WATG Honolulu Appoints Operations Director


Honolulu, March 2016

Global design firm WATG is pleased to announce the promotion of Tiffany Lee to senior associate and operations director for the Honolulu office.

“This promotion is a reflection of her ongoing dedication and leadership,” said Robert Payan, senior vice president. “She has been crucial to the success of each project in our office.”

Lee has worked on various master planning and architecture projects in the Hawaii/Pacific, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia, while working with multiple project teams, including the master planning groups in WATG’s London and Honolulu offices, and project teams in Irvine and Singapore.

In her role as operations director of the Honolulu office, Lee directs the day-to-day internal practices of the office, including resourcing, finances, training, and work quality. She also manages large project teams in the concept design through design development phases for hotels, resorts, commercial and residential projects.

Her recent projects include Eco Luxury Resort Palau, a 75-room boutique and sustainable resort in Koror, Palau, designed to enhance its incredible island site and to lightly touch the earth, allowing the natural site to flow beneath; and Paradise City, the highly anticipated Integrated Resort near Incheon International Airport. Currently under construction, Paradise City is the first integrated resort in South Korea and features a casino, hotel, luxury spa, theme park, shopping mall, convention and exhibition halls, and performance venue.

Lee was the seventh recipient of the George J. Wimberly Design Internship & Travel Scholarship. As part of her one-year travel scholarship, she focused on architecture in the United Kingdom. Lee received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and joined WATG in 2002.

About WATG

WATG is one of the world’s leading integrated design firms and ranked as 2nd in the world among hotel architectural firms. WATG’s interior design firm, Wimberly, was ranked 11th by Interior Design Magazine in their 2015 Hospitality Giants survey.

With over 70 years of design excellence, WATG and Wimberly, have become the world’s leading design consultants in the industry since starting in Hawaii in 1945. With offices in Irvine, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, New York, London, Miami, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai and Honolulu, the multi-disciplinary design firm is best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers integrated design solutions comprising strategy, planning, architecture, landscape, and interiors for urban, tourism and resort destinations. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success.

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