CJP Architects to merge with Kasian

CJP's reputation for Success in Academic and Healthcare Factilites Strengthen Kasian's Capabilities to Serve Clients throughout B.C., across Canada and Internationally

VANCOUVER, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd (Kasian), one of Canada's largest global architecture, interior design and planning firms, has entered into an agreement to merge the New Westminster based practice of CJP Architects Limited (CJP) into its existing operations.

Founded in 1954, CJP Architects' nearly 60 years of experience has provided some of the most recognizable and well received academic and healthcare facilities in western Canada. These include Douglas College's New Westminster and David Lam Campuses, the Performing Arts Expansion at York House School, the Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre, as well as the B.C. Children's Clinical Support Building and Chilliwack Hospital Addition.

CJP has amassed extensive experience in both new designs and renovations for a broad spectrum of Western Canadian projects. CJP owner Brian Hulme will become a Principal with Kasian and support its business development activities across various markets, with a particular focus in Academic and Healthcare sectors. In addition, CJP's staff of architects and technologists will transfer to Kasian's office located in Vancouver at the foot of Stanley Park. This merger is the second for Kasian in as many months.

Kasian and CJP share a common approach to clients and employees. "Both our practices are built upon serving the needs of clients and staff, and reflect a deep commitment to managing both with respect and transparency" commented Brian Hulme of CJP. "In joining forces with Kasian, I am confident that the strong relationships we've been able to create with employees and clients alike will only be strengthened" concluded Mr. Hulme.

"We are very excited to welcome CJP into Kasian. Their incredibly strong portfolio, particularly in educational facilities, will be an excellent addition and further enhance our capabilities in the Institutional market sector" observed Don Kasian, President of Kasian. "With the addition of CJP personnel, we will be able to expedite some recently won projects, as well as be better positioned to pursue new projects and continue our enviable track record of growth in British Columbia" concluded Mr. Kasian.

Kasian is one of the leading 100 architecture, interior design and planning firms in the world, with offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Our goal is to harness the collective expertise and imagination of our global team of innovative professionals to find feasible solutions to the complex questions posed by our clients. We employ an integrated, collaborative approach to design to create exceptional places and sustainable environments for people everywhere. Our award-winning projects range from the most advanced children's hospital in the world, to master plans for the most densely populated cities on the planet. Kasian's landmark projects in Vancouver include the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Link Building, the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOC), and the Surrey Civic Centre. To learn more, please visit us at www.kasian.com. To learn more about CJP Architects, please visit www.cjp.ca

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SOURCE: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

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