Wold Architects and Engineers acquires Ruck Pate Architecture

Apr 20, 2017

Wold Architects and Engineers, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently acquired Ruck Pate Architecture, a move that expands Wold’s presence in Illinois by adding design capabilities and enhancing services offered to its clients.
Jamie Claire Kiser
Zweig Group, a full-service AE consulting firm based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, helped facilitate the acquisition by identifying Ruck Pate as a good match for Wold. "We congratulate both sides on this union and think this will be beneficial for everyone involved," said Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group’s director of consulting. “We are enthusiastic about the opportunities that this will bring to both firms, and we look forward to a bright future." Wold has four offices with national experience and nearly doubles its local Illinois team with this acquisition. Together, the companies present a dynamic Illinois portfolio and expertise in K‐12, higher education and government design. “Ruck Pate has a strong reputation for smart design and superior client service, which mirrors our approach to client relationships,” said Roger Schroepfer, Partner at Wold. “Together, we will have a broader range of resources and expertise to offer our clients as we grow our presence in the Illinois market.” All Ruck Pate employees will be joining Wold at its Palatine, Illinois location. The Illinois office brand will be Wold Ruck Pate. “We look forward to continuing to serve our current Illinois clients as Wold Ruck Pate, and we’ll now be able to offer them even more resources like engineering and interior design by LEED professionals,” said John Maurer, President with Ruck Pate. “This partnership demonstrates our ongoing commitment to serving this region and improving communities through collaborative design.” Wold Architects and Engineers is a 210‐person architectural design firm that specializes in sustainable design and engineering for education, government, health care and senior living clients. Since its founding in 1968, the company has been committed to delivering exceptional long‐term service for its clients and their communities. Ranked #38 nationally by 2016 Building Design + Construction Giants 300 Report. Ruck Pate Architecture focuses on architecture design for K‐12, higher education, government and religious clients. Founded in 1975, Ruck Pate has grown to be leading experts in the Illinois market by providing clients with quality built environments for today and the future.

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.