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Manley Spangler Smith Architects Partners with PBK in Strategic Merger

GRIFFIN, GA – Manley Spangler Smith Architects (MSSA), a Georgia-based, full-service architectural firm specializing in educational and municipal facilities, announced today a significant development aimed at increasing its capabilities, expertise, and suite of services. MSSA has merged with PBK, a nationally renowned architecture firm known for its comprehensive services and leadership in the field of educational facilities design. In 2022, PBK was ranked as the #1 Education Design Firm by Building Design+Construction widely regarded as the engineering and design industry’s premiere publication.



The combined firm is known as MSSA-PBK and has two Georgia offices located in Griffin and Sugar Hill.



Dan Boggio, Executive Chairman of PBK said, “What the MSSA Principals have accomplished to this point is extremely impressive. MSSA is a recognized leader in education and municipal design in Georgia and is extremely well regarded by its customers. Combining their long track record of exceptional local service and design excellence with PBK, results in Georgia’s most impressive full-service educational facilities design firm.”



Roy Montalbano, PBK President, further added, “The MSSA-PBK professionals are innovative and are on the leading edge of education architecture and design, ensuring that clients can accomplish their goals and perhaps most importantly, they are enriching peoples’ lives by improving the educational experience for the learners of today and those of the future.” 



“This merger of PBK and MSSA is a significant opportunity, not only for our firms but more importantly, for the clients we serve,” said V. Smith, MSSA-PBK Partner. “MSSA-PBK will have the resources and capabilities to provide our clients the expertise of a large firm, delivered with the intimacy of a smaller, local firm.”



About PBK Architects  



For over four decades, PBK has served as an award-winning pioneer for architectural and engineering design solutions for clients in education, healthcare, sports and corporate business. With more than 600 professionals across 17 offices, the firm embraces a unique business culture that prioritizes customer service and approaches each project without preconceived notions in order to deliver custom solutions that effectively address the unique needs of each client. The industry-leading talent of PBK’s teammates, coupled with the firm’s signature service mentality, enables the firm to provide best-in-class programmers, planners, architects, engineers and consultants that always put the client’s wishes first. For more information visit:



About MSSA



Established in 1949, Manley Spangler Smith Architects has grown into a leading firm providing services in the state of Georgia with a purposeful focus on providing each client with attentive service and exceptional expertise in educational facilities. Their passionate team members go above and beyond for each of their clients, making sure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and far beyond expectations. For more information visit: