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Island architecture firm moves to Seattle

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:04pm
  • Business

Island architecture firm moves to Seattle

Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, an international architecture firm with an office on Mercer Island, is planning to grow in size and has already moved to a downtown Seattle office. It’s phone number, 206-275-2822, will remain the same.

The firm’s local office was founded by Mercer Island resident Ron Mitchell in 2001. After four years, the firm relocated to a 9,500 square-foot space at 350 1201 Western Ave. in Seattle.

The company employs 17 people at its Seattle office and has added six more positions. With those six new positions yet unfilled, WATG is hoping the move to Seattle will make it easier to attract new employees, according to a press release.

“I loved being on the Island, but Seattle is more effective to attract the young architects we are looking for to facilitate our aggressive growth plans,” said Mitchell.

WATG is an international architectural firm founded in 1945 and has worked in more than 130 countries. It is a leading design consultant for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries with offices in Seattle, Newport Beach, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and London.

WATG’s Seattle office recently designed PeaceHealth Hospital, a 1 million square-foot hospital spanning 185 acres in Springfield, Ore. The firm is also designing the 51-story, 650-room Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur in Bali, Malaysia.

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