CDA Architects announces the firm’s acquisition by Pond, an international architectural, engineering and planning firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Pond’s acquisition of Columbia-based CDA Architects integrates the personalized service of a 10-person office with the robust capabilities of a large 430-person company that expands services beyond architecture and interior design to include engineering, planning, construction, community development, transportation and energy. The acquisition strengthens Pond’s presence in South Carolina and expands resources to serve both companies’ clients in the Southeast.
CDA also has an office in Charleston.
Curt Davis established CDA Architects in 1984, with a vision to provide clients with architectural design services delivered with excellent client care. For more than 32 years, Curt’s vision remained at the core of CDA’s mission, central to the development of rewarding and long-term relationships with clients, designers and employees.
“The Pond acquisition holds a great future for both CDA’s clients and staff alike! I am looking forward to new beginnings with the Pond family!” – Curt Davis, AIA, LEED AP, President – CDA Architects
Since 1965, Pond’s experienced architects, planners, engineers and constructors have delivered exceptional results to clients, emphasizing personal commitment, innovation and integrity. The acquisition expands Pond’s global footprint, adding Columbia, SC to existing offices in Atlanta, GA (Headquarters); Augusta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; New Orleans, LA; Virginia Beach, VA; Huntsville, AL; Mobile, AL; Tampa, FL; Colorado Springs, CO; Charleston, SC; Ft Worth, TX; Houston, TX: Pasadena, TX; San Antonio, TX; Phoenix, AZ; St Louis, MO; Washington, DC; Japan; Canada, and Spain.
The POND | CDA Architects’ office will be led by Program Manager and Senior Associate, Dave Yensan, AIA. Dave brings a unique perspective: prior to his association with Pond, Dave was a principal with CDA for 21 years. His integral knowledge of both firms weaves CDA’s local heritage with Pond’s winning business approach.
“We are thrilled to have CDA Architects join Pond. Our corporate cultures are compatible, focused on strong client relationship development and the advancement of our clients’ vision. Dave Yensan will be a great asset to Curt as we introduce enhanced services to CDA’s clients.” – Tony Parker, P.E., President & CEO – Pond
POND | CDA Architects embraces a primary commitment to client satisfaction, achieved through actively listening to develop responsible design solutions. Pond’s acquisition of CDA will provide the greater Midlands area with a renewed choice for Architecture, Interiors, Engineering, Planning and Construction services for education, hospitality, government and other project types where design excellence and engineering precision matter.
Pond, founded in 1965, is a progressive, full-service architecture, engineering, planning, and construction firm providing professional solutions to government, corporate and private sector clients worldwide. Pond employs more than 430 individuals in various professional disciplines and is independently owned and operated.