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Moser Pilon Nelson Architects join Quisenberry Arcari Malik, LLC
March 5, 2022

Photo from left to right: Principals: James D. Bell, AIA – David C. Symonds, Jr., AIA – Rusty Malik, AIA – Thomas P. Arcari, AIA – David Quisenberry, AIA

Moser Pilon Nelson Architects established in 1980 and based in Wethersfield, CT has officially merged with Farmington, CT-based, Quisenberry Arcari Malik, LLC, bringing together two of the top ten architectural firms in the greater Hartford Region.

“This is an exciting time for QA+M Architecture. Incorporating Moser Pilon Nelson’s team of highly respected, talented, and award-winning professionals into the QA+M family will increase our creative, technical, and planning resources. This merger will result in a stronger organization to better support our clients, and the communities we serve.” said Principal Rusty Malik, of QA+M Architecture. 

From its inception, the QA+M Architecture founders structured the firm to be market diverse and innovative in its approach to design and problem solving. The merger with Moser Pilon Nelson will allow the QA+M team to further cultivate its original vision and foster new opportunities in the higher education, healthcare, and institutional market sectors where Moser Pilon Nelson has received high recognition in the AE industry.

“Having worked together previously with some of the QA+M leadership and knowing how well we complement each other, we recognized that joining forces will mutually benefit both firms. Our professional staff and leadership will make a seamless and positive transition,” said David Symonds Principal of Moser Pilon Nelson Architects.

Celebrating 20 years of practice in 2022, Quisenberry Arcari Malik, LLC provides architectural services to municipalities and private clients throughout Connecticut. With a diverse staff of 37, including 18 licensed architects, two licensed interior designers, and boasting 48% minority and women representation, QA+M was recognized for meeting its goals of the A/E industries’ JEDI challenge and was recently recognized by AIA New England as an Emerging Professional Friendly Firm.

QA+M’s range of services includes feasibility studies, site selection, planning, programming, educational specifications, architectural design, and interior design for clients in the education, municipal, residential, commercial, healthcare, and recreation markets.

QA+M’s proficient and highly talented team has fostered a reputation for its commitment to the firm’s mission of exceeding their clients’ expectations through excellence in design and uncompromising service.


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QA+M Architecture is a full-service architectural firm that provides programming, planning and interior design for clients in commercial, community, education, healthcare, historical, housing, and recreational/athletic markets. Staffed by 34 dedicated professionals, including 14 licensed architects, QA+M has grown to be the 4th largest architectural firm in the Greater Hartford area.


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