design Group was founded in 1987 on the principles of constant innovation and a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism.
Today, VERITAS is led by its Founder and Group President David Mizan Hashim and Vice President Lillian Tay, supported by a team of 18 Principals in Malaysia and across the world. These leaders are backed by a team of almost 350 qualified professionals and support staff establishing VERITAS as one of the top 100 multi-disciplinary design practices on earth.
VERITAS, began as an architectural practice, but now offers a full range of supporting design services for the built environment through subsidiary companies. These include Interior Design, Landscape Design, Planning, Environmental Consulting, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Claim Consulting. VERITAS services also include the niche disciplines of traffic, social, and environmental impact assessments.
The VERITAS head office is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while branch offices in Georgetown, Penang and Johor Bahru provide effective service delivery across the peninsular. Proposed offices in Sabah and Sarawak will extend the presence of VERITAS to east Malaysia.
VERITAS established its first international office in Dubai in 2005, followed by Ho Chi Minh City in 2007, Melbourne in 2010, Mumbai in 2011, Portland (USA) in 2012, London in 2014 and most recently Singapore in 2019. The 7 international offices of VERITAS work closely and collaboratively to deliver integrated design services to its network of Clients on projects across the planet.
The success of VERITAS can be attributed to many factors which set the practice apart from its peers. Firstly, its total and unwavering commitment to the highest ideals and standards of design has won the group and its Clients countless awards, accolades and forms of recognition over the past 34 years.
VERITAS’ customized multi-disciplinary service structure, which is called VERITAS Integrated Professional Services or VIPs, provides its Clients with the option of a streamlined, trouble-free, efficient and cost-competitive “one-stop-shop” for engagement of consultants. As a result, for many projects VERITAS provides multiple, if not totally integrated, professional services.
Technologically, the complete digitization of all design, drafting and documentation processes at VERITAS and the continuous investment and training in the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Industrialized Building Systems (IBS) technology has ensured a greater level of coordination and attention to detail. Its investment in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) mediums has advanced the Group’s creative presentation capabilities. This technical edge serves to provide VERITAS’ Clients with a strategic advantage in a competitive market.
Quality Assurance is a key part of VERITAS’ corporate culture. ISO certifications; 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS18001:2007 ensure that its work procedures and systems meet the rigorous international standards of quality demanded by the building and construction industry today. VERITAS’ commitment to high construction quality standards is manifest in the creation of its own customized quality control certification program named VERITAS QCheck.
VERITAS’ commitment to the principles of sustainability and resilience are evinced by the high number of its certified facilitators for various international green-building accreditations including GBI, GreenRe, LEED etc. VERITAS has also created a customized sustainability certification system called GreenCheck and an in-house carbon-tracking/reduction program called the CARE Scheme. The Group’s subsidiary VERITAS Environment Sdn. Bhd. which specializes in the technical field of energy cost reduction and waste management, reaffirms the Group’s leadership in this increasingly important aspect of design professions.
Lastly, VERITAS is a corporate member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which is dedicated to the UN’s 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). VERITAS is also a member of Transparency International (TI), a global organization dedicated to ending corruption and graft. The Group’s corporate social responsibility program, called the VERITAS Fund for Excellence (VFE), is an active contributor to worthy causes in the fields of education, environment and design. In this respect, VERITAS is proud to represent a benchmark to its Clients on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspirations.
As a result of the above 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 Group 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 won innumerable design awards on behalf of its Clients, and recognition from a wide range of international bodies in Malaysia and elsewhere.
VERITAS has also consistently appeared in BCI Asia’s Top 10 listing since its inception in 2008, and has also been featured as a successful business by Forbes, Ernst & Young, Accenture, the STAR business awards, the Edge, McKinsey, Bloomberg, Brand Asia and other global publishers and management organizations.
VERITAS corporate culture emphasizes teamwork and efficiency. This results in innovative and award-winning designs, which meet the global demands of the future.
VERITAS Principals’ involvement at every stage of each project and their personal relationship with every Client combined with the dedication of the VERITAS support team ensure that budgets, deadlines and quality standards are always met.
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 Group’s work is marked not by a fixed theoretical position or stylistic signature, but rather by a consistent and practical approach inspired by the principles of good design, a sensitive response to site and context and a deep understanding of Client’s requirements.
|Integrity||Being honest and forthright at all times|
|Design||Thinking creatively and intuitively|
|Environment||Demonstrating commitment to a sustainable world|
|Audacity||Challenging preconceptions and standard norms|
|Service||Fulfilling the needs of others to the best of your ability|
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