Who are we?

Welcome to

The Room

Architecture & Design

The Room Architecture and Design creates spaces that are daring, persuasive, and resilient. Since 2008 we have witnessed Cambodia’s cities being reshaped through architecture, taking inspiration from the drive for modernisation that continues to push the country to unfamiliar heights of innovation. Now, more than a decade later, our vision is for cleaner, smarter, stronger communities for both Cambodia and the wider region.

We believe that the built environment can reimagine human behaviour, forming new ways of living, new kinds of interactions and new memories. Fusing international architects and designers with fresh local talent creates a special combination of perspectives, standards and experience, and we use our intimate understanding and respect for culture and context to ensure our designs are always relevant and relatable.

One project can be the catalyst to propel change across architectural landscapes and the lives they build from the ground up – whether it’s the humble home, a bold commercial space or the grandest design vision that redefines what it means to be a community.

Modern and memorable human spaces

The Room works in close collaboration with local and international clients to provide bespoke architectural, interior design and project management services. Our ambition is to question, reimagine and improve time-honoured conventions to create cleaner, better functioning and more compelling human spaces that serve both our clients and the people that occupy them.

A city for the future, conceived today

As a voice for change in urban planning, we want to upend and reassemble the way we work, the way we learn, the way we live. Since 2008 our team of architects and designers have carried outspoken visions from conception to completion to eventually decorate the urban landscape in Phnom Penh and beyond, from commercial projects to much-needed community spaces. In 2018 our City for Women was a runner up in Building Trust International’s global Affordable Housing Design Challenge.

Shaping standards for Cambodian design

One of the first practices established in Cambodia, The Room stands out in its dedication to setting new benchmarks in the country for quality design and technical expertise. Working with important international clients such as the United Nations has required us to adapt strict international regulations for a Cambodian context to meet key environmental, safety and structural standards.

Outspoken creations from local and international experts

Our constantly expanding international team makes for a vibrant and creative workplace in the heart of Phnom Penh. In the office we use seven languages, with members of our team coming from Cambodia, Sweden, Poland, France, the Philippines, Japan and China.


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Tel.: +855 (0) 85 847 048

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