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LaBella Associates expands Asheville office to serve Western North Carolina

May 11, 2023 04:53PM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE – LaBella Associates, an international architecture, engineering, environmental and planning firm, has opened a new office in Asheville to extend its local presence. Marking a continuation in LaBella’s investment in and commitment to North Carolina, the Asheville office benefits clients and community members alike with its local team of seasoned experts, as well as access to the firm’s global resources.

Geographically positioned in West Asheville across the French Broad River from downtown Asheville, the new 3,000 square foot office will house eight employees, with plans to grow its staff to twice that size. The historic building was originally a U.S. Post Office in 1915 and offers natural light with 15-foot tin ceilings, terrazzo and concrete floors, exposed brick walls, and a mezzanine space.

 In November 2021, LaBella Associates acquired ODELL, a renowned and multi-faceted architecture practice founded in North Carolina. The integration of the firms provides many new benefits, including greater geographic reach, an expanded talent pool, and comprehensive service offerings. The Asheville office represents an extension of the acquisition, bringing more employees and expertise to the area.

“We are excited to grow our presence in North Carolina with the expansion of our Asheville office. We have been serving clients across Western North Carolina with a local presence since 2018. This office expansion represents our commitment to continuing our long history of success for clients across a wide range of market sectors,” said Michael Montgomery, Asheville Office Leader. “At our core, we believe lasting value comes from transformational ideas, and we remain committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients.”

The Asheville team serves public, private and non-profit client organizations in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, multifamily housing, sports and entertainment, office environments and mixed-use commercial. The local team will continue to leverage their expertise to explore local trends, like the design of post-pandemic flexible office environments and a sharp increase in the development of ambulatory facilities in lieu of regional medical hospitals.

Additionally, they help clients navigate unique challenges facing Asheville, such as opportunities for urban infill projects brought on by terrain and land ownership constraints. The addition of the Asheville office extends LaBella’s presence in the southeast region to 14 offices across Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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About LaBella Associates:
LaBella Associates is home to over 1,400 multi-disciplinary consultants who plan, design, engineer, and manage public and private projects that enrich our communities. Our expertise is recognized in infrastructure, buildings, environmental, and energy projects throughout the eastern United States and Spain. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, LaBella is a certified Great Place to Work.

Source: LaBella Associates