DLR Group absorbs Overland Park architecture firm

Andy Anderson

DLR Group is putting a ring on it.

The 50-year-old architectural firm announced Wednesday that it would absorb Overland Park-based design firm Momenta. The marriage will result in a combined force of 84 design professionals in DLR's Kansas City office.

The romance began years ago, when Momenta principals began discussing a transition plan.

“Momenta is recognized as an innovative design firm in the education marketplace,” DLR Group Senior Principal Andy Anderson said. “Gary Nevius, Craig Serig, Scott Pashia, and the design professionals at Momenta share DLR Group’s belief in building long-term relationships with clients and using design to create value for all project stakeholders. The Momenta studio elevates our K-12 and Higher Education practices, and we are excited about the potential benefits this will have for our clients.”

Since 2004, Momenta has specialized in education, civic, and workplace environments for a number of projects across the Kansas City region, including the Blue Valley School District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) and Blue Valley Southwest High School; the KU Endowment Association at the University of Kansas Medical Center; the College of Engineering Building at Kansas State University; the Central District Development project at the University of Kansas; and ongoing work at Deanna Rose Farmstead.

By the end of the year, Momenta's staff of seven architects, planners, and interiors professionals will relocate to DLR Group's office at 7290 W. 133rd Street in Overland Park.

DLR Group's core areas of expertise include civic, courts, detention, energy services, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, K-12 Education, retail, sports, and workplace. With a commitment to sustainable design for a diverse range of public and private sector clients, DLR's mission is to "elevate the human experience through design."