Spencer & Vogt Group was established in 2013 when Lynne Spencer and Arthur Vogt formed a new partnership succeeding Menders, Torrey & Spencer (est. 2004) and prior to that, Claude Emmanuel Menders, Architects (est. 1979). The firm was founded on the belief that while spatial and physical relationships are essential dimensions of architecture, human relationships are even more fundamental. Every project undertaken is a shared journey with the client.
After working together for many years, originally at Keefe Associates and then at the SLAM Collaborative, Gerald Sullivan and William Buckingham (1944-2013) formed Sullivan Buckingham Architects in 2011. The firm was established with the idea that — in order to be truly transformative — great architecture must look to the future and to the past simultaneously. Through the design of new buildings and renovations, the firm distinguished itself by providing clients with strong cultural identities that were expressed through the buildings they occupied.