Friendly merger

Long-established Toronto-based interior design firm Mole White & Associates (MWA) will merge with national architecture, engineering and interior design firm Cohos Evamy integratedesignTM on March 31, 2009. The friendly amalgamation is the result of positive firm collaborations on mutual national projects. The addition of MWA to the Cohos Evamy team will strengthen the presence of both firms in the national market, better positioning each to deliver design excellence in and client service across Canada. “We’ve developed an excellent working relationship with Cohos Evamy on major projects over the past two years and have learned that our cultures, client focus and our passion for excellence are well-matched. We look forward to being a key component in the growth of Cohos Evamy’s interior design practice,” says Susan Mole, partner with MWA and new principal with Cohos Evamy. MWA joins Cohos Evamy’s multi-disciplinary team; a team that includes architects, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, planners and interior designers. Cohos Evamy has a long history of taking an integrated approach on all of its project work. Both firms look with anticipation to the increased opportunity and resources the union will bring to this approach. In the words of Jim Anderson, principal with Cohos Evamy, “Mole White’s contribution to our interior design capacity adds another layer of excellence to the integrated design approach at Cohos Evamy, enhancing our client service across the nation. ” Cohos Evamy is well recognized for excellence in interior design having been awarded three 2008 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada design awards; one for Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre Hall D, a second for its own Calgary design studio Customspace, and a third People’s Choice award recognizing Customspace. Cohos Evamy was also recognized with two 2008 Awards of Excellence at the North American Antron Carpet Design Awards for its work on the PCL Centennial Learning Centre in Edmonton. Mole White & Associates is a full-service interior design firm. Since 1976, MWA has been recognized for intelligent design, for effectively managing project schedules and controlling costs, and for zealous client representation. Established in 1960, Cohos Evamy integratedesignTM has a track record of integrated design excellence through more than 49 years of practice. Working from studios in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton, Cohos Evamy credits its strength to its 350 people who deliver excellence and an integrated approach to the provision of architectural, interior design, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services. For more information visit