Vocon Welcomes Conant Architects into their Family

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Deal Strengthens New York Office, Broadens Capabilities to Pursue Global Growth

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“This move supports our existing New York operations and provides us with a solid platform for future growth.”

Vocon, a leading architecture and interior design firm, announces the acquisition of New York-based Conant Architects. This deal anchors Vocon’s New York presence with Conant Architect’s strong local leadership team possessing more than 60 years experience combined while expanding the firm’s depth of design expertise and geographic reach to better merge the disciplines of architecture, interior design, branding, graphic design, workplace strategy and change communications to benefit clients across the advertising, public relations, retail, consumer products, professional services, legal and municipal sectors. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vocon is recognized as one of the top 40 design firms internationally. This deal cements Vocon’s position as one of the largest design firms in the country, bringing its staff to 120 professionals. While this development expands Vocon’s New York staff and adds senior leadership, the firm has long enjoyed working with several New York-based clients.

Conant Architects was founded by Peter Conant in the spring of 2000 based on the simple idea of providing creative design solutions for the needs of business. Since that time, Conant Architects has grown to offer architecture, interior design and branding services to clients in the finance/banking, advertising, consumer products, not for profit and professional services sectors. As a result of this deal, Mr. Conant is the principal of Vocon’s New York office, and the Conant Architects staff now joins the Vocon team.

“I’m pleased to lead Vocon’s New York office with senior professionals Lois Palguta and Lance Amato, as well as bring a unique breadth of strategic capabilities to solve clients’ design challenges,” stated Peter Conant, principal of Vocon’s New York office.

"This deal is an exceptionally great fit as the ideologies and values of both firms are very aligned,” explained Debbie Donley, founder and principal of Vocon. “This move supports our existing New York operations and provides us with a solid platform for future growth.”

“We are excited to offer broad architectural project capabilities, including architecture, interior design, branding, graphic design, workplace strategy and change communications to clients nationwide and internationally to grow the firm,” said Paul M. Voinovich, Vocon Principal.

About Vocon
Established in 1987 with offices in Cleveland and New York, Vocon creates distinctive, productive work environments for private- and public-sector clients across the globe through the delivery of full-scale architectural project capabilities including architecture, interior design, branding, graphic design, workplace strategy and change communications. Licensed in all 50 states, Vocon is one of the largest design firms in the country as well as one of the top 40 design firms internationally. Some of the largest organizations worldwide are Vocon clients including KeyBank, Goodyear, Willis, Cliffs Natural Resources, Nestle, Colgate-Palmolive, Avon Products, J. Crew and Thomson Reuters. For more information about Vocon, visit http://www.vocon.com .

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