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Stantec acquires architect firm VOA Associates

Stantec acquires architect firm VOA Associates

Another familiar Chicago architectural name is about to disappear.

This time, it's VOA Associates, whose signature Chicago projects include Roosevelt University's South Loop skyscraper, the ongoing renovation of Wrigley Field, and its roles in the 1995 renovation of Navy Pier and the planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Stantec, a publicly-traded Edmonton, Alberta-based global design firm with 16,000 employees, plans to acquire VOA in a stock deal, the Canadian firm announced Thursday.

The move gives Stantec footholds in key American markets where VOA has offices, including New York and Orlando, Fla., as well as Chicago. "The geographies align very well with the...

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