On 27 February 2017 aarhus arkitekterne a/s changed its name to LINK arkitektur a/s, and became a fully integrated part of the Scandinavian LINK-family. "Our customers can look forward to cooperating with a proactive architect company that has the capacity and competence to develop highly specialized solutions," said Managing Director Tommy Falch, LINK arkitektur, Denmark.
"Together we will strengthened our capacity to operate throughout Scandinavia and demonstrate why we jointly are among the very best to plan, design and implement architecture that makes a difference,"says Managing Director Tommy Falch on the merger and name change.
Since the merger in December 2016 and in preparation for this day, the director along with the now former aarhus arkitekterne-employees, has exerted himself in saying "LINK arkitektur”. Now the day has come, and the name change is a reality.
Development of existing markets and bet on new
The two architectural firms have with the merger created one of Scandinavia's largest architectural firms. aarhus arkitekterne adds market-leading expertise in healthcare architecture and large-scale project management. LINK arkitektur contributes with an additional strong position in segments as healthcare, urbanism, housing, schools, hotels and landscape architecture. The synergies between the two companies will ensure customers and partners continued and new development opportunities.
The merger means that LINK arkitektur increases its involvement significantly within a series of segments in the Danish market, for example, within urbanism, housing, academic, public and commercial buildings. The new organization brings together the strongest competences in several fields and creates a strong professional architect environment across national borders.
"Throughout decades, we have been a market leader in healthcare construction and proved our ability to safely manage and complete large and complex life science building projects. We will apply this experience to other segments as well, with similar complexity, to improve the project execution “, commented Deputy Managing Director, Kirsten Anker Sørensen.
Tommy Falch, the founder of aarhus arkitekterne, continues his work as Managing Director of LINK arkitektur Denmark, in tandem with deputy Managing Director Kirsten Anker Sørensen. The other partners, in aarhus arkitekterne stays on in managerial positions. The two existing offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen continues without change as LINK arkitektur Denmark ensuring that employees will continue to be available for customers and partners on both ongoing and new tasks.
After agreeing the purchase of 100 percent of the shares, LINK arkitektur AS acquired aarhus arkitekterne A/S on 12 December 2016. The name change completes the merger of the two architectural practices. LINK arkitektur now employs more than 450 employees in 16 offices in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and is one of Scandinavia's largest architectural firms.
LINK arkitektur is one of the leading architect offices in Scandinavia, in terms of turnover, the number of employees and the number of projects completed annually. As a business model and philosophy, LINK has chosen to let our 15 offices with approximately 450 employees in Norway, Sweden and Denmark create their own culture and specialist fields. There are many opportunities created by having offices geographically close to you. At the same time, all the expertise in our system is permanently available. This means that you as a customer can benefit from the local knowledge of your nearest LINK office, with all the possibilities that this entails: We guide projects through the local bureaucracy in the most effective way possible, we ensure efficient and personal follow-up and we have personnel that are knowledgeable about the surroundings and the local property market. In addition to construction architecture, we also have wide and accessible expertise in planning, landscaping, interiors and the maritime/offshore sector. Due to our structure and the opportunities it provides for cooperation between offices, we always have the capacity to accept both large and small projects in residential and commercial buildings, transport, industry, urban development, public buildings, sports facilities, health care and education/research facilities. We have extensive experience in all of these categories.