The consolidation of architecture firms continues with the announcement that Edmonton, Alberta–based Stantec will acquire San Francisco–based Anshen + Allen, a leading healthcare design firm with 200 employees in four locations in the U.S. and the U.K. Financial details of the acquisition were not revealed.
Publicly held Stantec has about 10,000 employees in more than 150 locations throughout North America. The company’s services include planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities developments. Stantec’s building design practice—into which Anshen + Allen’s operations will be merged—has more than 1,700 employees.
Anshen + Allen’s portfolio includes the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay; the Veterinary Research Tower renovation at Cornell University; the Physical Sciences Building at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and major projects for the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System, the Palomar Pomerado Health District, Stanford University, and Kaiser Permanente. Noteworthy U.K. projects include the Sir Henry Wellcome Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre at the University of Mancester, a new wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, and the London Clinic Cancer Centre.
The firms recently partnered on the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. “We chose Stantec because it offers a strong platform for us to compete for projects that have significance and impact worldwide,” said Anshen + Allen CEO Roger Swanson in a press release. Per the letter of intent, Swanson will join Stantec in a leadership position.
Added Stantec president and CEO Bob Gomes: “One of our objectives is to expand and strengthen our building design practice across North America, and the addition of this internationally recognized and respected firm will help to fulfill that goal.”