Under the deal which is expected to be signed in the coming weeks the company will be rebranded Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will and become the US firm’s main London office
Pringle Brandon co-founder Jack Pringle (pictured) declined to comment on the financial details of the arrangement but confirmed there were no redundancies planned for the studio’s 90-strong workforce. Negotiations began over a year ago, he said.
Eight staff from Perkins+Will’s London base will join the new company. The recently launched Pringle Brandon Drew practice will also become part of the new enterprise.
Pringle will become the studio’s managing director and managing director of Perkins+Will’s Europe Middle East and Africa region.
He said: ‘After two years of expansion and success through the recession, we need to keep developing our practice and we are convinced that Perkins+Will’s combination of design excellence, broad expertise and ethos of social and environmental responsibility both meshes with who we are and would enable us to take our client offering to an entirely new level.’
Perkins+Will president and chief executive officer Phil Harrison added: ‘Pringle Brandon’s stature in corporate interiors, workplace strategy and more recently architecture, is a compelling complement to Perkins+Will and would enhance our ability to provide local resources to clients throughout Europe.’