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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, July 6, 2013

Peikert Group Architects Mergers with San Luis Obispo Based RRM Design Group

Peikert Group Architects (PGA), an award-winning Santa Barbara based architecture firm, has announced they will be joining forces with RRM Design Group (RRM), a multi-disciplinary design firm.


PGA has been in business for 25 years and has specialized in award winning market-rate, affordable, and senior multi-family housing, mixed-use infill projects, and entitlement strategy.

By combining each firm’s unique expertise the new firm will be able to offer a greater range of services and skills to their collective client base. PGA will increase its geographic reach in California and its clients will gain immediate access to RRM’s multi-discipline services and state-wide practice. Erik Justesen, RRM Chief Executive Officer noted that the merger will allow “RRM to penetrate new markets and develop a new client base in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties as well as take advantage of PGA’s specialty services.” PGA will continue to operate in Santa Barbara as an RRM company under the name of Peikert + RRM Design Group

RRM was founded in 1974 in San Luis Obispo and is a multi-discipline practice with four statewide offices in San Luis Obispo, San Clemente, San Diego and Santa Maria and three field offices in El Segundo, Fresno and Coachella Valley. RRM offers architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering and surveying services and has extensive experience and expertise in residential (affordable, senior, multi-family, single-family, custom), commercial/retail, and public sector projects (public safety stations, schools, trails, open space, community centers).

Detlev Peikert remarked that “PGA’s expertise—particularly in urban design and affordable housing—are a natural fit with RMM’s design philosophy and passion for creating beautiful and livable environments.” PGA’s Principal, Detlev Peikert, and existing staff will continue to manage the Santa Barbara office.

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