Bulletin Staff Report

BLRB Architects acquired Ascent Architecture and Interiors of Bend, the firms announced Thursday.

Founded in 2014, Ascent has completed a variety of projects including the Bethlehem Inn Homeless Shelter and Worthy Brewing’s expansion and observatory. Ascent owner and principal Seth Anderson will become principal of BLRB’s local office. The combined firms will employ 27 people in Bend.

Based in Tacoma, Washington, BLRB specializes in education and public use facilities. It is working on such projects as the North Star Elementary School that will open in September, the phased reconstruction of Pilot Butte Middle School and 210 Century, a multistory commercial/residential project.