Performa's Past and Future with EUA
Past | Performa’s Origin Story: The Rise of a Purpose-Driven A/E Firm
In 1995, Doug Page, Jeff Kanzelberger and a small, tight-knit group of architects and engineers decided the industry was craving a different and better way. At the time, the A/E/C industry was much more interested in design awards than creating transformational outcomes. Performa was born out of two alternative beliefs:
1. It’s not about buildings per se, it’s about what a building can do for people.
2. It’s not about award-winning architecture. It’s about serving clients in any way that helps them connect their capital asset decisions to their purpose and business strategy.
Performa's Why: Giving purpose the space to thrive
The Performa founders shared a belief that the firm exists to give our client's purpose the space to thrive. Every organization has a purpose, a reason for being. Likewise, every organization is made up of people. Performa's core belief is that the craft of architecture and engineering has much more to do with an organization’s purpose, people and processes and that place (or the physical environment) should be a vessel to not just house but enable each of these things.
Performa's How: Listen.Engage.Design.
The team of talented architects and engineers aligns clients’ culture and vision with their physical environment by employing an engaging and collaborative design process that builds consensus, creates momentum, and achieves solutions that advance our clients’ purpose.
Performa's What: Architecture Engineering Elevated
Performa inspires potential through fully integrated architecture, engineering and design, with elevated capabilities, which when applied holistically to client challenges, produce transformational outcomes.
Today + Future | Purpose-Driven Leadership and Growth
Owned by Doug Page, Brian Netzel and Matt Marek, Performa has steadily grown since its inception 26 years ago. With offices in De Pere, WI, and Atlanta, GA, their team is dedicated to the cause of being a purpose-driven firm delivering transformational outcomes. Performa's talented team not only offers incredible technical expertise but are curious, honorable, optimistic and creative with an authentic passion for serving clients and partners.
In February 2022, Performa merged with EUA, making EUA an architecture, engineering and interior design firm with over 115 years of experience and over 250 employees in Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, WI; Denver, CO; and Atlanta, GA. Performa owners Doug Page, Brian Netzel and Matt Marek became EUA shareholders and Doug Page joined EUA’s Board of Directors as Vice President and Brian Netzel became leader of the Green Bay and Atlanta Studios.
Together, Performa and EUA are excited about the new opportunities and future expansion of services and geographic markets this merger will bring. Learn more about this merger.