JCJ Architecture Acquires Group One Partners

The combined presence of two industry-leading firms brings a diverse skill set, portfolio, and depth of experience to the New England and national markets. 

JCJ Architecture (JCJ), a nationally ranked architecture, planning, and interior design firm, and Group One Partners (G1), an award winning architecture and interior design firm located in Boston, together announce JCJ’s acquisition of G1. This move represents an exciting new chapter for these well-established and like-minded firms and brings an impactful mix of design and delivery intelligence, complementary experience, strong reputations, and exceptional client service. G1’s deep roots in the Boston community, coupled with JCJ’s national footprint, network, and portfolio, enables both firms to expand their offerings in a seamless and effective way.

As longtime successful collaborators, the decision for JCJ and G1 to join forces grew out of mutual respect and is based on an understanding of each firm’s strengths and the ever-evolving needs of clients. This addition supports and advances JCJ’s long history working across community, hospitality, and commercially-based markets, an approach that has helped the firm to thrive for more than 85 years of continuous practice. In addition to an expanded presence in Boston, JCJ and G1’s combined insight and multi-faceted strengths in working across the US and at the forefront of hospitality design, will enable the team to address the needs of any hospitality project, from mainstream branded hotels, bespoke boutique, intricate renovations, to large-scale ground-up destination gaming resorts, and everything in between.

“JCJ Architecture is firmly rooted in service to the community and unwavering integrity. When evaluating a partnership of this type, it is crucial that the collaboration is based on aligned values and cultural fit,” said Peter Stevens, President at JCJ Architecture. “This acquisition emerged from a successful partnership between JCJ and G1 over several years where these shared values became evident and fully explored. We look forward to working with G1 Principals–now JCJ Principals–Harry Wheeler and Mary Faria and are excited about what we will be able to achieve together in this next chapter.”

A key aspect of this acquisition is the expanded potential for both firms within the Boston and greater New England markets. Combining G1’s 53-year history, its legacy, enduring relationships, and national experience in advising the hospitality and developer community with JCJ’s existing presence and diverse portfolio will usher in an exciting new era for both teams. Furthermore, JCJ’s community-based practice group will add an intriguing layer to G1’s deep understanding of the Boston-metro area. As JCJ looks toward future potential growth across all market sectors, this seamless cross-pollination will help to support broader geographic diversification opportunities in New England and beyond.

“Throughout our longtime collaborative relationship with JCJ, we have consistently discovered important synergies,” said Harry Wheeler, AIA, Principal at Group One Partners. “As our team looked to the future, we decided to take this extraordinary opportunity to expand our reach and resources, and to enhance the value that we provide to our clients, partners and employees.”

Ultimately, the exciting combination of industry talent, market insight and above all, a commitment to the highest level of design work and client service represented by this new arrangement make for what will be an exciting new journey for both JCJ Architecture and Group One.

About JCJ Architecture

JCJ Architecture is a forward-thinking and nationally ranked planning, architecture and interior design firm offering comprehensive services to clients in the K-12 and higher education, civic, gaming and hospitality sectors. Founded in 1936, the employee-owned firm’s mission is to provide innovative design solutions that enhance the environment, enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed.

With a long-standing reputation for business acumen and project delivery quality, JCJ focuses on bringing the qualities of adaptability, integrity, respect and collaboration to a design process that leverages the unique qualities and potential of each project. JCJ collaborates with clients across the United States from offices located in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Phoenix, San Diego, Tulsa, and Las Vegas. For more information, please visit www.jcj.com.

About Group One Partners

Group One Partners delivers distinctive, inspired spaces, building client satisfaction through streamlined creativity, strategic design, and attention to detail. Our collaborative strengths in Architecture, Interior Design, and Procurement support our superb designs with careful planning and precise execution, thereby providing our clients with the best services available. With our longstanding client relationships and commitment to visionary design, Group One is able to consistently deliver projects that exceed expectations.

Group One’s Architecture and Interior Design teams work by the principles of innovation, imagination, and quality. Our clients, and the quality of our relationships with them, are of the utmost importance to us. We strive to maintain the continuation of those relationships through tireless dedication to exceptional performance, earned trust, and mutual collaboration. With over five decades of award-winning design throughout the country and attention to client service, we strive to stand out from the crowd.