Maugel Architects, a planning, architectural and interior design firm in Harvard, Massachusetts, has acquired DeStefano Architects in Portsmouth, bringing together the firms’ 50 years of combined experience in Boston, Portsmouth and throughout the Northeast.
The newly merged company will maintain offices in both locations. Maugel Architects founder Brent Maugel and DeStefano Architects founder Lisa DeStefano say they will spearhead continued growth and expansion strategies.
Maugel Architects celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018 and claims they set a course for sustained long-term growth. A press release states the merger will add capacity and expand their geographic reach.
“This collaboration brings a strong design resource to the New England commercial real estate landscape; one that features depth of design talent, service-oriented business philosophies and a culture of employee well-being and social purpose,” says Maugel. “Lisa and I are extremely excited about the opportunities this expanded capability brings to our employees, our clients and our communities.”
“I always envisioned that our firm would find the right partner with whom to join and to grow. This perfect cultural alliance will allow us to rapidly diversify and expand our services to larger projects for existing and new clients alike,” says DeStefano. “This is such a great opportunity to share a strategic vision with a successful architectural firm that complements our services and whose culture and history are very much like ours. We look forward to traveling together on this exciting new journey.”