WATG Hires Mallows as CEO

Veteran architect/city planner to helm high-profile firm

Boutique Design
Anthony Mallows | WATG

Anthony Mallows | WATG. Photo: Courtesy of WATG

WATG has hired Anthony Mallows as its president and ceo. Mallows replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year to become president of BuroHappold Engineering’s U.S. Region in New York.

Mallows, an architect and city planner, comes to WATG with a career spanning property development, real estate, master planning, finance and design services. Most recently, Mallows led the development team for Masdar City, a 600-hectare mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi, owned by the Abu Dhabi Government’s Mubadala Investment Co. Prior to that, Mallows founded Rubin Mallows Worldwide (RMW), and his career also includes stints at Hart Howerton London and Sasaki Associates.

During his career, Mallows has been responsible for the planning, design and implementation of projects around the world, including the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States, along with Central Asia, Japan and Korea.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Anthony to WATG,” says Muriel Muirden, WATG’s board chairwoman. “His global expertise and work on complex urban and resort projects brings great wisdom, experience and powerful ambassadorial skills to the firm.”

Mallows added: “Throughout my 32-year career, I’ve always admired WATG and the firm’s ability to continually innovate and deliver award-winning design. I’m particularly inspired by the firm’s legacy and ability to maintain its core ethos of creativity and commercially successful projects. I’m honored to join the highly talented, passionate group of professionals at WATG.”

WATG was founded in Honolulu in 1945 and offers integrated design services comprising strategy, planning, architecture, landscape and interiors for urban, tourism and resort destinations. Over its 72-year history, WATG and its interior design unit, Wimberly Interiors, have designed projects in more than 160 countries and territories around the world.

WATG hired AETHOS Consulting Group, a global hospitality advisory and executive search firm, to find Seyle’s successor.