Perkins Eastman and Kliment Halsband Architects have merged. With Perkins Eastman celebrating its 40th anniversary and Kliment Halsband celebrating its 50th, this merger promises to create powerful synergies, according to the companies.
Perkins Eastman, the seventh largest architecture and design firm in the world with more than 1,100 employees, has worked on projects on five continents in 60 countries. Its portfolio reflects expertise in multiple practice areas with strengths in hospitality healthcare, senior living, large-scale mixed-use, K-12, higher education and workplace design, as well as planning, urban design and strategic consulting. Kliment Halsband Architects is known for designing award-winning new buildings, renovations and adaptive-reuse projects for educational, cultural and civic institutions. The firm’s reputation for a sensitive, tailored approach for mission-focused clients is long established.
The merger provides a framework for combining Perkins Eastman’s expansive scale, deep reserve of design and diverse portfolio with Kliment Halsband Architects’ engagement in institutional design, its reputation for pragmatic innovation and its leadership position within the industry, according to the company. Both firms have highly collaborative working styles, prioritize client service, and are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of professionals.
“Both firms believe in the power of design to improve people’s lives, and we’re looking forward to providing that benefit to a wider range of institutions,” said Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, cofounder/vice chair, Perkins Eastman.
Frances Halsband, FAIA, a founding partner, Kliment Halsband, added, “We see things the same way, but we work in different ways to bring something new to the table. When we work together, we accomplish more than when we work individually.”
Kliment Halsband will be known as “Kliment Halsband Architects—A Perkins Eastman Studio,” joining Perkins Eastman’s leaders in the K-12 and colleges and universities practices.
Photo caption: Kliment Halsband Architects designed New York University’s School of Global Public Health. Credit: Ruggero Vanni/Courtesy Kliment Halsband Architects.