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June 12, 2018

Lord Aeck Sargent Joins Katerra

Pioneering Architecture and Planning Firm Joins Industry Innovator

Menlo Park, CA — June 12, 2018 – Katerra, a technology company revolutionizing the design and construction industries, and Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS), a leading architecture, interior design and planning firm, announced a partnership today that will help Katerra expand its design expertise, capability and U.S. footprint, while sharpening its focus on innovation across the spectrum of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, preservation and interiors.

In becoming a Katerra Company, LAS’s leadership and operations teams will remain intact and will continue their commitment to responsive design, technological expertise, and exceptional service through their existing six locations and eight practice areas. The power of Katerra’s innovative approach will enhance LAS’s ability to serve clients.

Founded in 1989, LAS is an award-winning architectural, interior design and urban planning firm seeking to create sustainable buildings that foster innovation and have a restorative impact on their inhabitants. With the addition of LAS, Katerra now has 291 designers in 11 locations, and the firm holds architecture licenses in 31 states, plus British Columbia and Alberta in Canada.

“Lord Aeck Sargent will play an integral role in cementing our position as a leader in design,” said Michael Marks, chairman and co-founder of Katerra. “Along with Michael Green Architecture, which recently joined Katerra, the addition of LAS more than doubles Katerra’s current design staff. It boldly expands Katerra’s level and depth of design expertise, focus on innovation, and sustainability efforts.”

“By aligning ourselves with a company that is disrupting the design and construction industry, Lord Aeck Sargent will help deliver high-quality design to more people throughout a broader geographic range,” said Joe Greco, LAS president. “We look forward to breaking new ground with a company that is poised to transform and optimize the industry. Katerra shares our vision of the power of design, innovation and technology, and a desire to deliver high-quality projects.”

About Katerra

Katerra is a technology company optimizing every aspect of building development, design and construction. With leaders from the most groundbreaking technology, design, manufacturing and construction companies, Katerra transforms how buildings and spaces come to life. Founded in 2015, Katerra has a growing number of domestic and international offices, factories and building projects. For more information, visit

About Lord Aeck Sargent

For 29 years, Lord Aeck Sargent has executed innovative, award-winning projects in academic, historic preservation, science and technology, interiors, arts and cultural, multi-family housing, mixed-use, and urban design and planning markets. The firm’s experts in these practice areas, who have deep regional and national experience and relationships, collaborate across six offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C. It has been named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 25 Architectural Firms 15 times, received American Institute of Architects’ National Honor Award and has been in Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms list 11 times. Lord Aeck Sargent is No. 88 on ENR’s Top 100 Green Design Firms list, and has been named a Top Green Design firm by multiple publications 16 times. For more information, visit the firm at

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Robin Clewley

Katerra, VP, Marketing & Communications

Anne Carros

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lord Aeck Sargent, A Katerra Company