Los Angeles, USA – WATG has announced the appointment of Sean Harry as Managing Principal, Design Technology. In this newly created leadership role, Sean Harry will lead the firm’s ongoing strategic investment and deployment within WATG’s technology ecosystem focusing on generative design, computational systems, visualization and software development.
Commenting on the appointment, Dave Moore, President + CEO of WATG said: “Throughout WATG’s 77-year history, we have pioneered design innovations in the hospitality sector. Appointing Sean to this new role will allow us to continue to leverage technology to innovate and deliver enduring success for our clients around the world.”
Sean Harry will work closely with the firm’s principals to elevate the craft of design through technology with a focus on sustainability, while remaining true to the firm’s hospitality design ethos.
Commenting on his new appointment, Sean Harry said: “Technology is rapidly transforming our AEC industry and it’s critical that we are thoughtful in our evaluations and applications of solutions both in the short and long term. The benefits of design technology for our clients are immeasurable but must always be balanced with a human-centric approach to our design. We design destinations, places and spaces for guests, visitors, and residents. The role of design technology is to support our design process and workflow efficiencies without compromising our craft.”
Sean Harry rejoined WATG in 2015 and currently serves on the firm’s Board of Directors, following his early tenure with the firm from 2006-2013. His project work spans the globe from Asia Pacific, Greater China, the Americas, and Middle East. Sean is also an accredited LEED professional with Building Design and Construction credentials.
He holds a Master of Architecture and a specialty in Architecture and Digital Design Technology from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Architecture and Environmental Design from Miami University.