GreenbergFarrow (GF), a nationally-known and respected architectural and engineering firm based in Atlanta, celebrated for its exceptional designs in the retail sector, has announced the acquisition of DBI Architects, Inc., in Reston, Virginia. This strategic move underscores GF’s commitment to global leadership, expanding its portfolio and services. DBI is a renowned design firm recognized for its innovative projects across various sectors.

Left to Right – DBI’s Al Storm and GF’s Keith Johnston. (Photo credit: GreenbergFarrow)

Since its inception in 1973, DBI has offered a full range of architecture and interior design services, demonstrating broad expertise, while advancing the practice of design. DBI creates cutting-edge environments for the commercial real estate community, federal government agencies, corporations, schools, technology firms and the hospitality industry. DBI is also an emerging regional provider of design for multifamily and mixed-use development. The firm’s location in the DC Metro region has positioned DBI to address the needs of a robust and growing market.

Keith Johnston, President and CEO of GF, emphasized the strategic alignment with DBI Architects: “This acquisition is a pivotal step in our journey to diversify our expertise and enhance our architectural and design capabilities. DBI’s impressive portfolio, spanning sectors including commercial, residential, and educational facilities, complements our strengths and opens new avenues for innovation and excellence.”

While maintaining its brand and organizational structure, DBI Architects will leverage GF’s extensive resources and broader market access, heralding a new era of growth and collaborative opportunities. This synergy is anticipated to drive innovation, enhance service offerings, and deliver integrated solutions that resonate with contemporary design trends and client expectations.

Al Storm, President of DBI, added, “Joining GF marks a significant milestone for DBI, expanding our horizons, and allowing us to offer our expertise in architecture, repositioning, and interior design within a larger framework. The benefits are clear, for DBI and for our clients. We’re excited about our collaborative prospects and we’re eager to contribute to the shared vision and capabilities of our combined entities.”

While the financial details of the acquisition remain confidential, both firms express enthusiasm for the future, anticipating collaborative successes that will define new industry standards. GF continues to eye further acquisition opportunities, aiming to cement its position as a versatile and innovative leader in the architecture and engineering sectors.

About GreenbergFarrow

GF is an architecture, engineering and development services firm founded in 1974. The firm grew from humble beginnings as a single client/single office group to an industry leader with offices in every region in the US. As the company continued to expand it gained other retail, restaurant, urban and mixed-use clients. Based in Atlanta, the firm has 11 offices across the United States and international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. GF’s nearly 300 talented professionals specialize in large-scale retail and urban mixed-use developments, specialty retail and restaurants, and luxury high-rise residential developments. Services include pre-development zoning, land use studies, branding and prototype development, architectural and engineering design, project management and construction administration. Clients include IKEA, Related Companies, Meijer, Vornado, Victoria’s Secret, Toll Brothers, Bath & Body Works, Whole Foods Market, Acadia, The Home Depot, Michaels, Murphy USA, Circle K, Clean Energy, and Texas Roadhouse. GF is ranked in Building Design + Construction Magazine’s top 200 Architecture and Engineering firms. For more information, visit

About DBI Architects, Inc.

At DBI, we are inspired by the spark—that vivid and powerful moment when a client’s needs and a designer’s vision coalesce into one cohesive design strategy. Our designers’ enthusiasm and expertise ensure that this strategy is implemented in the best possible way, developing client spaces of unparalleled functionality and sophistication. Our clients include the commercial real estate community; federal government agencies; corporations and technology firms; the hospitality and restaurant industry; and local, national, and international organizations. With our office in the Washington, DC region, DBI is ideally located to respond rapidly to project needs and to adhere to rigorous production schedules. Our mid-sized firm is able to meet the demands of large projects while being intimately involved in their design—we are large enough to deliver and small enough to care. For more information, visit