Integrated architectural design firm WATG has appointed Anthony Mallows as its new president and CEO earlier this week.
Mallows, a trained architect and city planner, has worked in 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 Company. Before that, Mallows founded development solutions company Rubin Mallows Worldwide.
During his career, Mallows has planned, designed and implemented projects around the world including the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Japan and Korea, Europe and the U.S.
WATG Board Chairwoman Muriel Muirden said in a statement that the company wanted Mallows for his “global expertise and work on complex urban and resort projects,” and that the board expected him to bring “experience and powerful ambassadorial skills” to the firm.
“Throughout my 32-year career, I’ve always admired WATG and the firm’s ability to continually innovate and deliver award-winning design,” Mallows said in a statement. “I’m particularly inspired by the firm’s legacy and ability to maintain its core ethos of creativity and commercially-successfully projects.”
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 firm, Wimberly Interiors, have designed projects in more than 160 countries and territories around the world.