LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Arrasmith, a Louisville-based architecture firm, announced that it has joined Indianapolis-based architecture and engineering firm Schmidt Associates.
Arrasmith’s healthcare expertise – including the design of university laboratories, hospitals and medical research facilities – will support the affiliate’s Healthcare Studio. The company also has studios in K-12 education, higher education, community, workplace, and lifestyle.
Accession is the result of both companies’ dedication to servant leadership and the success of their customers. Integrating the two creates a higher level of expertise, capacity and service in a larger geographic area.
“Each of our companies has a rich history of design excellence so we can offer our customers an even better insight,” said John Robertson, Partner at Arrasmith. “Our skills, cultures and portfolios complement each other very well.”
Arrasmith, also known as AJRC, has a legacy that began in Louisville in 1926. For more than 90 years, the company has served clients through architecture and planning in 28 states and seven countries. The work spans a variety of sectors, with an emphasis on projects in the healthcare, workplace and community.
Decades of service in Kentucky have delivered such notable projects as the original Bowman Air Terminal and 800 building – and in recent years the Baptist East Hospital, the Jewish Hospital (now U of L), the U of L clinical translational building Research, Passport Health Plan Headquarters and Farm Credit Headquarters.
Schmidt Associates has a long history in Indiana. Opened in 1976, the company is known for its work in education, both for K-12 schools and college campuses, and for its focus on lifelong learning through community-based projects.
“We are delighted to welcome the Arrasmith team to the Schmidt Associates family,” said Sarah Hempstead, director and CEO of Schmidt Associates. “With this integration, there are tremendous opportunities for growth and new opportunities that benefit our customers and the communities in which we are building.”
The combined company currently employs around 110 people in the fields of architecture, engineering, interior design, construction management and administration. Both the Louisville and Indianapolis offices will remain in their current locations.