obs Merges with Timmons Group to Expand Landscape Architecture in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – July 30, 2018 – Timmons Group, an engineering, design and technology firm, announced their merger today with obs landscape architects, a Raleigh-based landscape architecture firm led by Brian H. Starkey, PLA, ASLA. obs has operated in Raleigh for over 24 years. Their diverse and award winning portfolio of projects for corporate, private, institutional, non-profit and public clients will bring additional landscape architecture expertise and support to Timmons Group’s existing practice. Brian will serve as Director of Landscape Architecture Services for North Carolina, leading business development efforts and overseeing design.

“When the opportunity presented itself to merge with obs, we looked at it from our clients’ perspective,” said Keith Roberts, Principal of Timmons Group’s Raleigh office. “We knew that the firm’s reputation across the State, the quality of work they produce, and their client first mentality was an excellent fit for our firm culture. We are excited that Brian and the entire obs staff are joining Timmons Group.” 

In addition to landscape architecture, Timmons Group’s Raleigh office includes civil engineering, surveying, geotechnical, environmental, traffic and transportation, water/wastewater engineering, and GIS/geospatial services. “obs’s clients will now have access to not only our breadth of in house services, but our firm wide staff of over 550 employees,” said Roberts. “Timmons Group and obs’s clients are gaining the support of our dedicated, knowledgeable staff that will be with them from design to construction completion.” obs and Timmons Group have several clients in common including NC State, Wake County Schools, City of Raleigh, NCDOT and several architectural firms.

“The opportunity to continue working with Lauren, Jon and Michael and combining our emphasis on design with services provided by Timmons Group will provide our existing clients with seamless service, strengthen our capabilities and made the decision to join forces an easy one,” said Brian Starkey, owner of obs landscape architects.

Timmons Group’s Raleigh office has grown significantly over the last five years with this being their fourth merger. The Raleigh office now has 77 employees and expanded its office space by 4,000 SF to accommodate the growth this month. Timmons Group also opened its fourth North Carolina office this year in Elizabeth City to provide civil engineering and survey services. Additional North Carolina offices include Charlotte and Greensboro.

About Timmons Group
Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized for over twenty-five years as one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country.  The firm provides economic development, civil engineering, environmental, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Timmons Group has regional offices across the United States. For more information, visit www.timmons.com.

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Tim Klabunde
Director of Marketing
tim.klabunde@timmons.com


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