Abercrombie and Fitch Office Campus and Distribution Center by Anderson Architects

New York–based Anderson Architects has joined Alameda, Calif.–based MBH Architects and will now operate under the MBH Architects banner.

"The decision to unite under the MBH Architects umbrella was born out of a longstanding friendship between MBH principal John McNulty and Ross Anderson of Anderson Architects, who have spoken at great length about the strengths and initiatives that could be put into place through working together," the practice explained in a press release.

Founded in 1996, Anderson Architects has worked with clients including Abercombie & Fitch, Bumble and Bumble, and Princeton University. Having collaborated since 2016, Anderson Architects and MBH's New York office will work out of a Tribeca office with Ross Anderson serving as the principal.

“MBH Architects possesses the solid framework, along with the project management and production skills to support the distinctive approach that Anderson and his team bring to every one of their projects,” McNulty said in the same release. “From day one, our vision for MBH was to become an architectural firm guided equally by design and technical excellence within the framework of a solid business plan.”

This move also signals MBH's overall expansion strategy. Last month, MBH announced its new partnership with Christiani Johnson Architects.

"This announcement represents a turning point for MBH, which aims to continue expanding its portfolio, multidisciplinary services, and East Coast presence," the firm said in the release.