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Denver architecture firm acquired by Milwaukee company

Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) has more than 180 employees in three offices located in Wisconsin and Iowa, but makes its first move into Colorado with this acquisition.

“For over 25 years, BurkettDesign has set the standard for design services in Colorado, and we are thrilled to add that experience and expertise to EUA,” said Greg Uhen CEO of EUA. “Combining our core strengths in ground-up architecture in the industries of urban redevelopment and mixed-use, workplace, health care, education, senior living and science + technology with BurkettDesign’s exemplary corporate design, high tech lab, aerospace and data center expertise will make EUA even stronger in Colorado and nationally.”

BurkettDesign will change its name to BurkettEUA, and its leadership team, which includes owner Rick Burkett and principals Catherine Quintero, Michele Ponicsan, Gillian Hallock Johnson and Kitty Yuen, will become shareholders in EUA. Burkett employs 27 people locally.

“BurkettDesign was founded in 1990 and has established itself as one of the region’s most accomplished and recognized firms by focusing on client service and delivering high-quality, personalized design services,” Rick Burkett said. “Those core values and the team providing them will not change, but what will change is our ability to offer our clients even more specialized services with the added resources, expertise and support that comes from combining with EUA.”

EUA clients include Northwestern Mutual, GE Healthcare Worldwide and Johnson Controls, while Burkett has with with clients such as Charter Communications Inc., Vail Resorts and Janus Capital Group.

Both companies have worked for Denver-based Confluent Development, which is building a senior living facility in Ohio and and office building in Greenwood Village.

Molly Armbrister
Denver business Journal

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