Montreal-based architectural studio Lemay, founded in 1957, has acquired locally based interior design firm Andres Escobar & Associates (AE&E).
“Our existing clients will immediately benefit from Lemay’s integrated approach, expanded services, broad expertise, and creativity in multiple areas,” says AE&E principal Andres Escobar, who established the firm in 1989. “We will considerably enhance our current offerings, expand work on larger projects, and bring new value to our clients. I also look forward to developing new opportunities for Lemay around the world.”
Lemay aims to benefit from AE&E’s presence throughout the Middle East and New York, where it made its debut in 2001 with a project in Brooklyn and now maintains an office.
“We look forward to working with Andres’ expertise as he brings to the table an impressive international track record of unique and prolific high-end design and lifestyle projects in multiple sectors,” says Lemay president Louis T. Lemay.
While AE&E will maintain its Montreal and New York locations under the name Escobar by Lemay, Escobar is now a principal at Lemay and creative director of Escobar Design Studio.
“This is the right fit, as we both see design as a way to improve people’s lives through work for our clients,” adds Lemay.