Hospitality Design magazine, evaluating the way architectural and interior design firms do business worldwide, invited readers online to rate the companies they know, and WATG ranked among the top three firms in the world for its corporate culture.
The survey's 573 respondents ranked companies by character traits that were deemed most praiseworthy and placed WATG in the top three in each of these categories:
Most innovative / Best clients / Best projects / Best career advancement opportunities / Best firm philosophy.
"WATG has been recognized frequently for the quality of our work," said CEO Ron Holecek, "but it is especially gratifying to be recognized by colleagues and competitors for the quality of our work environment."
"When I mention the projects we've done, eyes pop and jaws drop."
"I have never done the same thing twice in the last 2 years..."
"The talent here is what inspires me the most - it's unbelievable how much talent is just seeping through the walls."
"I have been with WATG for over two months now and I'm learning something new every day."
"I never felt the excitement about the use of technology, and the willingness to listen and test while working at other firms. And I've been out in the industry for 15 years now."
"I have really enjoyed my time here. The company culture makes it a wonderful place at which to work."
"Open. Friendly. Cool. Everyone just pulling together to get the project out."
"I'm part of a team that makes such beautiful and amazing work all over the world."