Will Alsop’s New Firm Goes International, Opens Offices in Canada and China

It took just two months for the completely unfounded rumors that starchitect Will Alsop was leaving mega-firm RMJM to turn out to be absolutely true. From there, only around ten days before the news had come out that Alsop had founded a new, South London-based firm named All Design with his longtime business partner Scott Lawrie. And now, still just a couple of months out past that, the company has already gone international. Keen Alsop-watchers, Building Design, reports that All Design has just opened two new offices, one in Toronto and another in Chongqing in China, “the country’s fastest growing city.” The site makes note of how much sense this move makes, considering that Alsop himself has estimated that roughly three-quarters of the firm’s work won’t by in the UK, and that the architect has lots of experience in both locales, having designed a major transit station in Toronto and the World Twin Towers Complex in Chongqing.