New Partnership Helps Build Better Communities

Charrette Venture Group and UK Architects Expand Community Design Capacity in Upper Valley

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DES MOINES, IA and HANOVER, NH – September 16, 2015 – Today, Charrette Venture Group (CVG), a venture group focused on supporting and enabling entrepreneurial architects and designers, and UK Architects announced that they have formed a new partnership designed to spawn significant growth in the long-standing architecture firm and expand its services throughout the Upper Valley region.

Founded in 1992, UK Architects has deep roots in Hanover and the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. They specialize in bringing a high level of attention, quality and design to projects for clients ranging from Community Partners to Educational Institutions to Healthcare Organizations to Private Homeowners. Their focus is on projects that add to the community and quality of life that extends beyond the footprint of the buildings they create.

"This deal helps us expand our capacity to help our clients improve their communities and achieve their goals,” says Chris Kennedy, Owner of UK Architects. "CVG gives us the resources and a team of professionals to raise our game in a variety of areas so that we can focus on building a stronger business," says Kennedy.

“Partnering with UK Architects allows us to raise the level of practice and service for communities and clients in an area where we’ve never been,” said Todd L. Reding, Chief Operations Officer and Vice President for Investments at Charrette Venture Group. “Chris Kennedy and his team already bring a passion for quality and service to their projects. I’m excited that we’ll be helping them make an even greater impact in the Upper Valley region.” he said.

Charrette Venture Group is a global venture firm based in Grinnell, Iowa, that invests in small and growing design firms. They specialize in helping these firms reach new heights by investing capital, resources and services to overcome common challenges.