Studio+ expands from Florida in acquiring L.A.-based TDM Architects, Inc.


Studio+, an architecture and design firm based in Fort Myers, FL., says it has acquired TDM Architects, Inc. an architectural and planning company founded in Los Angeles in 1994.

The recently rebranded organization says in a March 24 statement that it has 30 years of expertise in education, including K-12 schools, higher education, religious, athletic, school modernization, child development centers, multifamily, senior housing modernization and aerospace.

Jason Dontje“The acquisition of TDM allows Studio+ to expand our already-growing footprint in California, where we have offices in Orange County and now Los Angeles,” said Studio+ principal Jason Dontje. “Additionally, with the knowledge and relationships that TDM has built, we are able to grow our portfolio in the education field. Culturally, we both place a great emphasis on our clients and quality work. Our values really align, and we are proud to welcome the TDM team to our Studio+ family.”

In the past decade, Studio+ has grown from eight employees in an 800-sq. ft.  building to more than 50 employees with four office locations, the statement says. The TDM team will maintain its L.A. office with the company’s principals and staff continuing to serve clients as Studio+.

John Tegtmeyer
John Tegtmeyer

“From the TDM team perspective, we now have more depth and horsepower to pursue projects,” said TDM principal John Tegtmeyer. “The combined resources, the strength of the Studio+ organization, and access to new assets and capabilities will be invaluable to serving our clients for many years to come.”

Mike Lendino
Mike Lendino Photo By Brian Tietz

“In terms of completing our first acquisition, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience,” said Mike Lendino, chief financial officer, Studio+. “Both companies have a strong track record of building repeat business and a similar service approach of designing to meet the clients’ needs. The addition of TDM to Studio+ sets us up for continued growth in California as we seek to hire client leaders with architectural experience to join us in creating impactful projects and elevate our mission to create design solutions that transform live.”


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