If there’s been a dominant storyline in the world of architecture practice this year, surely it’s been the rising level of mergers and acquisitions. Marking another chapter in the story, Atlanta-based Perkins + Will announced this week that it acquired the New York City firm Guenther 5 Architects. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Robin Guenther, FAIA, founded the firm that eventually became Guenther 5 in 1991. Over the years it has grown into an 18-person office practice specializing in health care and sustainability. Clients include Beth Israel Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. In addition to Guenther, its other principals are Jason Harper, AIA, and Peter Syrett, AIA.