Douglas White, Principal, AO
Douglas White, AIA, NCARB, principal and chief of AO’s Science + Expertise Studio
ORANGE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a launch issued below the identical headline on Tuesday, August 11 by AO, please word that the phrases “merges” and “merger” needs to be “acquires” and “acquisition of” within the subheadline and within the first and third paragraphs. The corrected launch follows:
Architectural providers agency AO immediately publicizes the launch of a brand new design studio, AO Science + Technology, following its acquisition of WHL Architects, a Sunnyvale-based science and expertise design agency based in 1987 by Douglas White, AIA, NCARB. White joins AO as a principal and can spearhead the brand new science and expertise studio alongside AO Associate Rob Budetti.
With places of work in three of the nation’s main life science and tech hubs – Silicon Valley, San Diego and Orange County – the AO Science + Expertise design studio will present design providers for a variety of specialty buildings and areas, together with information facilities, customary and specialty analysis labs, course of growth and GMP manufacturing, and analysis and manufacturing assist areas. Using its experience spanning your entire spectrum of business actual property, AO will be capable of design tech and science services of their entirety.
“AO’s foray into science and expertise is a part of our diversification technique and was motivated by the power of the sector,” stated Budetti. “Our acquisition of WHL allows us to leverage Douglas White’s in depth experience and the legacy of his agency, which spans greater than three many years delivering state-of-the-art labs and R&D services to industry-leading corporations nationwide and internationally.”
White has greater than 40 years of expertise designing and managing groups on a variety of specialty buildings for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, microelectronics, photovoltaic and aerospace industries, in addition to social media corporations and better training establishments. His purchasers embrace Alphabet, Western Digital, Type Issue, Intarcia and Alta Units in addition to a number of the world’s largest electrical automobile and aerospace corporations.
“The merging of WHL’s capabilities with AO’s various and versatile design experience will enable us to broaden our Science + Expertise providers into key Southern California markets the place AO has maintained a robust fame for the previous 4 many years,” stated White. “Key to WHL and AO’s success has been a relationship-first method, with every mission led by a principal to make sure that purchasers obtain the perfect architectural service and experience. I sit up for persevering with to ship tasks for purchasers leveraging the identical profitable system.”
White will proceed to function from AO’s Sunnyvale workplace, which serves as the brand new base for AO’s 12 different design studios, enabling the agency to bolster its long-established presence in Northern California and higher assist its greater than 25 tasks at present within the works throughout the area.
AO (previously Architects Orange) is a relationship-focused, design-driven architectural providers agency serving to purchasers create locations the place folks and enterprise flourish. In its 45th yr, the agency has 13 distinct areas of experience together with multifamily, retail, hospitality, mixed-use, science and expertise, restaurant, workplace, industrial, parking, panorama, international design, modular, and transit-oriented growth. AO is thought for its ardent collaboration with builders and homeowners, and deep experience throughout varied constructing varieties. The AO crew of roughly 270 professionals operates from studios within the cities of Orange, San Diego and Sunnyvale, CA the place it serves purchasers throughout the Americas, Asia, and past. Go to aoarchitects.com to be taught extra.
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