COMPLETED ACQUISITIONS FACILITATED BY STROGOFF CONSULTING
BakerNowicki Design Studio joins DLR Group
BakerNowicki Design Studio, an award-winning San Diego based education design firm, was acquired by national firm DLR Group. The firm will operate as DLR Group|BakerNowicki. The merger enables BakerNowicki to provide their clients a depth of in-house design expertise including engineering, interiors, high performance design, landscape, science and technology, and a fully integrated array of specialized design services. [Read more...]
BSB Design acquires Withee Malcolm Architects
Withee Malcolm Architects, an award-winning planning, architecture and interiors firm headquartered in Torrance, CA, and in its 44th year of business, was acquired by Iowa-based BSB Design. Withee Malcolm will collaborate with ten other offices in major markets across the country and expands BSB Design’s reputation in the multifamily and affordable housing, commercial, industrial, interiors and sectors. [Read more...]
OJK Architecture+Planning Transitions
Jerry King, FAIA, founder of OJK Architecture + Planning, starts a long-planned firm transition as Sarah Vaccaro, a principal at the firm, and Leah Alissa Bayer and Kate Conley take the helm as new owners. Jerry will serve as an advisor in the coming year as OJK’s projects currently under construction come to a close. [Read more...}
WLC Architecture Joins PBK
WLC Architects, a leading K-12 California firm with 4 offices, joined national firm PBK. With a combined 85+ years of experience and a common culture, the merger expands the entity's California presence and expands professional opportunities for staff. [Read more...}
Schacht Aslani Architects joins Mithun
Mithun, an award-winning architecture firm with offices in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, expands its higher education and design-build expertise with the addition of Schacht Aslani Architects. Schacht Aslani’s 23-year practice has been focused on higher education, civic and planning projects, including a number of collaborations with Mithun. [Read more...]
Lionakis Acquires Lundstrom and Associates
Lionakis acquired Lundstrom and Associates, an Irvine, CA architecture firm which specializes in laboratory design and services clients with a full range of design services within the Science, Technology and Education markets. The firms share a commitment to excellent project performance, client relationships and outstanding design. [Read more...]
Puchlik Design Associates joins HED
Puchlik Design Associates (PDA), an award-winning architecture firm headquartered in Pasadena, CA and specializing in healthcare facility design, merged with HED and joins their Los Angeles team. The merger will add to HED's healthcare reputation in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. [Read more...]
Pfau Long Architecture joins Perkins + Will
Pfau Long Architecture, one of San Francisco's most renowned firms, joins global design firm Perkins + Will. Rooted in a 15-year friendship between practice leaders, the partnership strengthens the design leadership in Perkins+Will’s San Francisco studio and expands Pfau Long’s service offerings. The merger provides Perkins+Will’s San Francisco studio an opportunity to plant even deeper roots in the community and foster stronger community connection. [Read more...]
AHBE Landscape Architects joins MIG
AHBE Landscape Architecture, recognized throughout the Los Angeles region for its design excellence and innovative, sustainable design solutions, joins Berkeley-based MIG, a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm with over 250 staff members across a dozen offices in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Texas. Each of the AHBE’s four Principals will become Principals at MIG. [Read more...]
Foothill Associates joins Helix Environmental Planning
Foothill Associates, an environmental consulting, landscape architecture and planning firm, becomes part of HELIX Environmental Planning. Foothill’s regulatory specialists, biologists, botanists, wetland scientists, planners, landscape architects, certified arborists, GIS specialists, and graphic designers bolster HELIX’s biology, regulatory compliance, Geographic Information System (GIS), and California environmental Quality Act (CEQA)/ National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) capabilities. [Read more...]
Westlake Reed Leskosky joins DLR Group
Westlake Reed Leskosky (WRL), a 180-person architecture/engineering/technology firm with studios in Washington, D.C., New York, Charlotte, Cleveland, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Shanghai, will join DLR Group to create a 1,000+ person global design firm with 26 locations. Both WRL and DLR Group are perennial members of the ARCHITECT magazine Top 50, each having been ranked as the #1 design firm [Read more...]
DLM merges with Harley Ellis Devereaux
Deems Lewis McKinley (DLM), a leading firm in K-12 design with offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego, merged their firm with Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED). DLM brings over 55 years of experience in the design of educational facilities and will significantly expand HED's presence in the K-12 Schools + Community Education market across California. [Read more...]
SvR Design Company merges with MIG
SvR Design Company (SvR), a 32-person planning and design firm that integrates the skills of civil engineers, landscape architects, planners and sustainability experts, became part of MIG, a 175-person multi-disciplinary firm with a dozen offices up and down the West Coast and in New York, North Carolina and Denver. Each of SvR's Managing Principals will become Principals at MIG. [Read more...]
