ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the critical need for better healthcare environments for children, EYP Inc., national leader in sustainability and comprehensive high-performance design, announced its intent to acquire Atlanta-based Stanley Beaman & Sears, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm and pioneer in the design of children’s hospitals. This union brings an additional specialization to EYP’s healthcare practice and specifically addresses the global need for high-quality, innovative pediatric care facilities. Both parties have signed a letter of intent with anticipation of closing by Dec. 31, 2016.
Stanley Beaman & Sears was the first to integrate technology for education and entertainment into children’s hospitals to enhance young patients’ journey to health and wellness. Sharing EYP’s commitment to expertise driven design, Stanley Beaman & Sears has worked on pediatric care facilities for renowned clients, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and University of Virginia Medical Center, among others. Additionally, the pediatric firm is involved with a range of philanthropic work in support of child health in Africa.
The addition of Stanley Beaman & Sears continues to grow EYP’s international healthcare presence. In 2014, EYP acquired WHR Architects to lead its healthcare practice, which is consistently ranked No.1 in healthcare renovation by Health Facilities Management Magazine. The group has seen continuous success and recognition for their deep expertise in evidence-based design, patient-centered care and behavioral healthcare in both new and renovation projects, such as Stamford Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Fulton State Psychiatric Hospital, and Denmark’s Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital. As the premier pediatric design firm practice in the U.S., Stanley Beaman & Sears complements the expertise of the group and expands EYP’s team of experts in healthcare design, client-focused care and biomedical research. The combined resources of WHR Architects and Stanley Beaman & Sears now places EYP among the largest healthcare design practices in the country.
Stanley Beaman & Sears also brings added expertise in experiential graphic design and interior design to EYP, complementing EYP’s offerings for the government, higher education, healthcare, science & technology and corporate industries. Stanley Beaman & Sears has provided these areas of expertise for such clients as Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Georgia Museum of Art and the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
“We design for clients who recognize that the fulfillment of their mission is directly linked to the performance of their facilities. For over 40 years, we have helped those clients—institutions of higher education, federal agencies, corporations and healthcare providers—advance their vision and goals by providing environments that are informed by deep, relevant knowledge,” said Tom Birdsey, AIA, President and CEO of EYP. “EYP and Stanley Beaman & Sears are united by passion and purpose, fueled by innovation, and focused on furthering our clients’ missions. Together with Stanley Beaman & Sears, we will continue to advance new methods of delivery that respond to the ever-changing needs of pediatric facilities nationwide. Expertise-driven design is our mission—it’s how we help our clients realize their vision.”
“It’s hard to imagine a better fit for our culture than EYP,” said Kimberly Stanley, AIA, principal of Stanley Beaman & Sears, “and the benefits to our clients are outstanding. Both firms see design as a collaborative journey of discovery with our clients. We’re excited about having in-house engineers and energy specialists on our project teams as well as being able to offer EYP clients new expertise and services.”
ABOUT STANLEY BEAMAN & SEARS:
Stanley Beaman & Sears, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an award-winning architecture, interiors and graphic design firm with a focus on healthcare, higher education and the arts. The firm has designed projects for notable universities and academic medical centers nationwide, and is a national leader in the design of healthcare facilities for children. For more information about Stanley Beaman & Sears Architects, visit www.stanleybeamansears.com.
EYP is a renowned global provider of high-performance building design, research, and consulting services for higher education, government, healthcare, and corporate clients. EYP is the only firm to have twice been ranked #1 for Energy & Sustainability by Architect Magazine. More than 650 professionals in architecture, engineering, energy, and interior design collaborate across 16 offices in the U.S. and Europe to deliver expertise-driven design. For more information, visit www.eypae.com.