A Sound merger

Jul 06, 2018

With the promise of passion, collaboration, and positive impacts on local communities, Blueline, based in Kirkland, WA., recently announced its merger with The LA Studio, a firm based south of Seattle in Tukwila. The merger includes adding a new satellite office located at the high-volume Interstate 5/Interstate 405 interchange. The LA Studio will operate under the Blueline brand as The LA Studio at Blueline for the foreseeable future. Zweig Group, a full-service AEC consulting firm based in Fayetteville, AR., represented Blueline in the transaction. “This strategic union underscores Blueline's long-standing commitment to being the best land development consultant available,” said Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group’s director of consulting. “Adding a new location in the Puget Sound area allows the Blueline team to forge deeper relationships with clients by adding The LA Studio's expertise, and by making it more convenient than ever for clients in one of the fastest growing regions in the country to utilize that expertise.” Blueline, a civil engineering, land use planning, and landscape architecture firm, gains The LA Studio’s expertise in landscape architecture, land planning, and land entitlement. “Our partnership with The LA Studio complements our current disciplines and broadens our landscape architecture services to better serve the needs of our private and public-sector clients in the Puget Sound region,” said Brian Darrow, PE, President and CEO of Blueline. The LA Studio provides consistent and quality design for a broad mix of project types ranging from unique and detail-oriented residential design, to more complex and demanding hospitality, urban and mixed-use development, to large-scale community and master planning. As Blueline has expanded its services to include landscape architecture, it has not lost sight of its goal to be the best land development consultant available. With the additional services and talent brought forth from the partnership with The LA Studio, Blueline can create more outdoor spaces that are imaginative, functional, cost effective and sustainable. About Zweig Group Zweig Group has on-staff experts in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, marketing, business development, market research, financial management, project management, recruiting and executive search. Zweig Group also provides a comprehensive suite of products including newsletters, industry reports, executive training, business conferences and more covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and works throughout the U.S and worldwide. For more information, visit https://zweiggroup.com/ or call (800) 466-6275.

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.