Woolpert Acquires Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects
The addition of this versatile Virginia firm deepens and extends the national AEG company’s architectural expertise.
DAYTON, Ohio (Jan. 8, 2019) — Woolpert announced today that it has acquired Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects, an architecture firm located in Virginia Beach, Va. This addition bolsters the architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm’s design and planning capabilities.
Woolpert President and CEO Scott Cattran said, as part of the firm’s strategic plan, Woolpert was looking for an architecture firm with strong leadership, management and technical resources.
“We conducted a nationwide search for an architecture firm with an impeccable reputation for quality design and excellence in customer service,” Cattran said. “We wanted a firm that would expand our military architecture portfolio to the Navy and Army and add to our growing portfolio of projects with the Air Force, education and athletic institutions, as well as municipal clients. We found all of this with Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects. We have been working with Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects for a couple years now and are tremendously excited to welcome them to Woolpert. Together we will expand our services to our Virginia clients locally, and to our federal clients globally.”
Like Woolpert, Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects has worked extensively with municipalities, the Armed Forces, educational institutions and commercial clients, completing more than 2,000 innovative projects.
“We are thrilled to be teaming with the nation’s premier AEG firm to continue the delivery of quality products and services to our clients,” said David Isbell, Waller, Todd & Sadler president. “Woolpert’s talented, forward-thinking staff affords us the essential resources to further our support locally, as well as expand our worldwide reach. We are all very excited to begin this new chapter.”
This acquisition is the latest step in Woolpert’s long-term strategic plan, launched in 2015, to become the world’s premier AEG firm. It follows a minority recapitalization completed in December 2017, the addition of Strategic Consulting services in March 2018, and a corporate restructure designed to accommodate organic and acquisitive growth that went into effect at the beginning of this month.
Woolpert, which was founded in Dayton in 1911, has more than 800 employees and 28 offices nationwide. Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects was founded in 1956 and employs 34.
Woolpert is the fastest growing architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm in the country, delivering value to clients in all 50 states and around the world by strategically blending innovative design and engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic research and development department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners such as Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. The firm, which is 95th among the ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms, supports a mission to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 28 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.
About Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects
Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects Inc. offers architecture, planning, interior design and LEED services to both public and private sector clients. Our leadership is committed to expanding the core capabilities that have successfully served clientele for the last 62 years. Having completed in excess of 2,000 projects of various size and scope, we are committed to client satisfaction through quality document preparation and responsiveness to clients’ needs and concerns. A testimony to our professional abilities and commitment to customer service is that approximately 90 percent of our work is with clients from whom we have been awarded additional contracts. We are dedicated to providing innovative and appropriate solutions to each client’s most challenging design requirements. Through personal devotion, passion for architecture and technical expertise, WTS has become the “architect of choice” for an increasing number of returning municipal, state and federal clients.