In a strategic move aimed at expanding its footprint in New York, Page, a multidisciplinary design, architecture, and engineering firm, has announced its partnership with Davis Brody Bond, a well-known design firm celebrated for its work on iconic projects such as the National September 11 Memorial Museum and the recent Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center site, as well as the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.
“Bringing Davis Brody Bond into the Page family is a significant step for our firm,” Page CEO Thomas McCarthy, AIA, said in a statement. "For several years, we’ve been thoughtfully assessing the best way to extend our presence into New York, and given our past collaboration with Davis Brody Bond, we knew the firm shared our design ethos and client-first approach. We both understand the intricacies of designing complex projects that exceed our clients’ expectations.”
Previously, the two firms collaborated on prominent projects, including the U.S. Embassy in The Republic of Kosovo, which incorporated sustainability and energy efficiency strategies, resulting in the Embassy achieving LEED BD+C Gold certification. They also collaborated on the U.S. Embassy Compound in Jakarta, Indonesia, which ranks as the fifth-largest embassy complex globally. In addition to diplomatic functions, the complex accommodates the U.S. Ambassador to the ASEAN trade federation, USAID, the Foreign Commercial Service, and a branch of the Library of Congress.
Steven M. Davis, FAIA, partner at Davis Brody Bond, emphasized the current opportunity for architects, planners, engineers, and designers to innovate and contribute to the ever-evolving world and profession. "By teaming with Page, we’re creating a critical mass with the resources to continue as thought leaders in this complex, changing time. We’re thrilled to join the Page team to preserve and extend Davis Brody Bond’s legacy.”
Over the years, Page has progressively increased its presence in the New York metropolitan area, undertaking notable projects such as the 530,000-square-foot Helena Theurer Pavilion for Hackensack Meridian Health and ongoing restoration work on Ellis Island for the National Park Service. The firm recently finalized extensive plans for a major restoration of Rutgers’ 47-year-old, 650,000-square-foot Medical Sciences Building, the central hub of the New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J.
The addition of Davis Brody Bond partners, including Steven Davis, FAIA, Will Paxson, AIA, Carl Krebs, FAIA, and Christopher Grabé, FAIA, as principals at Page underscores Page's dedication to elevating its design capabilities. Mark Wagner AIA, the award-winning architect and designer behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum, will also join Page as a principal. Notably, Steven Davis will assume an advisory role on Page's board of directors. All employees of Davis Brody Bond will transition to Page, ensuring a seamless consolidation of talent and expertise.