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Stewart Engineering and HadenStanziale to Merge


North Carolina Engineering and Landscape Architecture Firms Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Raleigh, NC, June 15, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Stewart Engineering (http://www.stewart-eng.com) and HadenStanziale (http://www.hadenstanziale.com) have announced that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge. With the corporate office located in Raleigh and a branch office in Charlotte, N.C., Stewart Engineering provides engineering, technical and design services in the areas of structural, civil, geotechnical and transportation engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, construction services and greenway design. HadenStanziale, a full-service planning, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental graphics and civil engineering firm, has offices in Durham and Charlotte, NC.

Stewart Engineering and HadenStanziale have worked on many projects together over the past 17 years, including the Undergraduate Science Building at North Carolina A&T State University, Duke School of Medicine Learning Center, the UNC FPG Child Development Institute, Chidley Hall at North Carolina Central University, the Discovery Science Center at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s Terminal 2 and NC State University’s SAS Hall. This merger will make the new company one of the largest engineering and landscape architectural design firms based in North Carolina, with 115 total employees and 60 licensed professionals.

Neither company plans to lay off employees as a result of the merger. In the Triangle, staff will continue to work out of the Raleigh office of Stewart Engineering and the Durham office of HadenStanziale. The Charlotte offices of both firms will be consolidated into one location in the Queen City sometime in the coming months.

While the merger holds many advantages for the firms’ clients, commitment to client service remains the highest priority. The merger will not affect the following:

- Current project teams
- Current project schedules
- Access to project team members

Leaders of the two firms expect the details of the merger to be finalized within the coming months. Regular updates on the status of the merger will be communicated to current clients.

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“Stewart Engineering and HadenStanziale have services that are extremely complementary with each other, and this merger will allow us to create a new firm that brings together the best of both organizations,” said Robert Macia, PE, LEED AP, president of Stewart Engineering. “HadenStanziale’s strong history of award-winning landscape architecture and design work will be a tremendous asset to our clients. We feel we can now offer the best in planning and design in conjunction with strong engineering expertise.

“This merger is a promising step for HadenStanziale and signals even more growth and success ahead for our firm,” said George Stanziale Jr., ASLA, senior principal and co-founder of HadenStanziale. “By merging with Stewart Engineering, a strong industry leader, we have made a well-chosen strategic alliance that will provide us with new partners and an expanded client base.”

“The combination of Stewart Engineering and HadenStanziale, two organizations focused on the highest quality design and client care, is a very exciting and promising one,” said Willy E. Stewart, PE, CEO of Stewart Engineering. “The merging of our two highly visible brands allows us to be a more innovative and exciting company for our employees, as well as a more resourceful partner for our clients.”

About Stewart Engineering:
Based in Raleigh, Stewart Engineering provides engineering, technical and design services in the areas of structural, civil, geotechnical and transportation engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, construction services and greenway design. With a corporate office located in Raleigh, N.C., and a branch office in Charlotte, N.C., Stewart Engineering is well-positioned to serve its diverse client base, which includes area architects, private developers, contractors, municipalities, universities, hospitals, community colleges and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The firm’s accolades include an EDGE award from Triangle Business Journal, the Pinnacle Award for Growth and Stability from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and multiple awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina including the 2012 Grand Conceptor Award. Additionally, the firm has been recognized as a Small Professional Service Firm (SPSF) by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Stewart Engineering employs 90 people and is certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) owned and controlled by minority, women, disabled or disadvantaged owners. For more information, visit http://www.stewart-eng.com.

About HadenStanziale:
HadenStanziale’s North Carolina roots date back to 1980 when Jim Haden and George Stanziale led regional offices as part of an international design firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through the purchase of that firm’s North Carolina offices in 1995, HadenStanziale became a full-service planning, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental graphics and civil engineering firm. While focused on the southeastern U.S., the firm practices nationally with active projects in ten states. Projects range from 10,000-acre planned communities to urban plazas, and from mixed-use villages to county-wide greenway plans. HadenStanziale’s work has included high profile projects such as Treyburn, Southpoint, Duke University’s Medical and Cancer Center expansion, the Durham Bulls Baseball Stadium and the Raleigh Durham Airport in the Triangle as well as the uptown streetscape in Charlotte, significant parks and recreation projects throughout the state, and coastal projects that include Saint James Plantation and Brunswick Forest near Wilmington, N.C. In South Carolina, the firm’s projects have included the Prince George and DeBordieu communities near Pawleys Island. The firm has received more than 50 state, regional and local design awards, and was most recently named the 2011 Firm of the Year Award by the NC Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects. For more information, visit http://www.hadenstanziale.com.

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