Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo

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Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
Employee owned
Industry Architecture
Founded 1945
Headquarters Irvine
Website www.watg.com

Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, also known as WATG, is an award-winning architectural firm with offices in London, Singapore, Istanbul, Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Chicago.[1][2] They have designed projects in 160 countries across six continents.[3][4]


George ‘Pete’ Wimberly and Howard L. Cook started renovations on The Royal Hawaiian in 1945, and formed Wimberly and Cook in Honolulu, Hawaii.[5] In 1971, George Whisenand, Jerry Allison, Greg Tong and Don Goo joined Pete Wimberly; in 1988 the firm became Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, also known as WATG.[6][7]

As of 2014, WATG is owned by an Employee Benefit Trust.


WATG was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for its Tanjong Jara Beach Hotel and Rantau Abang Visitor Center in Terengganu, Malaysia.[8]

Notable projects[edit]


  1. ^ Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), at Design Intelligence's Almanac of Architecture & Design 2014 Retrieved March 13, 2014
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Project: WATG - Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo at SwarmX; retrieved March 13, 2014
  4. ^ Construction Begins Feb 13 on the WATG-Designed Majestic Lisboa Palace in Macau, at Digital Journal, published February 17, 2014; retrieved March 13, 2014
  5. ^ Creating Hawai'i Tourism: A Memoir, by Robert C. Allen (p. 127-130); published 2004 by Bess Press (via Google Books
  6. ^ [http://archives.starbulletin.com/2007/02/17/news/story05.html Goo leaves architectural firm but keeps designing; by Kristen Consillio, at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin; published February 17, 2007; retrieved March 13, 2014
  7. ^ The Rebranding of Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo; by Amanda Hurley; at Architect; published March 14, 2008; retrieved March 13, 2014
  8. ^ Tanjong Jara Beach Hotel, at the Aga Khan Development Network
  9. ^ Bardessono Hotel Attains LEED Platinum Status, at Hospitality Design, published February 9, 2010; retrieved March 13, 2014
  10. ^ Royal Opera House Muscat puts Oman on the Cultural World Map", at The Middle East; retrieved March 13, 2014
  11. ^ Construction Began Feb. 13 on Lisboa Palace in Macau, at Buildings.com; published February 17, 2014; retrieved March 14, 2014

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