HDR Acquires CEI Architecture
August 4, 2015
HDR, a global architectural firm has acquired CEI, one of western Canada’s leading architectural practices. Leadership of the two firms cite growth opportunities, both geographically and within each firm’s respective market sectors.
“I am confident in the success of this alliance because both of our firms share a philosophy of balancing quality design, technical expertise, business orientation and customer satisfaction—specifically focusing on being market leaders in clearly defined sectors,” commented Doug Wignall, president of HDR’s Architecture practice.
Bill Locking, a founding partner of CEI and now senior vice president of HDR | CEI, added, “Together, we are poised to be a pre-eminent force in many sectors in Canada, particularly in healthcare, research and recreation. We will deepen our bench of local healthcare and research expertise with HDR’s global resources in consulting services, which will uniquely position us to deliver healthcare and research projects of all sizes, scopes and complexities. In turn, the expertise CEI brings to the table can help HDR expand into new sectors such as recreation, K-12 and commercial development not only throughout all provinces of Canada, but beyond the Canadian border as well.”
For more information, visit hdrcei.com.