SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

October 05, 2009 08:00 ET

Kohn Architects Inc. Becomes First Toronto-Based Architecture Firm to Adopt Newforma Software

Award-Winning Firm Uses Project Information Management Solution to Meet Strategic Goals

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, announced today that Kohn Architects Inc. has become the first Toronto-based architectural practice to deploy Newforma® Project Center software. The award-winning firm has adopted the Newforma PIM solution to strengthen its ability to capture client requirements, adhere to project schedules, free time for design, and manage communication with internal and external team members.

Kohn Architects Co-Founding Partner Harry Kohn cited the relevance of the Newforma PIM solution to his firm's culture of client service. "We've always prided ourselves on the responsiveness and personal attention we've been able to provide our clients," Kohn said. "Newforma Project Center makes it possible for us to answer clients' questions while they're still on the phone, because it's easy to search emails and other project information, even if someone else generated the document."

Kohn Architects Co-Founding Partner Sean Lawrence said the Newforma solution fits his goals for more efficient project delivery. "As a mid-sized firm, we leverage technology to match the capacities of larger firms," Lawrence said. "Newforma's project information management software is a great equalizer. Newforma expands our productive capacity by streamlining administrative tasks and freeing time for design and client service."

Kohn Architects Associate and Project Manager Andrew Muffitt expressed relief over getting vast and ever-increasing quantities of project information under control. "It feels as if a weight has been lifted," Muffitt said. "It's a feeling of 'All is well.'"

"Newforma is proud to have Kohn Architects adopt Newforma Project Center," Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said. "Kohn is a well-respected firm, a leader in the Ontario architecture marketplace, that has succeeded in part by maintaining high levels of responsiveness to clients. Now that it has Newforma software to manage project information, the firm can enjoy an even higher level of confidence in its ability to execute projects successfully."

About Kohn Architects Inc.

With nearly 60 years of design experience combined, Harry Kohn and Sean Lawrence are the driving force behind Kohn Architects Inc. Founded in 2002, Kohn Architects is a young practice with deep roots; prior to co-founding the firm, Harry was partner-in-charge on many award-winning major projects over a period spanning nearly 30 years. Sean began his career in the United Kingdom before returning to Canada in 1984. With expertise in retail, high-rise and low-rise design, they have grown Kohn Architects into an architectural practice that is praised for its responsive design and client-focused delivery process. The growing firm, which works from vibrant downtown Toronto offices, is active on multiple residential and commercial projects in Canada including the high profile Remington Centre retail and residential development, which was described by The Toronto Star as "a Times Square for the Asian-Canadian market."

For more, visit www.kohnarchitects.com, or email slawrence@kohnarchitects.com.

About Newforma

Newforma is a software company serving architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations worldwide, and the owners they serve. Its mission is to develop and market project information management (PIM) solutions which improve responsiveness to clients, mitigate risk, streamline project execution, raise productivity and facilitate integrated project delivery (IPD). Newforma® Project Center, Newforma's flagship product, is the industry's first comprehensive PIM solution to organize and share project information, drive accountability, raise transparency and streamline project delivery processes. Newforma Project Center is currently implemented on over 200,000 projects in industry-leading AEC firms. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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