CPL Acquires Ohio-Based Firm to Expand Services into the Midwest
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. and CLEVELAND, Oct. 30, 2023 ~ CPL, a full-service design firm with 48 years of experience serving public and private-sector clients, has added Cleveland, Ohio-based Makovich & Pusti Architects (MPA) to its growing footprint. The move combines MPA's portfolio and knowledge base in healthcare, higher education, and the public sector with CPL's innovative design approach and client-service expertise.

Todd Liebert, AIA, NCARB, CEO of CPL said: "The shared commitment to a client-focused practice and blending of cultures and talents will allow us to provide national expertise to meet the complex and diverse needs of their clients. Culture is key and MPA brings the same energy and values to their business and clients as CPL. We're committed to scaling our capabilities and preserving the creativity and agility that MPA provides."

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The addition of MPA will extend CPL's geographic reach with its first office in Ohio, partnering with the firm's Buffalo and Pittsburg locations to create shared resources and capabilities. It also brings a wealth of experience in projects such as Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, University Hospitals, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Kent State University, Cuyahoga Community College, City of Cleveland, and Cuyahoga County.

Don Rerko, AIA NCARB President of MPA said: "When seeking a partner our goal was to find a firm that shares a common set of core principles and mission-driven values. The opportunity to join the CPL team will allow us to broaden our scope and scale our services more quickly to meet the growing needs of clients."

The acquisition strengthens CPL's legacy of innovative design while enhancing client experience while building on future acquisition strategy.
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