EwingCole is an American integrated architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm founded in 1961 as Alexander Ewing & Associates. Headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in Irvine, California, and New York City, New York the firm provides services for project types including academic, corporate, cultural, government, healthcare, science + technology and sports & entertainment. They have worked on projects across the United States and internationally in countries such as Afghanistan, Germany and Japan. In 1958, the George M. Ewing Co. was retained by Rohm and Haas (since 2009 a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company) to design the expansion and renovation of their corporate headquarters in Philadelphia. George Ewing’s son, Alexander, a partner in his father’s firm, was assigned to the project; Rohm and Haas designated their in-house architect, Stanley Cole, to serve as professional aide to the management committee overseeing the project. During the early stages of design, however, it became clear that the existing site near Washington Square would not satisfy the company’s needs. Rohm and Haas worked with the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to exchange their existing property for a key site on Independence Mall just across 6th Street from the Liberty Bell. The exchange was beneficial to the city as well as to Rohm and Haas because the project ignited the subsequent further development of the Mall.