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Richmond, Fairfax architecture firms to merge

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Fairfax County-based architectural firm BeeryRio is merging with Richmond-based Moseley Architects.

The name of the combined firm will be Moseley Architects.  The existing governance structure of Moseley Architects will remain in place, and BeeryRio officers will become shareholders.

“This merger is consistent with the strategy the firm has utilized throughout its successful evolution: penetrate new markets while expanding our geographic footprint,” Moseley Architects’ President Stewart D. Roberson said in a statement. “Now, Moseley Architects builds on its substantial mid-Atlantic public sector portfolio by extending the firm’s reach to much of the nation and abroad as a result of our senior living design expertise.”

Moseley Architects is one of the largest architectural and engineering firms on the East Coast. BeeryRio is a national leader in the design of senior housing including assisted living, independent living, and adult day care.

After the merger, the combined firm will have clients in the District of Columbia and 14 states extending to the West Coast, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany. 

“Throughout these many months of conversation, our staff has been repeatedly impressed with the prospects for future growth and opportunity that exist by aligning our firm with Moseley Architects’ strong record of performance,” William T. Brown, BeeryRio’s president, said in a statement.

Establishing a D.C. area presence has been an important goal for Moseley Architects for several years, particularly due to the firm’s growing client base in the region.

The clients of Moseley Architects, a 43-year-old firm, include more than 130 local governments, 115 school districts, and 30 colleges/universities, as well as numerous projects for federal clients including for the Bureau of Prisons and Department of the Navy.  Office locations include Richmond, Virginia Beach, Harrisonburg, and Warrenton in Virginia and Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina.

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