Tucker Young Jackson Tull, Inc., merges with Benesch
Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, Inc. (TYJT), based in Detroit and recognized as a leader in water, waste water and infrastructure engineering, became part of Alfred Benesch & Company (Benesch). The addition of TYJT expands Benesch’s design services and adds two new offices to Benesch – one in Detroit and the other in Baltimore. The combined firm has approximately 600 employees and offices in fifteen [Read more...]
Reel Grobman is HGA
ReelGrobman, based in San Jose and one of the Silicon Valley's largest architecture interiors firms, merges with HGA, ranked among the top 10 architecture and engineering firms in the country. The ReelGrobman acquisition brings about a seamless integration of services, which includes everything from core/shell architectural design and engineering to corporate interiors services throughout the country. [Read more...]
Connell Design Group joins Ware Malcomb
Connell Design Group, an interior architecture firm based just north of Seattle, merges with Ware Malcomb, an international design firm based in Irvine, California with 15 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama. Connell Design Group’s leadership team will assume key roles and enable Ware Malcomb to establish a strong presence throughout the vibrant Seattle metropolitan area. [Read more...]
Other Completed Acquisitions
Daniel Solomon Design Partners, based in San Francisco and internationally known for place-based urban design and urban housing, merged with Mithun, a Seattle-based architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm globally known for sustainable design. The merger immediately elevates the combined firm’s urban residential, mixed use, office, civic, cultural and academic capabilities to meet the demand for livable, sustainable cities worldwide. According to Daniel Solomon, FAIA, “It is rare that a business merger actually represents a conjoining of ideas that reinforces one another and extends their range. The housing, urban buildings, neighborhood design and urban repair we have done for decades are a perfect corollary to the sophisticated environmentalism, design sensibility and applied science that Mithun brings to all scales of the physical world.” Strogoff Consulting introduced the firms and advised Daniel Solomon Design Partners throughout the merger process.
Tetra Design, Inc., Architects, based on Pasadena, CA, merged with IBI Group, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Tetra Design gained tremendous depth and diversity to pursue a wider breadth of architectural and urban environment projects while IBI Group obtained an operating base within the greater Los Angeles market and additional expertise in education, transportation, libraries and administration facilities. Tetra Design’s clients, including the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Community College District, The City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles widely embraced this merger. Strogoff Consulting introduced the firms and advised Tetra Design Inc., Architects throughout the merger process.
BFGC Architects & Planners (San Jose, San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield) merged with IBI Group (headquartered in Toronto, Canada). This merger extends IBI Group’s expansion throughout California and complements the IBI Group of Firms comprised of over 2,200 people in 67 offices worldwide. BFGC’s entire leadership team will continue in their key roles. The integration is based on BFGC’s five-year strategic planning and succession planning process, and provides BFGC’s staff with enhanced career opportunities. Strogoff Consulting introduced the firms and advised BFGC Architects & Planners throughout the merger process.
Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects and Wilcox Group Architects (Littlerock and Fayetteville, AK) merged their award-winning Arkansas firms to form Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects. Pooling their talents and leadership teams allowed the to new firm to extend its reach throughout Arkansas. The firms successfully worked together on numerous projects prior to merging. Strogoff Consulting facilitated a joint strategic planning retreat and worked closely with both firms during the merger process.
Gould Evans (Kansas City, Phoenix, Boston, Salt Lake City and Tampa) acquired Baum Thornley Architects (San Francisco) The merger bolstered Baum Thornley's position in its core markets - multi-family housing, wineries, commercial projects and residential facilities - and capitalized on Gould Evans' broad national planning and design experience. Baum Thornley founder Bob Baum described the merger as "combining a small firm's responsiveness, agility and follow-through with the reach and capabilities of a larger firm." Strogoff Consulting worked closely with both firms during the merger process.
Jubany Architecture (Los Angeles, CA) merged with NAC (Seattle, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, ID) to create an architectural firm with offices in three states and a staff of more than 150. The merger allowed NAC (formerly Northwest Architectural Company) to more effectively extend its services and expertise to regions outside the Northwest and enabled Jubany Architecture to offer a broader range of services throughout California and the Northwest. Strogoff Consulting introduced the firms and advised Jubany Architecture throughout the merger process.
gkkWorks (Irvine, CA) acquired Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Associates, Inc. (Glendale, CA), to create a 240-person firm. The merger enabled gkkworks to diversify its unique blend of design and construction services into California's commercial retail market and expand its work within the education sector and facilitated LHA's ownership transition plans. Strogoff Consulting introduced the two firms and advised gkkworks throughout the merger process.
Cuningham Group Architecture (Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Denver, San Diego, Las Vegas, Seoul, Shanghai and Madrid, Spain) acquired Renfro & Elliott (Bakersfield, CA). This merger continued Cuningham Group Architecture's expansion into California's Central Valley and allowed Renfro and Elliott's to broaden its K-12 portfolio to include corporate and governmental offices, financial institutions, health care and higher education environments. Strogoff Consulting introduced the firms and advised Renfro & Elliott throughout the merger process.