First he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive-game streak, now long-time baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. will test his hand at designing professional ballparks. Ripken has formed Ripken Management & Design (RMD), a Lutherville, Md.-based management consulting and design services firm that will assist municipalities and organizations wishing to bring professional baseball to their communities. RMD will work with Kansas City, Mo.-based architect Heinlein Schrock Stearns, led by Brad Schrock, formerly of HOK, to create "Ripken signature" baseball stadiums. RMD is already in discussions with several municipalities, including Daytona Beach, Fla., which is looking into refurbishing historic Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Tom Buchheit, Andy Rein, Eric Rogers, and Bruce Coleman, former managers of a St. Louis-based Ross & Baruzzini's satellite in Belleville, Ill., purchased the unit and will reform a new partnership under the name BRiC Partnership, Belleville.
Luckett & Farley Architects, Louisville, Ky., completed an ownership transition in which four of the firm's officers took over a fourth of the company, while Dennis DeWitt remains president and major shareholder.
HarleyEllis, Detroit, has merged with Chicago-based architect Environ.
A New York-based private equity firm, FdG Associates, has acquired the business and assets of specialty contractor Limbach Facility Services Inc. from the defunct Enron Corp. The new company, Limbach Facility Services LLC, will be co-owned by FdG and 50 members of Limbach management.
On the move
Walker Lee Evey, whose 30-year government career included leading the Pentagon Renovation Program and the Phoenix Project (rebuilding the Pentagon following 9/11), will join 3D/International Inc. as their national practice leader for federal programs.
Bliss & Nyitray, Miami, has named Ronald M. Jezerinac vice president. BDC