NELSON, Wakefield Beasley & Associates and WB Interiors deal finalized - form one of the largest integrated design platforms in the Southeast
Date: January 31, 2023
ATLANTA (January 31, 2023) – NELSON, a fast-growing global architecture, interior design, and consulting services firms, and Wakefield Beasley & Associates (WBA) and WB Interiors (WBI) have announced the finalization of their deal to join operations.
The closing of the deal has allowed the now-combined firm to cement their ability to deliver best-in-class architecture and interior design for their clients.
While the firm will now be one of the largest integrated design firms in Atlanta, their joint goal is to continue to maintain the boutique feel both brands have built throughout their history.
“One of our core commitments throughout this process has been to keep our clients at the forefront,” said Christine Veenendaal, NELSON’s Southeast Regional Executive. “While we are proud of our respective design achievements, what we are most proud of is our ability to support our clients. We are known for our ability to listen, work with our clients’ goals and constraints, and find solutions that are right for them. That is something that won’t be changing.”
This merger represents NELSON’s latest strategic move to increase its capacity, experiencing a wave of growth culminating in nearly 1,100 employees across more than 25 locations, and roughly 330 employees in the Southeast. But for the growing Design Giant, it’s not the size that matters.
“We will continue doing what has made us successful,” said Lamar Wakefield, CEO of Wakefield Beasley & Associates, and Vice President of WB Interiors. “We have built our firms on relationships, and our clients will continue to work with the teams they have trusted for many years. What changes is our ability to bring new services and resources that will benefit these relationships.”
The deal closed on January 9, 2018. Effective today, Wakefield Beasley & Associates and WB Interiors will operate as NELSON Companies.
NELSON is a global architecture, design, engineering, and consulting services firm with Teammates in 35 locations around the world and strong experience in a broad range of industries. NELSON works with more than 20 percent of companies in the Fortune 100. NELSON is ranked in the top 10 of Interior Design Magazine’s “100 Design Giants” list. As ranked by Building Design + Construction, NELSON is among the top three firms specializing in workplace interior design, and in the top 20 for office architecture and design. For more information, visit NELSONonline.com.
Founded in 1980, WBA offers architectural design services to more than nineteen private and public sector markets. WB Interiors was founded in 1985 to serve as WBA’s interiors partner and has since grown the business to serve clients in more than a dozen separate markets in the southeast and nationally. By offering architectural and interior design services to a diverse and loyal client base, WBA and WBI have grown their combined professional portfolio and expanded regionally, with offices in Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Dallas, TX and Charleston, SC.
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