Denver-based architecture and design firm Sink Combs Dethlefs will merge with Perkins & Will, a Chicago-based architecture company.

Sink Combs Dethlefs specializes in sports, recreation and entertainment design and will become the 24th studio worldwide for Perkins & Will, a $540 million company.

“The biggest driver behind the union of our two firms is the increasing focus on designing for ‘full-circle’ health and well-being — that is, giving people the opportunity to be active, fit, healthy, and happy at every point on the continuum of life experience,” says Perkins & Will CEO Phil Harrison.

“Together with Sink Combs Dethlefs, we can deliver creative, research-driven solutions to meet this demand, while providing superior client service—a shared hallmark of our practices," he said.

Read more about the merger at the Denver Business Journal.