Dallas High School is about to get more crowded. Dallas’ lauckgroup, which specializes in corporate interiors, has joined global architecture firm Perkins + Will. As a result, Perkins + Will, which moved into Matthews Southwest’s Dallas High School last year, will bolster its presence in the Southwest as lauckgroup has offices in Dallas, Houston, and Austin.
Lauckgroup will be better able to service its global clients, as Perkins + Will has offices all over. The two firms also say they have similar approaches to design, client engagement, and company values such as diversity and sustainability.
Here’s more from the press release that just hit my inbox:
Under the merger, lauckgroup will adopt the Perkins+Will brand, and lauckgroup staff will join Perkins+Will staff in consolidated studios in Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Kniffen will oversee the combined 90-person corporate interiors practice in the Southwest. Kniffen’s colleague and lauckgroup co-owner, Brigitte Preston, will provide interior design leadership for all Perkins+Will projects in the Southwest. And Courtney Johnston continues to provide leadership to her team and clients as interior design director for the Dallas studio of Perkins+Will, a position she has held for seven years.
“We’re deepening our design bench, expanding our design leadership, and providing our clients with the best that the industry has to offer,” says Tom Reisenbichler, managing director of Perkins+Will’s Dallas office. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”