Cordogan Clark, Lesko Join to Grow Midwest Footprint


A longstanding Cleveland-based architectural firm has formed a partnership with Cordogan Clark & Associates.

With the new partnership, the two family-owned firms' reach and service to current and future clients has also expanded.

Lesko Architecture, founded in 1953 by architect Nicholas Lesko and well-respected for its passion in designing exceptional pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools, is celebrating its 70th year in business by partnering with Aurora, Ill.-based Cordogan Clark. The joint announcement was articulated by Lesko Managing Principal Robert W. Blatchford, Jr. and Cordogan Clark Principal John Cordogan.

"We are excited about the opportunities this merger brings and the enhanced services we can provide to our clients," said Cordogan. "The work that emerges from the designers who comprise this trusted, family-owned, Cleveland-based firm will continue to represent all sizes of clients and projects. Now, through Lesko's partnership with also family-owned Cordogan Clark, we have greater capacity to land larger projects, increase our geographic footprint and acquire additional talent. It's exciting for us to call Lesko a partner and to embrace the potential of what we bring together."

The new partnership will also produce additional opportunities for work across multiple sectors in the Cleveland market, according to Blatchford.

Key benefits of the partnership include expanded geographic reach across a broader territory including Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa and beyond; enhanced capabilities via a comprehensive menu of architectural, engineering, design planning, construction management and sustainability consulting services; increased innovation thanks to the synergy of the two firms' teams; and access to a diverse talent pool of dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds.

"This is a seamless partnership," Blatchford said. "Existing clients and project teams will remain in place, ensuring continuity in project delivery. Together we look forward to continuing our commitment to excellence, innovation and client satisfaction, and to serve as an even more dynamic force in the architecture and engineering industry."

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