Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing offices abroad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE and Ahmedabad, India, while also strengthening its resources in the United States. The new studio will be housed in Burt Hill’s Pittsburgh office and increase its current Pittsburgh-based team in the upcoming year.
“The International Studio provides a collaborative environment where our US-based team is not only managing projects outside the US, but also becomes more integrated with our overseas counterparts.”
Over the past three years, Burt Hill has built its overseas presence to over 400 employees and three offices, and The International Studio comes as a natural outgrowth of its expansion in the US market. “Our international work has opened a whole new and exciting world for us – it is high energy, fast-paced and creatively demanding,” states Peter Moriarty, AIA, president and CEO. “The International Studio facilitates the transfer of the knowledge and skills of our US-based staff and allows us to export our considerable experience in such market sectors as healthcare, K-12 and higher education to emerging nations that have a great need for these services. We believe it is the next step in our transformation into a truly global practice.”
Burt Hill maintains its commitment to investment in the local economies abroad and will continue its mission of utilizing the wealth of talent in these regions. “Our on-the-ground approach has been so well-received in the Middle East and India that we now have larger and more complex projects that have afforded us the opportunity to work on some of the projects here in the states,” explains Jim Radock, AIA, LEED AP, who will manage the architectural division of the studio. “The International Studio provides a collaborative environment where our US-based team is not only managing projects outside the US, but also becomes more integrated with our overseas counterparts.”
ABOUT BURT HILL
Burt Hill is an architecture and engineering firm with offices in Philadelphia, Butler, State College, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina, Cleveland, Ohio; Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; and Ahmedabad, India. The firm’s clients represent nearly every facet of the economy, including multinational corporations, real estate developers, nonprofit institutions, healthcare providers, colleges and universities, technology and biotechnology companies, government institutions, and individuals. The firm provides a wide range of services including architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape, and research, with particular expertise in sustainable design, technology integration, and energy management. For more information, visit the firm’s web site at www.burthill.com.