Eppstein Uhen Architects Acquires KINDNESS Architecture + Planning
Scott Kindness, owner of KINDNESS Architecture + Planning, will be taking a leadership role as Director of EUA’s Living Environments studio.
Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) announced on Friday, August 12 they have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of KINDNESS Architecture + Planning. The seven-member staff will be relocating to EUA’s Milwaukee headquarters. Scott Kindness, owner of KINDNESS Architecture + Planning will be taking a leadership role as Director of EUA’s Living Environments studio. This studio of over 25 dedicated staff works with multi-family, mixed use and senior living clients. As a past EUA employee, working with the firm in the residential studio for nine years in the 1990’s, Kindness said of returning to the firm “It’s a wonderful opportunity. I have found that we are not just ‘like-minded,’ we are ‘same-minded’ in the way we approach our clients and people. During my career I have found my passion in mentoring others, and this leadership role allows me to make a larger impact in the life of staff, clients, and the community”
In addition to filling an essential leadership role at EUA, the decision to acquire Scott’s firm was founded on their similarities; in business philosophy – how clients are treated, in management – their focus on employee experience and in their shared values – of doing the right thing.
This acquisition is part of a long-term growth plan for the firm to strengthen their current marketplace position, determine emerging markets and build staff strength, while continuing to provide the level of quality design and service EUA is known for. EUA, Milwaukee’s largest architecture firm, has additional market focus in workplace, healthcare, education and science + technology. The company is well known as a Top Workplace and has become a destination for top talent in the industry. Greg Uhen, CEO said, “I have known Scott for many years and have followed his work with admiration. He’s a great guy, and a great fit. We are delighted to have him back on our team.”
Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is best known for designing environments that elevate people’s potential. More than 160 employees in Milwaukee, Madison and Des Moines demonstrate unparalleled commitment to the markets, communities and clients they serve. The respected 108-year-old firm specializes in several markets including workplace, healthcare, education, senior living, student housing and mixed-use. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at eua.com.
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