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Ankrom Moisan Architects Launches Independent Hospitality Design Collective

SEATTLE—Ankrom Moisan Architects (AMA) is launching The Society, an independent hospitality design collective committed to creating bold experiences for developers and guests. Its team of interior designers, brand strategists, and architects are based in Seattle and Portland, OR, and will work with clients across the United States.

“We designed The Society to be daring, obsessive, experimental, and boundless. The clients we’ll work with are bold enough to push the edge of design, and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Karen Bowery, the Ankrom Moisan EVP who will lead the group. “We’ve worked with hospitality clients for years and knew when it was time to launch a specialty practice, we were going to do it right.”

The name The Society was inspired by the idea that great societies start with a simple idea and are destined to attract new followers. Along with the name, The Society itself is designed to be different, according to the company. It will operate as a stand-alone business with a dedicated team of professionals who bring with them a diverse portfolio of hospitality expertise. 

“Launching The Society is a bold move,” said Dave Heater, president of Ankrom Moisan. “The Society will expand our creative boundaries at the same time our firm is expanding its physical boundaries with offices in Seattle, Portland and now San Francisco. Hospitality design influences everything we do, and as our firm continues to elevate design, The Society will add to the creative services we offer our clients.”

“The Society is the start of something big,” continued Bowery. “We put together a team that passionately lives, breathes, and inspires great hospitality. The work we’ve already done to fashion this brand, make strategic hires, and start creating experiences with a select set of ambitious and like-minded clients is a testament to the strength of the group and truly a sign of a great society ahead.”