Michael Graves Architecture & Design acquires Waldon Studio Architects

Michael Graves Architecture & Design on Tuesday announced it acquired Waldon Studio Architects, a Maryland and Washington, D.C.-based planning, architecture and interior design firm.

This merger will strengthen the Princeton-based firm’s legacy of innovative design and deep sector knowledge, enhancing client experience while building on its history of design excellence.

It will combine the distinct strengths of the two firms to cultivate shared expertise and further invigorate the late Michael Graves’ enduring legacy of creativity and innovation.

When approaching this merger, Michael Graves said it set out looking for a company with a deeply rooted set of core values similar to its own, and knew right away that Waldon Studio Architects was its match.

The teams complement each other in design approach and deep market sector knowledge, and through shared values, commitment to quality and unwavering client service. The potent combination of brand recognition-aligned values, and commitment to a culture of innovation between the two companies make what will be an exciting new chapter of MG that honors the firm’s established heritage and MG’s committed and talented team.

Under the new company structure, WSA founder and Principal Ravi Waldon will serve as principal as well as head of the firm’s faith-based sector. Additional WSA principals and directors will be thoughtfully incorporated into the company’s organizational makeup as principals of various practice sectors. Joe Furey will oversee the ongoing integration and continued future acquisition strategy as part of MG’s forward-looking strategic plan.