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Stantec Acquires RNL

Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer.

Stantec, the global design firm headquartered in Edmonton, has announced its acquisition of RNL.

RNL is based in Denver and is a full service design firm offering commercial architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning. RNL has offices in Denver; Los Angeles; Phoenix; Washington, DC; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and has been recognized for its design of transit facilities, urban design, workplace, civic, higher education, and mixed-use facilities. RNL’s clients are in a variety of sectors, including but not limited to: public transit, civic, federal, energy, software development, telecommunications, and aerospace.

The company’s impressive portfolio includes the Research Support Facility (RSF) at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado. This is a 340,000 square foot, net zero energy facility for which RNL provided a full suite of design services, including architecture, interior design, site planning and landscape architecture. Stantec provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for the RSF.

Another high-profile building in the RNL portfolio is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Division 13 Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility. RNL provided the architecture, interior and sustainable design for this 540,000 square-foot facility. It is the first full, from-the-ground-up bus and maintenance facility for the Metro in 30 years. Features include photovoltaic (solar) panels in its very eco-friendly design. A rain capture system that that repurposes water for washing the busses is part of this facility’s system.

RNL is the visionary behind the architectural, interior, landscape, and lighting design for Spire, a 41-story, Denver high-rise residential project, and for the Burj Khalifa development (high rise workplace and residential towers) in Dubai.

“RNL is an exceptionally-well respected company in the industry, which brings both talent and presence to complement our continuously growing buildings practice,” said Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer. “RNL provides us with a critical geographic buildings design hub between our coasts with incredible service synergies to civic, transit, and commercial clients throughout the United States and Middle East.”

“Combining talents with Stantec offers a tremendous opportunity for our team members to collaborate on projects within a larger, established global network while helping to elevate their continually growing buildings practice,” said H. Joshua Gould, RNL chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to bringing our multidisciplinary expertise and our strong working relationships to the Stantec team, as well as providing our clients with the power of Stantec’s extensive global reach and resources.”

Stantec has approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. RNL is the latest American acquisition for Stantec, who seeks to strategically expand in the United States. Previous acquisitions include ADD Inc., SWH Group, and VOA Associates, among others.

For more information about RNL, please visit www.rnldesign.com. To learn more about Stantec and the acquisition, please visit stantec.com and stantec.com/about-us/news/2017.