Merger creates leading MEP engineering and architectural design firm in the Northeast.
BBS Architects & Engineers, P.C., a leading designer of institutional,
educational and commercial facilities in the Northeast, acquired the
professional team and practice ofWard
Associates, P.C., a Bohemia, N.Y.-headquartered engineering, master planning,
architecture, landscape architecture, sports facilities design and surveying
firm active in the Greater New York area and throughout the New York State.
Roger P. Smith, AIA, LEED AP, will lead
the expanded design firm as president, principal and lead architect. The merged
companies will operate under the new name ofBBS Architects, Landscape
Architects and Engineers, PC. The company will be headquartered at
BBS’ office in Patchogue, N.Y., and offer a full scope of mechanical,
electrical, plumbing and civil engineering as well as architectural services to
clients in the Northeast and nationwide.
“The addition of the Ward Associates team to BBS’s practice
brings together the talents and extensive expertise of two highly distinguished
and service-driven design firms. Following
the acquisition, BBS manages on-going projects valued at approximately $220
million and offers a complete range of engineering and architectural services
to educational, institutional and governmental clients,” said BBS Principal and
Lead Architect Roger P. Smith, AIA, LEED AP.
“The complementary expertise and client
base made Ward a perfect acquisition partner in order to take advantage of the
opportunities offered by the Long Island, New York City, Westchester and other
markets in the Northeast,” Smith said.
Following the expansion, BBS’ personnel include more than 50
MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) and civil engineers, architects,
planners, interior designers, landscape architects, lighting designers, project
managers and support staff.