ForrestPerkins will combine practices with international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman effective January 1, 2016.
The merger will let both firms expand their reach in luxury hospitality and residential projects worldwide, while continuing to provide design and client service. The combined international firm will total almost 1,000 employees. In joining Perkins Eastman, ForrestPerkins will remain a distinct brand for luxury hospitality and high-end residential interior design.
Some key facts on the deal:
• ForrestPerkins will retain its name and continue to focus on interior design and interior architecture for luxury hospitality and high-end multi-residential projects. It will launch a new practice area within the firm united under the leadership of ForrestPerkins’ president Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID, in collaboration with Perkins Eastman’s hospitality practice leader Shawn Basler, AIA.
• As of January 1, 2016, ForrestPerkins will open a New York office as an atelier within the Perkins Eastman office. ForrestPerkins' New York portfolio includes the iconic Marriott Marquis at Times Square, and, in combination with Perkins Eastman, will now include the Quin, a luxury boutique hotel on West 57th Street.
• Early in 2016, ForrestPerkins will relocate to new offices in both Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Perkins Eastman will open a 15th office, its first in Texas, joining ForrestPerkins in its Dallas office at 3131 Turtle Creek.