STREET DIXON RICK ARCHITECTURE FIRM ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH ORCUTT | WINSLOW
Award-Winning Phoenix-Based and Nashville-Based Firms Merge
We are known as architecture and interior design firms, strong in our regions and known for producing transformative experiences in the communities we serve. This powerful merger of culture and talent gives our clients, present and future, the creative resources of 100+ design professionals.
For existing clients, this partnership changes only our name. Our current relationships continue as before, with more benefits, more experiences, and more personality.
For future clients, we look forward to introducing you to a firm guided by client and community-centric values and innovative design as we continue to maintain the strong reputations that have differentiated Orcutt | Winslow and Street Dixon Rick since 1971 and 1954, respectively.
"We are very excited for this new structure," said Baird Dixon, AIA, Principal of Street Dixon Rick. "Through this combination, we have created a unique strategic opportunity by combining SDR's multiple years of experience in Nashville with Orcutt | Winslow's expansive capabilities in some of the markets we have not been known to serve. We will remain focused on our customers and strengthen and build on our offerings to deliver even greater value."
"From start to finish this has been an organic process. We didn't hire a broker to help find a firm, we spent the time ourselves to research who was out there and got to know the people and firms we thought matched our culture, design philosophy and mantra of always putting the client first. Our top priority was to make sure this would be a win-win-win for the clients of Street Dixon Rick and Orcutt | Winslow. After our first conversation it was very apparent that we had found a unique opportunity. The more we talked, the more it became obvious that, together, not only could we help each other be the best we could be, but more importantly that we could offer the absolute best service to our clients," said Orcutt | Winslow Managing Partner, Erik Clinite.
"While we are very proud of the nearly 46-year history of our firm, we also recognize that we don't want to get too comfortable in the markets we serve. Part of our firm vision is to look for game-changing opportunities and an attitude that can continuously innovate and be read to respond to new ideas within our fast-changing world. The next step for our clients was to merge with a firm that could add even more value to our networks, " said Orcutt | Winslow Managing Partner, Vispi Karanjia. "SDR shares our culture of getting to know our clients one person at a time and growing relationships that are stronger than just one project. This merger will broaden and deepen our existing industry specializations, enabling us to offer more comprehensive services tailored to our clients."
Founded in 1971, Orcutt | Winslow is a State and Region AIA Firm of the Year, one of the largest architecture firms in the Southwest and ranked in the top 100 firms in the U.S.--specializing in sustainable design within a portfolio of work that has resulted in over $6 billion in construction. Clients range from national healthcare providers to local universities, school districts, and governmental agencies. SDR maintains a strong focus in the area of higher education, independent and public school design, master planning, and religions architecture.
Learn more at Orcutt | Winslow.