NEW YORK, N.Y. — Perkins Eastman and Lee, Burkhart, Liu (LBL Architects) announced the intent to merge practices. The merger will significantly build upon the established practices—mainly healthcare—of both firms and diversify their combined expertise, particularly on the West Coast.
The combined international firm will total 880 employees, adding enhanced resources, client value and opportunities for employees. The firms will combine their practices in San Francisco, California, and maintain and grow the practice in Los Angeles, California. The merger is planned to be effective Jan. 1.
Both firms were founded with similar beliefs that architecture can have a direct, positive—recuperative, even—impact on peoples’ lives. The healthcare portfolios of both firms reflect a commitment to the planning and design of healthcare environments that promote healing, instill comfort and increase efficiency.
The merger will strategically position the combined firm to address the complex functional requirements of 21st-century healthcare environments that, above all, must be patient- and family centered and that also acknowledge rapidly evolving treatment modalities and new technologies.