Watkins Architect, a prestigious architectural firm based in Fleetwood, PA announced its merger with Reading, PA firm Synergistic Architects. The company announced the merger on its website, www.watkinsarchitect.com. In its announcement, Watkins states, “Together our teams combine a rich diversity of project experience with decades of practice in the profession. The new team provides a tremendous depth of skill sets enabling an even greater range of services and resources.” Watkins Architect goes on to state that it looks forward to serving its new clients.
According to its website, Watkins Architect will continue to provide all of its core services, including site/facility evaluation, site/facility planning, land development planning, site/facility implementation, and interior design services. According to its website, Watkins Architect provides such services to businesses, industrial facilities, religious centers, residences, and government clients in the Berks County area and beyond. Watkins Architect has been providing such services since 1995. The firm noted that the merger with Synergistic Architects brought additional years of experience and expertise. https://www.facebook.com/WatkinsArchitect/
Watkins Architect announced that it would retain its commitment to environmental consciousness and sustainability. The firm is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, and remains an Energy Star partner. According to the firm’s website, LEED certification is a “voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven rating system that evaluates environmental performance from a whole building perspective.” Watkins Architect goes on to describe some of its environmental initiatives, including its use of solar, wind, and geothermal power, as well as its use of products made from plants that are harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter.
According to Watkins Architect’s website, Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Its goal is to cut down on costs and environmental harm through energy efficient products and practices. Watkins Architect stated that it is proud to remain an Energy Star partner, and showcased its 2009 Energy Star Challenge Award, which it received for its design of the Growing Hearts Early Childhood Education Center. Further details can be found at http://www.watkinsarchitect.com/certifications.asp . Watkins Architect announced that it is pleased to continue its commitment to green design, with the help of the Synergistic Architects team.