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01 Feb


Nakano Associates Merges with Seattle Planning/Design Firm MIG

February 1, 2024 | By |

Nakano Associates has exciting news to share: we have now joined MIG, a multi-disciplinary firm with services including landscape architecture, urban planning and design, and community engagement. Our Nakano Associates team is already integrating with the MIG Seattle office and we are excited to be able to offer our clients increased capacity and a wider range of services.

“We are pleased that the 30-year legacy of Nakano Associates can live on with MIG,” says Nakano Principal Ida Ottesen, now a Principal at MIG. “Our two firms currently work on projects together and we share the same values. MIG is known for inclusive and participatory planning and design that brings diverse communities and perspectives together. We look forward to carrying on our mission of ‘Design for Healthy Communities’ as part of MIG.”

“MIG has worked with Nakano for many years,” says Daniel Iacofano, MIG’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Their focus is a perfect match for MIG’s range of disciplines and services in support of human development. Our values, approach and attention to detail all align perfectly with how we connect with clients and communities.”

This merger has been in the works for a few months and will now allow Jim Yamaguchi, Senior Principal, to fully retire, while remaining staff continue careers with MIG. “Only our address and name will change; with MIG, we will be able to offer our clients increased capacity and a wider range of services,” Ottesen says. “It’s a win-win for both our companies and, even more so, for our clients.”

In addition to Seattle, MIG has offices in Portland, Denver, San Antonio and Brooklyn, as well as throughout California. For more information about MIG’s services, please check out their website at: