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Type Private
Founded 1975, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Headquarters U.S. Bank Centre
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people John Jastrem, CEO, Chairman
Services Architecture; Interior Design; Graphic Design; Strategic Consulting; Real Estate Strategies; Master Planning; Brand Experience
Employees 900 (2012)

Callison is an international architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. Callison was founded by Tony Callison in 1975 and now has 800 employees around the world. The firm plans and designs retail, hospitality, mixed-use, workplace, corporate and healthcare projects worldwide. It was also ranked in 2008 as the number one retail design firm in the world by Building Design magazine.[1]

Innovation and Sustainable Design[edit]

World Architecture has awarded Callison "#1 in Retail Design" consistently since 2003. ENR ranked Callison #12 in "The Top 100 Green Design Firms".[2] Callison was awarded "Design Firm of the Year" by DDI for 2008 [3]


The company has grown to over 900 employees worldwide, with offices across the globe: Seattle, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dallas, Scottsdale, New York, London, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

In August 2014, Callison announced it would be acquired by Arcadis NV, a global design, engineering and management consulting firm based in Amsterdam.[4]

Notable projects[edit]



  1. ^ World Architecture 100 (Building Design), 2008
  2. ^ "Top Green Design Firms 2008', "Engineering News-Record", June 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "Design Firm of the Year', "Display and Design Ideas", September 2, 2008.[dead link]
  4. ^ Gonzales, Angel (21 August 2014). "Seattle architecture firm Callison bought by Dutch giant". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "". Callison Website. Callison. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Binder, Georges (2006). 101 of the World's Tallest Buildings. Victoria, Australia: The Imaging Publishing Group. pp. 136–137. ISBN 1-86470-173-0. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°36′38″N 122°20′05″W / 47.610568°N 122.33475°W / 47.610568; -122.33475