WHW Architects Becomes GENIVAR'S Business Partner for Atlantic Canada

GENIVAR Inc. announced that WHW Architects Inc., the largest and one of the most successful architectural consulting firms in Atlantic Canada will become its business partner in architecture for Atlantic Canada. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, WHW Architects has approximately 70 employees. As part of the transaction, the firm that will continue to operate under the name WHW Architects has also sold its shares to PBK Architects Inc., GENIVAR's current partner in architecture.

WHW Architects is a full service architectural practice with outstanding design and technical work which has been recognized with numerous awards, including several "Lieutenant Governor's Design Awards for Architecture". Their broad range of work includes projects in education, healthcare, recreation, transportation, cultural, retail and commercial buildings.

"We are very pleased to welcome WHW Architects as a business partner as it has become a brand recognized for its excellence in architectural consulting. This transaction will enable us to increase the array of services we offer our clients and will further position us as the "must-go-to" global consulting firm," commented Pierre Shoiry, President and Chief Executive Officer of GENIVAR. "Through their leadership, expertise and creativity, WHW Architects' principals and their team have built and grown an exceptional practice of architecture serving both public and private sector clients. We view this as a great opportunity to accelerate our growth in Atlantic Canada," he added.

"Partnering with the GENIVAR team of experts is great news for WHW; we are happy to be associated with a team whose values are aligned with our own, reflecting a similar dedication to excellence and strong client relationships. This joining of forces signals a strong vision for the future of architecture in our region and across Canada and we are pleased to be part of the realization of this vision. As partners with an organization that has a global presence, we believe the strength of our brand coupled with their outreach will allow us to leverage our respective expertise and resources to better serve our clients," said Keith MacGillivray, President and CEO of WHW Architects.

WHW Architects are leaders in green building design, building science and building information modeling (BIM), as well as in the latest in 3D computer modeling technology.

on June 19, 2011