This strategic acquisition will help to deepen relationships with greater DC-area clients while broadening design service offerings.
Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (Little), a national transdisciplinary design firm focused on elevating the performance of our clients announces the strategic acquisition of Hughes Group Architects in Sterling, VA. Joining forces will allow us to expand our practice areas of expertise to our wide client base. Combining Hughes Group Architects’ deep strength in public safety, higher education, K-12 schools and recreation facilities with our already established Workplace, Retail and Healthcare practices will offer a wide array of talent to the greater Washington, DC area and beyond.
“People – our clients, our teams and the communities where our projects exist – are the heartbeat of everything we do at Little,” said Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Little. “We are excited to have the talented people from Hughes Group Architects join us to deepen our bench depth in our community and education sector clients. Our other practices will benefit from their experience as we collaborate to bring our clients design solutions that are focused on their business goals.”
Gavin Myers, AIA, a Principal at Hughes Group Architects, will serve as the new Office President for Little’s Northern Virginia office. “Joining Little offers our team the unparalleled resources and expertise of a national transdisciplinary design firm while enhancing and continuing our commitment to outstanding client service,” Myers said. “Becoming part of Little will allow us to offer a much wider breadth of design services to our clients than ever before.”
Both companies have a shared passion for design with rich histories that span decades. Little and Hughes Group Architects are committed to improving human experience and organizational performance through responsible and innovative design. We will be stronger together and continue to elevate client performance and to deliver results beyond architecture.
“We are proud of the legacy Hughes Group Architects has built since our founding in 1977,” said Amado Fernandez, AIA, NCARB, Principal at Hughes Group Architects. “For nearly five decades we have served our clients through purposeful design. We look forward to continuing our high level of client service in our next chapter with Little, a firm that shares our vision of crafting meaningful projects for our varied communities.”
About Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
Little is a national design firm recognized for crafting exceptional solutions that elevate client performance in the community, retail, workplace and healthcare industries. With nearly 400 professionals across the U.S., the firm combines expertise in traditional architectural services (architecture, engineering, interior architecture) with proficiency in additional architectural consulting services (planning, sustainability, site design, brand consulting, digital visualization and smart building technologies). Locally, the firm is known for having designed projects such as the Nature Conservancy Sustainability Retrofit, Catholic University Student Engagement Hub and Burtonsville Shopping Center Reposition. For more information, visit littleonline.com.
About Hughes Group Architects
Since our founding in 1977, Hughes Group Architects has secured a national reputation for the skills and imagination required for innovative designs and the integrity needed for on-time, in-budget project completions. Our process is collaborative and results in projects that are highly functional, realize our client’s vision, and are aligned with the unique context of each project. Hughes Group is a nationally respected, award-winning design firm with projects of varied types including Public Safety, Higher Education, K-12 Schools, Recreation and Athletics Facilities, and Commercial Architecture. For more information, visit hgaarch.com.