BGA was founded by Calvert S. Bowie, AIA, and William C. Gridley, FAIA. The firm’s award-winning portfolio of work, and its focused expertise in master planning and design of K-12 independent school campuses and learning spaces, are a natural complement to DLR Group’s globally leading K-12 Education practice.
"BGA’s expertise in the independent school market is illustrated by its roster of long-term clients and the legacy of buildings they have designed that reflect the values and culture of those institutional clients," Davenport said. "Adding the resources of BGA to our K-12 studio in Washington, D.C. creates a platform to grow the leading education design firm in the Atlantic Coast region and throughout the Northeast.”
“Our profession is changing. Integrated design is the future,” Bowie said. “By joining DLR Group, we can now provide our clients with in-house engineering, interiors, high performance design, acoustics, lighting, and the full suite of design resources available within a 1,200-person design firm. Our teams now have access to a depth of design specialties and expertise that will benefit every client.”
Robert Allen, AIA; Elise Robinson, AIA; and Richard Salopek, AIA, along with Bowie and Gridley will join DLR Group as Principals and continue to lead the independent school design practice, which will operate as DLR Group | Bowie Gridley.
BGA and DLR Group will combine operations in a new Washington, D.C. location in the spring of 2022.