The award winning urban design, landscape architecture, planning & entertainment firm design firm, MSI Design, and award winning landscape architecture and planning firm, KKG (Kinzelman Kline Gossman), are pleased to announce a merger of the two signature design firms. The new company MKSK, will represent one of the most significant landscape architecture firms in the Midwest with offices in Columbus, OH, Covington, KY and Indianapolis, IN.
The merger brings together two firms with very similar backgrounds. Their work includes more than 400 projects in the state of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, California, and various other locations throughout the world. The client list between the firms is equally impressive and includes Nationwide, Children’s Hospital, City of Columbus, Ohio State University, cities of Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis, Purdue University, Royal Caribbean, Hilton, Warner Brothers, and countless others. The merger will bring together a total of more than 60 professionals and is expected to create new jobs in the years to come.
“The merging of MSI and KKG is a perfect fit—both firms have shared a vision for excellence and a passion for the profession,” states Keith Myers, MSI principal and co-founder. “The time is right for this to occur. This merger provides the opportunity to grow into the design market of the future.”
“This is a win-win situation for everyone,” adds Brian Kinzelman, co-founding partner of KKG. “MSI and KKG have similar cultures, so this will be a comfortable transition for everyone. We will remain practice area focused with the same key people in key roles. Together we will be able to attract and retain top talent and grow exponentially. We are in a building mode.”
“This merger is about the future. This positions us to continue to lead future urban design and landscape architecture challenges.” adds Myers.
MSI | KKG partners include Keith A. Myers, FASLA; Brian Kinzelman, ASLA, AICP, LEED, AP; Timothy S. Schmalenberger, ASLA; Mark Kline, RLA, ASLA; Craig E. Gossman, AIA, NCARB; Larry G. Wyatt, Clete Benken, RLA, ASLA; Richard W. Espe, ALSA, LEED AP; Karen J. McCoy, ALSA; and Kerry M. Reeds, RLA.