Perkins Eastman Architects, a New York-based architectural firm that does a lot of work in healthcare, has merged with a New York-based firm that does few healthcare projects, Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, or EE&K. According to Perkins Eastman spokesman Steven Yates, the deal is final though it hasn't been determined what the final name of the new, almost 600-employee company will be.
Perkins Eastman merges with EE&K
No financial terms related to the merger, which continues a consolidation and globalization trend in healthcare architecture, were disclosed.
Yates added that there will be no employee layoffs even though there will be some “physical consolidation” of offices. He said EE&K’s New York staff will move into Perkins Eastman’s New York office, while Perkins Eastman’s staff in Arlington, Va., will move into EE&K’s Washington office. Consolidation of each company’s China practices will occur as well.
In June, work was finished on the 80-bed, seven-floor, $210 million addition to New York Hospital Queens that Perkins Eastman designed. That month, the firm also began work on the new 60,000-square-foot Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Construction of that $10 million facility is expected to begin next fall.
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