The Team
for Metropolis


Greenland Holding Group

Having developed four of the world’s ten tallest buildings, the group is fueled by a mission to “create a better life” in the cities and communities in which they operate and invest. In 2012, they embarked on a comprehensive global expansion to create world–class developments. Greenland Group’s philosophy revolves around developing independently within each community they serve via immersion in local culture and collaboration with top local talent. To date, the group operates in 13 cities throughout nine countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Their development projects are distinguished by excellence in design and commitment to the highest quality of construction while maintaining the unique character and fabric of each city.

JG Neukomm

Jean-Gabriel Neukomm has designed successful and innovative projects for a range of luxury residential, institutional, hospitality, urban planning, and retail projects for nearly 20 years. Some of Neukomm’s early professional work began as executive partnerships with the London practice of John Pawson, including high-profile projects for clients such as Calvin Klein and hotelier Ian Schrager. Neukomm has been able to translate his keen eye for detail, cultivated in his work on luxury residential projects, to large-scale urban projects for major developers such as Greenland USA, the Gotham Organization, and Rockrose, and to an urban-scale shopping arcade on the Las Vegas strip. His rich and sensitive hospitality designs include New York’s exclusive CORE:club and the downtown neighborhood favorite restaurant Souen. Retailers such as Calvin Klein Collection, Tiffany, Pringle of Scotland, and Marian Goodman Gallery have commissioned cutting-edge designs in locations ranging from New York to Shanghai to Prague. His fashion-oriented work has also led him to several ventures with famed creative director Fabien Baron, for whom Neukomm designed a 12,000 square foot office as well as a spectacular West Village townhouse residence.


Established in 1965, Gensler is a global design firm that has partnered with Greenland USA to create the grand vision that is Metropolis. It all comes together to make life, work, and leisure in Downtown LA as engaging as it is inspiring. Powered by a network of 4,000 professionals and a philosophy that design can improve people’s lives, Gensler regards sustainable design as a guiding principle for all building and interior projects, putting it at the forefront of the movement for responsible design.

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Fueled by over 100 years of continuous practice and a philosophy of inspired collaboration, Harley Ellis Devereaux brings its vision of balanced form and function to the Metropolis team. Their rich and diverse history of delivering “superior quality, unequaled service, and constant innovation” has been built by a staff dedicated to expertise, inspiration, genius, and leadership.

James Burnett | OJB

OJB focuses on creating landscapes that transform perspectives and evoke emotional responses, creating unique and unforgettable sensory experiences. The firm’s work imaginatively unifies the relationship between landscape and architecture, ensuring unique compositions that satisfy the demands of both form and function. OJB’s design process conceives original and inventive landscapes within the framework of context and function, mitigating site challenges with creative and innovative solutions. The firm is committed to an inclusive, exploratory process that engages and inspires project stakeholders and collaborators; OJB’s multi-disciplinary approach has sustained the relevance of the firm over its 26-year history as it continues to challenge the conventional boundaries of landscape architecture.

Woods Bagot

As the world’s seventh largest architecture firm according to Building Design’s 2014 WA100 list, Woods Bagot is honored to join Greenland USA in bringing Metropolis to life. Working across architecture, consulting, interior design, master planning and urban design, they draw on research and experience to create meaningful solutions.

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