In a decision to further invest in growth in the Central Texas area, MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying, D.P.C. has merged with Architectural Edge in Temple, Texas, to further expand its talent base and client resources.
Originated in the Rochester area of New York State in 1927, MRB Group has developed over nearly a century into a mid-sized civil engineering and architecture resource focused on infrastructure and facilities that serve the public. After teaming with Architectural Edge on several projects, the two companies realized that their design approach and service to their municipal and private sector clients were similar and that both could benefit by joining staff and resources.
“Initially, we looked at Architectural Edge to partner with us on projects,” said President Ryan Colvin, P.E.. “We were impressed with the local reputation and integrity of the firm – and its people. We decided they would be an excellent fit with the MRB Group team,” he stated.
“Statistics show that Central and North Texas are attracting businesses and people in record numbers,” he said. “There’s a tremendous need for our level of expertise in order to meet the increasing demand for reliable, sustainable, and affordable infrastructure and facilities,” Colvin continued.
Architectural Edge has been a prominent architectural firm in Temple since 1999, focusing predominantly on serving the Central Texas Region. The firm’s owners Tanya Mikeska-Reed and Randy Stumberg are long-time Temple area residents and have made it a primary focus to invest in Bell County, now and in the future. The staff of Architectural Edge will remain the same, but transition into the MRB Group team. Other local team members, Senior Designer Dan Mojica and Associate AIA Crystal Cowen, will take on new responsibilities and expand their roles. Also working closely with the Architectural Edge staff will be Gil Gregory, Project Manager for MRB Group, a lifetime resident of the Temple area. MRB Group intends to add even more professional staff in the near future, creating additional jobs and further expanding services to the Central Texas area.
Currently, MRB Group employs professional engineers, architects, planners, as well as technicians and support staff numbering more than 60 in offices throughout upstate New York, and Central Texas. The Texas offices are currently located in Austin, Mart and now Temple.
The Architectural Edge team will remain in Temple, where a new, larger office will house the growing MRB Group team. Positioned in the Waterford Professional Park, the 21-room suite will accommodate both the civil engineering and architecture departments, allowing collaborative teamwork and one-stop shopping for clients seeking turn-key solutions.
According to Tanya Mikeska-Reed, this will benefit many of the clients who have come to depend on Architectural Edge over the years. “We have essentially expanded our level of support,” she stated. “Our clients can continue to rely on us – now with additional in-house staff to fully address everything needed to implement a solution – or bring a vision to reality,” she said.
“We’re extremely pleased to add the talent, expertise, and energy of a new team, with established roots in Central Texas” said President Colvin. “We look forward to continued growth and achievement, and continuing to serve our clients with award-winning engineering and architecture,” he concluded.
“The collaboration of these two firms, its staff and resources will create new jobs, new opportunities and a depth of services that will only enhance our ability to serve our clients,” said Mrs. Reed. “It will also provide for a better work environment for our employees, offer more benefits and recruiting tools. We are very much looking forward to a new image with unlimited possibilities for the communities that depend upon us.”