Graham & Hyde Architects (G&H) to strengthen team with agreement to acquire Phillips and Associates Architects, Inc. (PAA). The union provides an opportunity for G&H to expand services in the K-12 education, higher education, worship and medical markets with a stronger west central Illinois presence, while PAA will be able to draw on the strong market credibility G&H provides.
“Expanding helps us better serve our clients across central Illinois and provides additional opportunities for growth for our people,” stated Jamie Cosgriff, AIA, vice president of G&H. “For decades we have known of PAA’s acumen on a variety of projects, notably K-12 education facilities. More recently, we have come to appreciate the unique skills and capabilities that PAA brings to a merged firm for an array of other markets, and we are very happy that they too saw how mutually beneficial a merger would be,” continued Cosgriff.
“Joining forces will further strengthen both PAA and G&H and open new doors of opportunity for both our employees and our clients. PAA’s reach and knowledge base will be expanded as we continue to serve our existing clients. G&H brings both additional resources and experiences for our clients, as well,” stated Bill Phillips, owner of PAA.
As a larger, full-service architectural practice, G&H and PAA established in 1968 and 1962 respectively, both look forward to continuing high-quality services for clients and continue to invest in technologies toward the future of the industry.
PAA will continue to operate under the Phillips and Associates name for a changeover period, but eventually will transition into G&H.