Healthcare architect to team up with multi-disciplinary firm Stantec

Anglo-US healthcare architect Anshen + Allen has been bought by Canadian consultant Stantec for an undisclosed sum.

Anshen + Allen said the deal would create a global practice of over 1,000 architects, alongside the planners engineers and surveyors in the $1.5bn turnover Stantec business.

Anshen + Allen currently employs 80 people in it Grays Inn Road offices in London, and claims to have designed £2.5bn-worth of healthcare buildings since it was set up in the UK in 1990.

In total Anshen + Allen employs 108 qualified architects worldwide focused on designing healthcare, education and research buildings.

Roger Swanson, Anshen + Allen’s chief executive officer, who will stay with Stantec, said his firm chose to merge with Stantec because it allowed it to compete for global projects.

He said: “Joining together allows us to plan strategically for our future as our industry undergoes profound global changes.”

Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer said: “One of our objectives is to expand and strengthen our Building Design practice, and the addition of this internationally recognised and respected firm will help to fulfil that goal.”