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Design Firm Only: does not have engineers on staff.


8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92618

T 1 949 574 8500
F 1 949 574 8550

Other Locations
New York


-Project Management
-Conceptual Design
-Architectural Design
-Production of Technical Drawings
-Coordination of Consultants
-Facilities Programming and Space Planning
-Budgeting and Value Engineering
-Interior Architecture
-Interior Design Documentation
-Furniture, Finishes, and Fixtures Selection
-Procurement Management
-Concept Landscape Design
-Design Development
-Construction Documentation
-On-Site Reviews
-Contract Administration
-Site Assessment
-Site Selection
-Highest and Best Use Analysis
-Master Planning
-Site Design
-Landscape Concept Design
-Architectural Concept Design


WATG began with one office in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1945. It has now expanded to six offices on three continents. Their main focus is the hospitality industry; they are currently the number one designer of hotels and resorts around the world.
Selected Projects

Atlantis, The Palm

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino

The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya

Convention Center

Palace of the Lost City


Written by Casey Farmer

January 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Posted in Architects


Design Firm Only: Does not have engineers on staff.


223 Yale Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

T 1 206 223 5555
F 1 206 621 2300

Other Locations:
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Columbus, OH
Boston, MA


Branding and Design
Landscape Design
Lighting Design
Planning and Urban Design
Research and Strategy


NBBJ was founded in Seattle in 1943 by Floyd Naramore, William Bain, Clifton Brady, and Perry Johanson. The firm’s initial market sectors included housing, health care, and education. Today, the firm is the fourth largest architecture firm in the United States (ENR), employing 700 people in 10 offices worldwide. Current market sectors include civic, corporate, commercial, health care, higher education, science, and sporting events.

Selected Projects

Shide Stadium

Staples Center

Olympic Sports Center

The Sail @ Marina Bay

UW/Cascadia Community College

Written by Casey Farmer

January 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Posted in Architects


Design Firm Only: Does not keep engineers on staff.


Global Headquarters
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400
Seattle, WA 98101-2343

T 1 206 623 4646
F 1 206 623 4625

Additional Offices:
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Scottsdale, AZ
Dallas, TX
Mexico City


Brand Experience
-Customer Research
-Brand Development and Customer Experience
-Naming and Brand Communication
Real Estate Strategies
Graphic Design
Architectural Design
Interior Design
Master Planning
Program Management
Sustainable Design


Founded in 1975, Callison is an architecture firm that combines business with design to achieve their clients’ business goals. It is the number one retail design firm in the world and a global leader in mixed-use development. Some notable clients include IKEA, AT&T, Apple, Starbucks and many other famous industry leaders.

Selected Projects

Microsoft World Headquarters
Services Provided: Master Planning, Architectural Design, Interior Design, LEED Certification, Programming, Space Planning

The Landmark
Services Provided: Architectural Design, Site Planning

The Pearl – Porto Arabia
Services Provided: Master Planning, Architectural Design, Graphic Design

(Note: What makes this project truly impressive was the fast-track schedule for completion. Callison completed all design phases for this $2.5 billion island community in only 18 months.)
Grand Gateway
Services Provided: Master Planning, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Retail Planning, Graphic Design

Bund 27
Services Provided: Interior Design, Historic Renovation

Written by Casey Farmer

January 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Posted in Architects

Sidell Gibson Architects

London Office:

Holford Mews,
Cruikshank Street,
London, WC1X 9HW, UK.

TEL +44 (0) 20 3179 9000
FAX +44 (0) 20 3179 9001

Blog http://sidellgibson.blogspot.com/

Sidell Gibson Careers:
EMAIL careers@sidellgibson.co.uk
WEBSITE http://www.sidellgibson.co.uk/contact-us/careers.php

Additional Offices:
Birmingham, UK

Full Architectural Service
Conservation and Restoration
Interior Design
Landscape Design
Sustainable Design
Urban Planning


Year Established: 1971

For 35 years, Sidell Gibson Architects has been providing architectural services to both the UK and countries abroad, including Germany, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, and Iran. The company is an architecture firm but has become known for its specialty work in sustainable design and historical conservation. In the former, the firm’s most notable achievement to date was the development of the Ashford ZED Homes – the first major commercial zero fossil fuel development in the UK that promises to be a model for the government’s intent in future development modeling. In the latter, the most visible project completed to date was the complete refurbishment of St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle after it was destroyed by fire in the early 1990s. Along with the careful design of some additional spaces, Sidell Gibson won multiple international awards for the work done on the space (shown below).

The firm recently welcomed John Miller + Partners and Crouch Butler into the practice.

Selected Works

Refurbishment of St. George’s Hall, Windsor Castle, UK

The Patent Office, London, UK

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Ashford ZED Homes, Kent, UK

Sir John Lyon House, London, UK

Written by Casey Farmer

September 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Architects