MONTREAL, June 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - GENIVAR Inc. (TSX: GNV)
("GENIVAR" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that WHW
Architects Inc. ("WHW Architects"), the largest and one of the most
successful architectural consulting firms in Atlantic Canada will
become its business partner in architecture for Atlantic Canada.
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, WHW Architects has approximately 70
employees. As part of the transaction, the firm that will continue to
operate under the name WHW Architects has also sold its shares to PBK
Architects Inc., GENIVAR's current partner in architecture.
WHW Architects is a full service architectural practice with outstanding
design and technical work which has been recognized with numerous
awards, including several "Lieutenant Governor's Design Awards for Architecture". Their broad range of work includes projects in education, healthcare,
recreation, transportation, cultural, retail and commercial buildings.
"We are very pleased to welcome WHW Architects as a business partner as
it has become a brand recognized for its excellence in architectural
consulting. This transaction will enable us to increase the array of
services we offer our clients and will further position us as the
"must-go-to" global consulting firm," commented Pierre Shoiry,
President and Chief Executive Officer of GENIVAR. "Through their
leadership, expertise and creativity, WHW Architects' principals and
their team have built and grown an exceptional practice of architecture
serving both public and private sector clients. We view this as a great
opportunity to accelerate our growth in Atlantic Canada," he added.
"Partnering with the GENIVAR team of experts is great news for WHW; we
are happy to be associated with a team whose values are aligned with
our own, reflecting a similar dedication to excellence and strong
client relationships. This joining of forces signals a strong vision
for the future of architecture in our region and across Canada and we
are pleased to be part of the realization of this vision. As partners
with an organization that has a global presence, we believe the
strength of our brand coupled with their outreach will allow us to
leverage our respective expertise and resources to better serve our
clients," said Keith MacGillivray, President and CEO of WHW Architects.
ABOUT WHW ARCHITECTS
Established in 1945, WHW Architects provides quality services across a
full range of planning, design, building assessment, adaptive re-use,
project management and construction administration roles for a wide
variety of building types. In addition to offering architectural and
interior design services, WHW Architects are leaders in green building
design, building science and building information modeling (BIM), as
well as in the latest in 3D computer modeling technology.
ABOUT GENIVAR INC.
GENIVAR is a leading Canadian services firm providing private and
public-sector clients with a complete range of professional consulting
services throughout all project phases, including planning, design,
construction and maintenance. Ranging in size and scope, GENIVAR's
clients primarily operate in the building, industrial and energy,
municipal infrastructure, transportation and environmental sectors.
GENIVAR is one of Canada's largest services firm by number of
employees, with approximately 4,500 managers, professionals,
technicians, technologists and support staff in more than 90 offices in
Canada and internationally.
Certain information regarding GENIVAR contained herein may constitute
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include
estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections,
guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact. Although
GENIVAR believes that the expectations reflected in such
forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance
that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These
statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be
based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking
statements. GENIVAR's forward-looking statements are expressly
qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
SOURCE GENIVAR INC.
For further information:
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (514) 340-0046, ext. 5104
Vice President, Atlantic Canada
Tel: (902) 835-9955
Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Tel: (514) 340-0046, ext. 5648
Keith MacGillivray, B.Arch., MRAIC
President and Chief Executive Officer
WHW Architects Inc.
Tel: (902) 429-5490, ext. 111