LOS ANGELES — National architecture and engineering firm Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) is pleased to announce its merger with Integrated Design Group (ID), an architecture, engineering, and planning firm specializing in data center design with locations in Boston in Dallas.

According to Peter Devereaux, FAIA, chairman of HED, this is a natural step for the firm.

“We are committed to strategic growth that increases the firm's ability to create positive impacts for our clients and their stakeholders,” he said. “Bringing the ID team into the HED family is a step on our journey toward expanding our expertise to enable a greater impact for our clients. It also allows us to reach new audiences — both in this new market sector for HED and in all the sectors we can now better serve in the regions surrounding Boston and Dallas.”

HED leadership recognizes this is an important, fast-growing sector throughout the U.S. and beyond.

“Many of our clients in health care, higher education, and corporate work, for example, are seeking this intelligence and specialized expertise,” Devereaux said. “This is an example of our strong ability to bring additional resources and insight to the table for our clients.”

The ID leadership and staff join the HED team working in offices in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento. The team is now 420 people strong.

Toni Asfour, managing principal of the Boston and Dallas offices, noted that the data center sector is experiencing tremendous growth and continues to evolve.

“Data storage, transmission, and security are supporting almost every aspect of contemporary life,” Asfour said. “Our leadership in this realm is long and deep; we bring market intelligence to all scales of this work. Our clients to date have included tech and retail corporations, financial, health care, pharma, and educational institutions as well as multi-tenant, cloud, and hyperscale data center providers.”

For more information, visit www.hed.design.