Moseley Architects announced plans to merge with Marks Thomas, a woman-owned architecture firm based in Baltimore. Marks Thomas is recognized for providing planning, architecture, interior design, and sustainability services to clients along the east coast. Focusing on senior living, multi-family housing, education, and historic preservation markets, the firm was ranked 11th among the top 25 architecture firms by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Moseley Architects' President Stewart D. Roberson believes that this is a natural step for the firm. "Our two organizations have recently collaborated, so I know that this merger affords us an even greater depth of resources to serve our clients. Furthermore, this merger is consistent with the strategy we have successfully used throughout our firm's evolution: enter new markets while expanding our geographic footprint."
The merger not only provides a Maryland location for Moseley Architects, which will significantly bolster the firm's ability to serve clients in the region, but allows the firm to become active in the multi-family housing marketplace. The move also strengthens the firms existing presence in the senior living market.
"Marks Thomas has focused on building our business through long-term relationships with our clients and Moseley Architects has done the same. We are energized about the possibilities of bringing our two like-minded organizations together," remarked Magda Westerhout, Marks Thomas's multi-family housing principal.
Ranked among the top architecture firms in the nation by Architectural Record, Building Design & Construction, and Engineering News-Record, Moseley Architects currently offers design expertise focused on public schools, colleges and universities, local government facilities, correctional institutions, and senior living housing.
Mark Heckman, Marks Thomas's senior housing principal, said, "Both of our firms have an outstanding team with experience in delivering high quality design services across a variety of markets. We are excited to offer this experience to our clients while also providing our staff with additional opportunities for growth."
"We are looking forward to joining forces with Moseley Architects," Faith Nevins Hawks, a principal with Marks Thomas said. "This merger will result in amazing outcomes for our clients."
Effective January 1, 2018, the merged firm will be known as Moseley Architects. The existing governance structure at Moseley Architects will remain as Marks Thomas leaders will be represented as board members and shareholders.