Schaub+Srote Plan to Acquire Commercial Architecture Firm

Schaub & Srote Architects, LLC. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire John Lark & Associates, an accomplished architectural firm that specializes in commercial project master planning and design in the mid-west market.

The purchase of John Lark & Associates, based in Webster Groves, MO, further increases the current capabilities of which Schaub & Srote provides the commercial market along with extending their geographical reach to many other states including: Ohio, Michigan, Mississippi, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. JLA's clients will obtain access to the breadth of skills and resources available within the Schaub & Srote firm.

"We are excited and pleased with this pending acquisition," stated Robert Srote, Principal Partner of Schaub & Srote. "The integration of both firms will take place over the next few months. JLA's clients will continue to receive the highest quality service and support, which they have learned to expect."

John Lark and Associates, established in 1976 by John Lark, provides a wide range of commercial programming, master planning and architectural design services with a mission to design buildings that enhance both the built and the natural environment. JLA has been involved in building and park designs along with historic preservation, religious and light industrial projects. Their portfolio includes more than thirty Shop 'n Save Supermarkets, as well as projects for Save-A-Lot, Cub Foods, C&R Foods, Niemann Foods and Kroger. They have designed shopping centers throughout the Midwest including Kennerly Center, St. John's Crossings, Southpoint Center, Valley Plaza and Cape Girardeau Center. Individual building projects range from Walgreens, Gold's Gym, Borders Books, True Value Hardware, Tesson Park Medical, Petco, St. Thomas Holy Spirit Lutheran Church & Education Building, Sabreliner and many more. JLA has designed numerous restaurants, bars, office buildings, tenant finish and specialty projects including Panera (St. Louis Bread Company), Starbucks, Bel Italia, Fuzzy's Taco, and the Moonrise Hotel Roof Bar; a 2014 AGC Keystone Sustainable Project Design Awards finalist.

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