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Ratio Merges With Humphries Poli

Ratio Architects Inc. has revealed that Denver-based and Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year Humphries Poli Architects P.C. (HPA) has joined the practice. The combined firm will operate as Ratio nationwide.

The addition of a Denver location to Ratio’s studios in Chicago and Champaign, IL; Indianapolis; and Raleigh, NC provides its clients with enhanced experiences through integrated design services while supporting HPA’s 25 year award-winning history of creating impactful design in Denver. The combined firm will create a unified and innovative design force on the national design landscape.

“We are excited to team with a strong practice that matches Ratio’s values, culture and client-focused mindset. We’re looking forward to building off our respective histories of success and combining to compete even more effectively in the Western Mountain Region and at the national level,” said Bill Browne, Ratio’s founding principal/president.

Founded in 1982, Ratio is an award-winning interdisciplinary design practice that has led many projects across the U.S. and internationally, including recent selection for the Signia hotel in Indianapolis and completed Samsung HQ in Beijing.

“Since Joe Poli and I founded our acclaimed design firm in 1994, the practice of architecture has grown into an extraordinarily complex industry. By fusing our resources with a highly visionary firm like Ratio, we will better empower our talented team members to navigate today’s challenging architectural landscape,” said Dennis Humphries, principal at Humphries Poli Architects. “Most important, we’ll also be able to bring significantly enhanced value to our clients.”

In addition to HPA’s more than 100 library projects and K-12 knowledge strengthening Ratio’s higher education practice, the combined firm’s strategy provides the opportunity to design solutions that transcend disciplines, areas of expertise and markets through an interdisciplinary design process that ultimately creates singular experiences for its clients.

HPA is noted in the region for setting the benchmark for leadership in design, professional practice and community services in both the private and public sectors with projects including the Colorado State Capitol Restoration, McNichols Civic Center Building, NorthCreek Mixed Use center in Cherry Creek, CDOT Regional Offices, Montezuma County Combined Courts, numerous Urban and Transit-Oriented Multifamily centers and Anythink Libraries. Recognized as a critically acclaimed practice, HPA holds the distinction of being AIA’s firm of the year in both Denver and Colorado, in addition to the Western Mountain region. Dennis Humphries and Joe Poli will continue to serve in their positions as Principals of the practice and key partners in the combined firm.

“As we share values to our commitment in sustainability, design, and culture for the communities we live and work in, this transition is a natural next step in our combined firm’s legacy,” said Browne.