Smith Carter Architects and Engineers has joined forces with GENIVAR, one of Canada’s largest engineering and professional services firms. “Our goal has always been to be one of the top tier firms in North America serving our local clients as well as national and international markets,” said Smith Carter CEO Scott Stirton. “By joining GENIVAR we will immediately gain scale, capacity and additional expertise. Current clients will enjoy a new depth of knowledge and capability while we can broaden our reach into new markets.”
GENIVAR’s Buildings Group is a partner to several well-known Canadian architectural firms including PBK Architects, WHW Architects, ANO Architects, the ARCOP Group and AE Consulting located in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Halifax and St. John’s. It is already home to approximately 200 professionals. With the addition of Smith Carter, the alliance will nearly double in size to 400 professionals with a strong U.S. presence in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
“We are very excited to welcome Smith Carter to the GENIVAR family. It is a leading firm in architecture and building engineering, respected for its work around the world,” said Pierre Shoiry, GENIVAR’s President and CEO. “In addition to its professional and creative excellence, Smith Carter’s leadership team has positioned the firm for growth. For this reason, I’m pleased to announce that Scott Stirton will be joining our National Leadership Committee where he will play a key role in developing a unified architectural platform.”
Founded in 1947 in Winnipeg, Smith Carter is known for its work designing and engineering complex projects in the areas of science and technology, health care, security and defence, and urban impact. Some of its projects include the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Boston University, the Manitoba Hydro Building and the Centers for Disease Control.
“We are taking this step so we can grow and create new and better opportunities for our company and our employees. We have a proud history that we will take forward into this alliance,” said Stirton. “With GENIVAR we have found both a strong business partner and a company that shares our values and our desire to deliver the best work possible. Together, we are confident we’ll build one of the world’s great architectural practices.”