Farnsworth Group Inc., a national engineering and architecture firm based in Bloomington, Ill., announced today it has acquired EWR Architects, an 11-person architecture firm based in Fairview Heights.
EWR was founded in 1984 and established itself as an experienced provider of architecture, interior design and planning throughout St. Louis, the Metro East and Southern Illinois. The firm’s primary market areas include office, education, healthcare, parks/recreation, commercial/retail, housing, civic and industrial sectors.
The addition of EWR will expand Farnsworth Group’s existing St. Louis presence into the Metro East, bringing the local staff count to more than 80. The acquisition will also introduce EWR clients to Farnsworth Group’s full-service capabilities in engineering, architecture and surveying backed by the company’s nearly 450 professionals located nationwide.
“The acquisition of EWR is a perfect complement to our existing operations, and now allows us to better serve clients in the St. Louis area as well as Southern Illinois,” said Farnsworth Group President and CEO Karen Jensen. “EWR has built a great reputation in the region, and mirrors the client-first philosophy that has become Farnsworth Group’s hallmark. This acquisition makes Farnsworth Group one of the largest full-service engineering and architecture firms in the region. Farnsworth Group is gaining a talented team of professionals from EWR and we are looking forward to the opportunities ahead.”
Bill Reichert, who served as EWR president, is now a principal at Farnsworth Group.
“We are excited about the great resources and capabilities that we will now have available to our clients and their projects. This is a great step for the expansion and growth of EWR under the Farnsworth Group brand and will additionally bolster our ability to better serve our clients throughout Missouri and Illinois,” Reichert said.
About Farnsworth Group
Farnsworth Group, an employee-owned company, is a full-service engineering, architecture and survey firm, offering clients 450 professionals located throughout a nationwide network of offices including Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Texas, California, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana and Georgia