Rowland Design Joins Luminaut

Cincinnati architecture firm expands to new city. Matt Erdman, CEO of Luminaut, said the acquisition of Rowland Design, Indiana’s 2019 AIA Design Firm of the Year, helps Luminaut expand into new markets both geographically and in specialties. The addition of Rowland Design also will allow Luminaut to work on larger projects and service clients at the level needed.

Luminaut identified higher education as a market segment it wanted to be in and looked for firms with that specialty in a two-hour drive of Cincinnati. Rowland Design, a 52-year-old firm, has extensive experience in higher education. In fact, the firm’s first client was Purdue University.

The firm also has national expertise in Greek housing on college campuses across the country.

Rowland Design also has experience in segments that are key to Luminaut, such as corporate workplace, historic preservation and nonprofit work. Plus, the team at Rowland Design ranged from 16 years with the firm to 33 years.

“The depth and breadth of experience was really attractive to us,” Erdman said.

Jill Rose, president of Rowland Design, said this marks a new chapter for the firm where it can “forge connections between our neighboring communities of Cincinnati and Indianapolis and continue to reignite the spark our company was founded upon by Sallie Rowland.” Read more on Cincinnati Business Courier.