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Knit Acquires ART and Expands Footprint in the Pacific Northwest

By John Ritz

October 3, 2022 Architecture, News, Regional Firm

Knit Acquires ART and Expands Footprint in the Pacific Northwest

Knit—a regional architecture firm with offices in Las Vegas, NV, Salt Lake City, UT, Redmond, WA and Moscow, ID—is excited to announce that they have acquired Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn (ART) in Federal Way, WA.

ART has nearly 50 years of experience providing planning, design, and architectural services in the Pacific Northwest. ART carries a long history of tradition and values that align with Knit and a portfolio of community-based projects for various public agencies, education-based clients and other commercial work.

The firm was established in 1975 by Peter Rasmussen and Del Hobbs as RasmussenHobbs, P.S., Architects/Planners. Kenn Triebelhorn joined the firm in 1976, and in 1992 the firm name was changed to Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn, AIA/ps. Peter Rasmussen retired from the firm in August of 2017 and provides design consultant services to the firm. Rhonda Gillogly, AIA purchased the firm in July 2017 and has been with the firm since 2005, and a principal since 2007.

Rhonda has over 35 years’ experience working on public sector projects that include criminal justice, transportation, public works, offices, K-12, higher education, maintenance facilities, libraries, ADA studies, facility assessments, and several renovation projects varying in scale and scope. Included in her experience are private sector projects that contains a vast list of projects that include commercial offices, financial institutions, multi-family, food service, private residential, vehicle service and maintenance, industrial, religious facilities, retail, historic preservation, and many others for both new and renovated facilities.

Some of ART’s notable projects include the Lakewood Police Headquarters in Lakewood, WA, Mason Middle School in Tacoma, WA, the Multi-Agency 911 Communications Center in Moses Lake, WA, the  Pierce County CCB Law Library Addition and the Yakima County Courthouse Building Envelope Renovation Project.

“This merger brings 2 strong firms together, each with over 40 years’ experience of providing professional architectural services, that will provide an expansion of reliable client services to our current clients and open doors for new clients, project types and locations.”

– Rhonda Gillogly, AIA, Partner, Knit 

“Knit has had an opportunity to team with ART over the past 4 years on a variety of projects in the Pacific Northwest and the timing for a formal merger seemed to come at a perfect time as Knit was looking to grow their operations in Washington while expanding their services into the southern Puget Sound.” 

– Eric Roberts, FAIA, President/CEO, Knit 

“Merging with ART and Rhonda Gillogly will enhance our joint expertise in the public, criminal justice, education and commercial market sectors. Rhonda’s thirty plus years of experience will spotlight not just Knit’s ability to provide high quality design solutions but will emphasize our joint ability to navigate the complexities of design and construction specific to the western Washington region.” 

 – John Anderson, RD, Principal, Knit