PRIME AE Acquires Penza Bailey Architects

April 2021 | PRIME

PRIME AE Group, Inc. (PRIME AE), a NewHold AEC company, announced today that it has acquired Penza Bailey Architects (PBA), an architecture firm located in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in innovative design solutions supporting the K-12, Higher Education, Justice, Federal, Commercial, and Custom Residential markets.

With more than 40 years of experience delivering architectural design, interior architecture, and planning services for private and public clients of all sizes, PBA, now Penza Bailey Architects, operating as a Studio of PRIME AE Group, has a strong reputation for delivering innovative and award-winning solutions to their client’s project challenges. The PBA staff and portfolio of projects and capabilities strategically complements PRIME AE’s architectural practice in in Maryland and expands our capacity to support our local, regional, and national clients.

PRIME AE continues to expand its geographic footprint, service offerings, and capabilities through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, with this being PRIME AE’s third acquisition in the last three years.

“The hallmark of our success is offering client-centered solutions built around the framework of integrated building and interior solutions,” said Jeffrey Penza, Penza Bailey Architects Principal. “We are excited about joining the PRIME AE family and the opportunities this acquisition will create for our employees and clients.”

PBA is like-minded in PRIME AE’s commitment to enhance, maintain, and improve our communities in a responsible manner using innovative, sustainable, and sound architectural principals, while supporting the needs of the community and the environment.

“PBA possesses an outstanding portfolio of projects and a highly-talented team of professionals that support our efforts to strategically grow PRIME AE’s architectural footprint in the mid-Atlantic region,” said Kumar Buvanendaran, PRIME AE President and CEO. “We are thrilled that PBA shares in our strategic goals and to making a design impact across all of our architectural markets.”

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Jenna Silverstein
Chief of Staff
Ph: 240.461.6918

Penza Bailey Architects
Cynthia Stuber
Marketing Director
Ph: 410.435.6677

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