Matrix Design Group Inc., a Colorado-based engineering, consulting and planning firm, has acquired the assets of Design Studios West Inc., a Denver-based landscape architecture and planning firm. Design Studios West has merged into Matrix’s operations as part of its planning and design group.

As part of the acquisition, Don Brandes, former president of Design Studios West, joins Matrix as vice president and director of landscape architecture and urban design. Brandes also brings to Matrix his senior staff, including Bob Eck, landscape architect and planner; Mark Nemger, planner; and Ian Anderson, landscape architect.

The Design Studios West staff will continue to serve new and existing clients under the Matrix Design Group Inc. corporate structure, which has been headquartered in Colorado Springs and has expanded its planning and engineering practice to 10 offices throughout the U.S., including additional Colorado offices in Denver and Pueblo.

“After working together on several award-winning projects, we are very excited to formally join the Matrix team of professionals,” Brandes said.  “The ability to provide comprehensive and integrated services to our clients is very inspiring. We share a mutual respect for hard work, problem solving, adding value and delivering exceptional client service.”