DLR Group Acquires Staffelbach to Create DLR Group|Staffelbach in Dallas
The architecture and design firm DLR Group has acquired the Dallas-based interiors firm Staffelbach. The firm will operate a Dallas office named DLR Group|Staffelbach with 70 design professionals, including 23 licensed architects and interior designers. Including Dallas, DLR Group has 29 offices throughout the U.S.
Staffelbach was founded by Swiss-born interior designer Andre Staffelbach, FIIDA, in 1966. Jo Heinz, FIIDA, joined Staffelbach in 1985 in leadership of the firm.
“Staffelbach is the ideal partner as we establish the DLR Group brand in Dallas,” DLR Group CEO Griff Davenport, AIA, said in a statement. “Staffelbach’s commitment to design excellence is unmatched. Andre and Jo have a tradition of a refined integration of arts, design, and architecture. Our vision is to attract firms with a shared commitment to design excellence and sustainability. Staffelbach clearly shares those beliefs.”
“Interior design must respect the architect’s concept and design for the building,” Staffelbach founder Andre Staffelbach said in a statement. “I am excited to join with a global, multidisciplinary firm. DLR Group is the platform to elevate Staffelbach to the next level in our evolution as a design firm.”