Sink Combs Dethlefs to Merge with Perkins+Will

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Architectural firm Perkins+Will announced today that Denver-based Sink Combs Dethlefs has joined the firm.

Denver now becomes the home of Perkins+Will’s 24th design studio. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Perkins+Will executives say the merger will strategically bolster the firm's visibility in the Rocky Mountain West region.

“The biggest driver behind the union of our two firms is the increasing focus on designing for ‘full-circle’ health and well-being — that is, giving people the opportunity to be active, fit, healthy and happy at every point on the continuum of life experience,” says Perkins+Will CEO Phil Harrison. “Together with Sink Combs Dethlefs, we can deliver creative, research-driven solutions to meet this demand, while providing superior client service — a shared hallmark of our practices.”

Perkins+Will said the two firms can now cross-pollinate services to meet overlapping market needs.

“This ‘blurring of the lines’ is a powerful emerging trend in the world of design, so it’s an exciting time to be leading the way forward,” says Don Dethlefs of Sink Combs Dethlefs, now chair of Perkins+Will’s expanded Sports, Recreation and Entertainment practice. “By blending our areas of expertise, we’re able to provide clients — no matter what sector they’re in — with fresh, forward-thinking solutions that prioritize fitness, health and well-being.”

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