Buro Happold and Paladino join forces

20th October 2021

(USA) – As part of a concerted effort to improve its sustainability consultancy offering to clients, Buro Happold has acquired Paladino Company, one of the world’s leading sustainability consultancies.

Having worked together on a number of world-renowned projects for nearly a decade, the two companies have helped to deliver some of the most innovative engineering and design solutions, such as the Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, PA – a LEED Platinum-certified project that has been dubbed “the world’s greenest high-rise”.

Paladino Company is internationally recognised as a climate action trailblazer, and work with world-leading multidisciplinary engineers and consultants. The acquisition increases Buro Happold’s breadth and depth of expertise to help architects, developers, corporations and the public sector use sustainability as a business tool.

The move also creates a platform for the continued growth of Paladino and Company. The firm is known for bringing wellness, resilience and sustainability to real estate projects, into new sectors and US markets, working with clients to minimise costs, increase profitability, create market demand and increase occupant satisfaction through its building design and operations.

Mike Seyle, United States Regional President, Buro Happold, said of the move: “Driving our growth strategy in the United States, joining forces with Paladino and Company not only broadens our geographical reach but also enriches our sustainability strategy and consultancy offerings to our clients. Both Buro Happold and the team at Paladino recognise the pressing global challenges of climate action, community building and human wellness that require solutions at scale.”

Tom Paladino, CEO of Paladino and Company, added: “Formalising the collaboration between our likeminded firms will bring a new level of speed and intensity to our sustainability solutions. Our boutique consulting DNA pioneering playbook and diverse national client base add points of leverage to Buro Happold’s mature platform. This expanded practice field [of offering] creates space for our people to learn and grow, which in turn will grow the firm.”

James Bruce, CEO of Buro Happold, concluded: “This exciting move underscores not only our core expertise area but also our commitment to climate action and to delivering sustainability solutions for all our clients. Having worked alongside Paladino and Company for nearly a decade, it’s a natural evolution to formally bring them into the wider Buro Happold portfolio to create significant new opportunities for our clients.”