Perkins Eastman and Kliment Halsband Architects have announced a merger, coinciding with their 40th and 50th anniversary celebrations, respectively. Renamed Kliment Halsband Architects—A Perkins Eastman Studio, the New York-based firm will join Perkins Eastman’s leaders in the K-12 and colleges and universities practices. The new framework will maximize Perkins Eastman’s expansive scale and diverse portfolio with Kliment Halsband’s pragmatic innovation, further emphasizing both practice’s investment in inspiring and empowering future generations.
“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,” says Perkins Eastman cofounder and vice chair Mary-Jean Eastman.
Frances Halsband, a founding partner of Kliment Halsband, adds: “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.”