DLR Group announced the acquisition of Overland Park based architectural firm Momenta. Formed in 2004, Momenta specializes in the design of education, civic, and workplace environments.
Momenta has provided design expertise on projects throughout the Kansas City region. Signature examples include the Blue Valley School District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) and Blue Valley Southwest High School; the KU Endowment Association at the University of Kansas Medical Center; the College of Engineering Building at Kansas State University; the Central District Development project at the University of Kansas; and ongoing work at Deanna Rose Farmstead.
“Momenta is recognized as an innovative design firm in the education marketplace,” said Senior Principal, Andy Anderson, AIA. “Gary Nevius, Craig Serig, Scott Pashia, and the design professionals at Momenta share DLR Group’s belief in building long-term relationships with clients and using design to create value for all project stakeholders. The Momenta studio elevates our K-12 and Higher Education practices, and we are excited about the potential benefits this will have for our clients.”
“The principals at Momenta have been discussing the various options for a firm transition plan for the past few years,” said Momenta Principal Craig Serig, AIA. “We believe DLR Group is a great fit culturally and one that provides new opportunities for our staff to grow as individuals and professionals.”
“We have always had a great deal of respect for the leadership at DLR Group and its body of work,” said Momenta Principal Gary Nevius, AIA. “Our experience and portfolio of educational projects allows us to integrate and contribute immediately at DLR Group. Joining DLR Group also provides additional opportunity for our professionals to impact the design of civic and public projects in the region.”
Momenta’s staff of seven architects, planners, and interiors professionals will relocate to DLR Group’s office at 7290 West 133rd in Overland Park by the end of the calendar year. With the addition of the Momenta staff, DLR Group will employee 84 design professionals in Kansas City.