Global design firm Stantec has signed a letter of intent to acquire Edwards & Zuck, a 120-person, New York City-based firm with a history of pioneering engineering technologies to create efficiency, stability, and beauty in buildings along the east coast.
Edwards & Zuck has a 27-person Miami office at 3915 Biscayne Blvd. and there are other offices in Stamford, Connecticut, and Morristown, New Jersey. Among the practice’s projects is Miami’s Brickell World Plaza.
The acquisition, which will continue to strengthen Stantec’s Buildings business line in the US, is expected to close in September.
Edwards & Zuck provides mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design across diverse market sectors, including: corporate workplace, education, hospitality, gaming, and high-rise residential, retail, and commercial office development. The firm’s expertise includes commissioning, telecommunications, security, and sustainability consulting.
“Edwards & Zuck is widely respected for engineering sophisticated building systems in demanding urban environments,” says Bob Gomes, Stantec president and CEO. “Their embrace of innovation and their commitment to community engagement will further elevate our presence in key markets and geographies.”
Peter Sposato, Edwards & Zuck’s president and managing partner, said in a statement: “We are building on a heritage that dates back to 1929, and look forward to continuing this journey as part of Stantec. Both firms share a strong commitment to engaged, inspired employees who embrace new opportunities and who bring that energy and talent to our clients every day. I am certain that our employees and clients will benefit from the combined expertise of both firms.”
Stantec says the planned acquisition aligns well with its design practices in Miami, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Detroit, and Chicago.
Image: Brickell World Plaza, Miami