H2M architects + engineers (H2M) a Melville, NY based full service multi-disciplined professional consulting and design firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Wiedersum Associates Architects (Wiedersum) as of March 1, 2019. Wiedersum is one of the oldest family-owned architectural firms on Long Island located in Hauppauge, NY. After the acquisition, Wiedersum’s team will reside in H2M’s Melville, NY office and will have a primary focus within the H2M Education Market. Both firms are looking forward to bringing their individual expertise together to provide a high-quality level of service to both their current and future clients. This partnership affirms the strategic business decision both firms have made to bring their relationship to the next level.
Wiedersum was founded by Frederic P. Wiedersum in Valley Stream, NY in 1926. The firm has been a leader in the K-12 Education Market with notable and unique educational projects such as The Rosemary Kennedy Center in North Bellmore for Nassau BOCES, which was the largest public day school of its kind in the nation that was dedicated to a diversified range of special needs children. The firm has also achieved numerous awards for outstanding design, the latest being the new 74,700 square foot Learning Resource Center at the Brentwood Campus of Suffolk County Community College, as well as expansion of Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park.
The Wiedersum organization is presently under the leadership of Richard (Rick) W. Wiedersum, AIA, the fourth generation of architects. Rick’s role at H2M will be in leading a K-12 studio, as well as lending a high level of assistance in the Education Market, teaming with our current Education Market Director, Guy Page, RA, CSI and the Deputy Market Director Saverio Belfiore, AIA, CSI.
“Joining the H2M Team allows us to utilize their extensive support structure to better serve our clients,” said Rick Wiedersum, AIA, LEED AP on the partnership of Wiedersum Associate Architects with H2M.
Wiedersum Associates brings to H2M their unique history, diversified design experience, and expertise in the Education Market. The firm has always been committed to providing the highest level of design services to their clients which aligns seamlessly with H2M’s core values making this partnership a perfect fit.
“Wiedersum Associates for years has been a friendly competitor, so this acquisition is exciting for all of us as we combine our expertise and strengthen the services we are able to offer to our clients,” said Joseph Mottola, AIA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at H2M.