Architecture firm Penoyre & Prasad has joined global design firm Perkins and Will. The merger, which grew out of the firms’ common environmental and social concerns, goals, and design philosophies, benefits both practices while enhancing design services for clients.

Penoyre & Prasad’s merger with Perkins and Will establishes a stronger architectural presence in London and the region, says Steven Charlton, managing director of the Perkins and Will London studio. Now a combined entity, the London practice will be able to design and deliver commercial and institutional projects across a variety of typologies.

Penoyre & Prasad joins European design companies Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Portland Design, and Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) on the Perkins and Will global platform. It will operate as a studio within the London studio of Perkins and Will, retaining its brand for a few years during a period of integration. All 35 staff members will collocate with Perkins and Will before the end of the year.