AVRP Studios and Skyport Studio Announce Merger
Relationship Formalized by $1.2 Billion Seaport San Diego Project
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2016
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AVRP Skyport Studios is pleased to announce the merger of AVRP Studios and Skyport Studio. The new entity brings together the longevity, design excellence, and creativity of AVRP Studios with the highly regarded and innovative urban design specialist, Skyport Studio. The joint firm will operate at its combined space at 703 16th St. in San Diego. The merger was formalized when the two regional firms joined forces for Seaport San Diego—the most significant urban, waterfront project in San Diego. AVRP Skyport Studios brings new energy to the design and execution of some of the most visionary and high-profile projects in San Diego.
The catalyst for the partnership was Seaport San Diego, a proposed 2.2 million-square-foot development, which will replace the current aging Seaport Village in downtown San Diego. Beyond Seaport San Diego, the AVRP Skyport team is already well integrated, collaborating on planning and architectural projects internationally.
Douglas H. Austin, FAIA, Chairman & CEO of AVRP Skyport Studios, says, “Frank and I already knew that we work well together because we have been jointly involved in many of our city’s iconic projects for years. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Frank’s visionary and creative thinking skills under our roof.”
Frank Wolden, Principal at AVRP Skyport Studios, says, “My goal when I started Skyport Studio was always to associate with a larger firm that could bring more horsepower. I knew that my team could bring new energy and capability to an established firm. Joining AVRP Studios was the perfect match because Doug and I are very aligned in our vision for weaving together community connections with growth and development.”
About AVRP Skyport Studios
In a world of “decorated boxes” and formula design, AVRP Skyport Studios strives to find and develop an original idea that drives the creative process for each project. Principals Douglas H. Austin, FAIA; Frank Wolden; Randy Robbins, AIA, LEED AP; and Christopher T. Veum, AAIA, IIDA represent award-wining portfolios that have inspired developers and civic leaders to think beyond traditional boundaries to infuse each project with experiential community connections. Celebrating 40 years of creativity and accomplishment in 2016, the firm and its principals have earned nearly 150 design awards. For more information, visit www.avrpstudios.com.
Contact: Beth Binger
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