Albany, N.Y. — CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) acquired PDT Architects (PDT), a full-service, community-based architectural, interior design, and planning firm of 25 employees based in Portland, Maine. PDT specializes in providing sustainable, high-performance design services to K-12 schools, health care facilities, corporations, municipalities, colleges and universities, and auditoriums and theaters in and around Portland and surrounding New England towns and cities.
CHA’s CEO & President Mike Carroll states, “PDT brings CHA experienced licensed architectural resources that will enhance our ability to expand our service offerings in many of our markets. This partnership is extremely positive for both companies. Our values and vision are very well aligned, and I am confident that together, these two firms will continue to responsibly improve the world we live in.”
David Webster and Lyndon Keck, PDT’s founding partners stated, “Our vision in 1977 was to create a high-quality, collaborative design firm that stressed innovation grounded in careful listening to client’s functional needs. Our tag line has been ‘Combining art and science to rethink, refine and reshape the built environment.’ This exciting opportunity to join the CHA family gives us a much larger platform to implement that vision.”
CHA will actively support PDT’s structure, processes and vision during this transition while allowing PDT to continue to manage daily operations. However, CHA and PDT will work closely together to maximize the expertise of both firms in order to enhance our ability to provide world-class engineering and architectural services to CHA’s and PDT’s clients. PDT joins the CHA family of companies including CHA Tech Services, Novara GeoSolutions, American Fire Protection, and Gryphon Engineering.