NELSON and H2L2 have combined operations to expound upon each firm’s range of services. H2L2, an architectural design firm founded in 1907, will brand itself as H2L2, a NELSON company, and will operate as part of the family of NELSON companies. This is the 17th combined operations move for NELSON in 10 years.
“Due to the global reach, size, and composition of the H2L2 practice, the combination of these firms will immediately evolve the NELSON brand beyond what we have achieved with previous mergers,” says John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr., president and CEO of NELSON.
With experience in architecture, planning, interior design, and infrastructure, H2L2 is best known for its global academic and infrastructure work that includes Penn State University, Temple University, University of Delaware, Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge, and the award-winning Fredrick Douglas–Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge. The firm also has a diverse interiors projects list for corporate clients including ING Direct, DuPont, and SAP.
“H2L2 has been able to leverage academic work on the global stage and deliver a broad range of project types for educational institutions worldwide,” says Barry Eiswerth, AIA, senior principal of H2L2. “With the support of NELSON’s account and service delivery platform, we will be able to evolve and raise our practice by several levels.”
John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr., and NELSON management team members will lead combined operations, while Eiswerth and his partners Thomas P. Plotrowski, AIA; Mykhaylo S. Kulynych, AIA; and Douglas E.R. Steele, AIA will assume significant roles. The combined firm will be comprised of almost 400 designers, architects, engineers, planner, and strategists.
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