Stanley Beaman & Sears Finalizes Partnership

Stanley Beaman & Sears, an Atlantabased architecture, interior and graphic design firm, has finalized its partnership with EYP Inc., a national leader in sustainability and comprehensive high-performance design for healthcare, higher education, government, and science and technology clients.  The union will complement Stanley Beaman & Sears’ award-winning design in healthcare and higher education—as well as their nationally recognized and pioneering work in children’s healthcare. This transaction is the culmination of a sixyear partnering relationship between the two firms. With this addition, Stanley Beaman & Sears will combine with EYP’s healthcare design practice, including previously acquired firm WHR Architects, to form EYP Health, creating one of the largest healthcare design practices in the country.

Joining with EYP expands Stanley Beaman & Sears’ service offerings to include energy and sustainability consulting, healthy workplace strategy and historic preservation. EYP is the only firm to have twice been ranked No.1 for energy and sustainability by Architect Magazine, and Building Design + Construction ranks the firm at No. 4 in the higher education sector.  

Both firms are acknowledged for their design work in higher education and share a culture of innovation and design excellence. EYP is recognized for its design of facilities for STEM education, academic innovation, health education and student life, collaborating with prestigious clients such as Harvard University, New York University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas, and University of Houston, among others. Stanley Beaman & Sears has served a range of academic institutions, including Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mercer University, and West Virginia University, among others.

The addition of Stanley Beaman & Sears represents the continued growth of EYP’s international healthcare presence. In 2014, EYP acquired WHR Architects as its healthcare practice, now one of the largest healthcare design groups in the United States.  The group has seen continuous success and recognition for their deep expertise in evidence-based design and patient-centered care, as seen in projects for the Texas Medical Center, Stamford Health’s new Stamford Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Denmark’s Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital, among others.  Most recently, the group collaborated with Stanley Beaman & Sears on the design of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

As the premier pediatric design firm in the U.S., Stanley Beaman & Sears brings a unique approach to one of today’s most pressing needsimproved healthcare for children across the country and around the world.  Stanley Beaman & Sears has worked on pediatric care facilities for renowned clients, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and University of Virginia Medical Center, among others, Additionally, the pediatric design firm is involved with a range of philanthropic work in support of child health in Africa. 

Stanley Beaman & Sears’ also brings added expertise in graphic design to EYP, offering wayfinding, environmental and experiential graphic design for the healthcare, higher education, commercial and sports industries. Stanley Beaman & Sears has provided graphic design expertise for such clients as Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Georgia Museum of Art and the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

“It’s hard to imagine a better fit for our culture than EYP,” said Kimberly Stanley, AIA, Principal of Stanley Beaman & Sears, “and the benefits to our clients are outstanding. Both firms see design as a collaborative journey of discovery with our clients.”

Stanley Beaman & Sears Design Principal Betsy Beaman AIA, IIDA, SEGD continued, “We’re excited about adding in-house engineers and energy analysts on our project teams as well as being able to offer EYP’s clients new expertise and services. We are thrilled to move forward together.”

“We design for clients who recognize that bringing the vision of their business to life is directly linked to the design of their facilities. For over 40 years, we have helped clients advance their vision and goals by providing designs that are informed by deep, relevant knowledge,” said Tom Birdsey, AIA, President and CEO of EYP.  “EYP and Stanley Beaman & Sears are united by passion and purpose, fueled by innovation, and focused on furthering our clients’ missions.  Together with Stanley Beaman & Sears, we will continue to respond to the ever-changing needs of our clients nationwide.  Expertise-driven design is our mission. It’s how we help our clients realize their vision.” 


Stanley Beaman & Sears, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an award-winning architecture, interiors and graphic design firm with a focus on healthcare, higher education and the arts. The firm has designed projects for notable universities and academic medical centers nationwide, and is a national leader in the design of healthcare facilities for children. For more information about Stanley Beaman & Sears Architects, visit


EYP is a renowned global provider of high-performance building design, research, and consulting services for higher education, government, healthcare, and corporate clients. EYP is the only firm to have twice been ranked #1 for Energy & Sustainability by Architect Magazine. The firm has 700 professionals in architecture, engineering, energy, and interior design who collaborate across 17 offices in the U.S. and Europe to deliver expertise-driven design. For more information, visit


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