Integrated Design Group and KMD Architects Join Forces to Serve US and Latin American Data Center Markets Strategic partnership combines cutting edge data center design and architectural excellence into a holistic package addressing needs of new and existing clients

DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Design Group (ID), an architectural, engineering and planning firm with offices in Boston, Dallas and Tysons Corner focused on the design of data centers, together with KMD Architects (KMD), a fifty year old award winning architecture firm headquartered in San Francisco, with leadership in many sectors including health care, and with offices from Mexico City to Seattle, announced today that the two firms have formed a strategic partnership to address the growing need for the design of data centers south of the US border in Mexico.  This fortified relationship enables the firms to collaborate on projects with current clients in new and innovative ways, while providing holistic and comprehensive data center and architectural services to new clients in emerging markets.

Recognizing the growing need for data centers throughout Central and South America, the ID/KMD partnership offers specifically focused collaborative architectural design and engineering services. The partnership fills a void by providing new and existing clients with deep critical facility knowledge and experienced architects familiar with local regulatory and permitting restrictions, as well as familiarity with local cultural design preferences.

Clients of the ID/KMD partnership will benefit from the unique expertise of each firm, delivered as a cohesive team. ID, one of the only firms in the United States to focus exclusively on the design of data centers and associated spaces, offers clients cutting-edge data center design, such as off-site constructed design and new cooling methodologies that take advantage of natural climates. KMD has a rich history of designing academic, commercial and corporate spaces as well as health care in 15 countries around the world, including many projects in Mexico, a focus of this partnership. Together, the firms will address building challenges from all angles.  

About Integrated Design Group

Celebrating its tenth year in 2013, Integrated Design Group (ID) stands out as an architectural and engineering firm dedicated to the innovative design of data centers. A truly collaborative environment, the firm unites award-winning architects and mechanical and electrical engineers to create critical spaces that are custom, state-of-the-art, and sustainable. ID specializes in energy efficiency, modularity and load-on-demand concepts. The team is continuously seeking to expand its portfolio in addition to serving existing premier clients nationally and around the world that demand unique solutions and value excellent design. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.idgroupae.com, access their blog at www.idgroupaeblog.com; or follow on Twitter @ DataCntrDesign.

About KMD

Since 1963, KMD (Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz) has combined innovation and creativity to provide exceptional healthcare, academic, commercial and corporate architectural services. With offices in Mexico City, Shanghai, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and projects throughout the world, KMD believes that experimentation and investigation of interpersonal interaction with the built environment are central to their work as architects, planners and researchers.

A leader in green building and sustainable design, KMD designs have been completed in over 30 US states, and 15 countries around the world including France, China, Japan, Korea, Spain, Germany, England and Mexico and have won over 200 design awards, including over forty from AIA (American Institute of Architects). The company's web site is at http://www.kmdarchitects.com.

SOURCE Integrated Design Group



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