PRESS RELEASE: TowerPinkster and Kovert Hawkins Architects Announce Merger


KALAMAZOO, Mich. – OCT. 12, 2021 –Michigan-based TowerPinkster and Indiana-based Kovert Hawkins Architects today announced they are merging to create a stronger and more geographically diverse design firm. Together, the firms will boast nearly 200 professionals and more than 100 years of combined experience. With additional services, increased expertise, and expanded geographic reach, the team will be better able to serve clients throughout the Midwest and beyond.

“We’re excited about the possibilities this merger brings and the opportunity to integrate our two firms into one large, unified team working towards a visionary future,” said Björn Green, CEO of TowerPinkster. “We’re looking forward to pulling together best practices to advance our business strategies and better serve our clients. In the end, our goal is to envision and create high-quality design solutions for our collective clients.”

Kovert Hawkins Architects was established in 1985 by Hal Kovert and John Hawkins. The firm has offices in Jeffersonville, IN, and Louisville, KY. Over the years, the firm has designed many impressive projects in a wide array of market sectors including K-12, commercial, government, historic renovations, industrial, and healthcare. They have twice been named one of the “Top 10 Most Generous Small Companies” by Louisville Business First. Design awards includes a Silver Citation from American School & University for Silver CreekPrimary School in Sellersburg, IN; Honor Award from National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association for Paoli Jr./Sr. High School in Paoli, IN; and the TCA Irving J. Gill Progressive Architecture Award for design excellence, among others.

“We’re thrilled to be merging with such a forward-thinking firm that is aligned with us culturally and technically,” said Hal Kovert, Principal and Founder of Kovert Hawkins. “Both firms are highly invested in our communities, devoted to hiring the best and brightest talent, and committed to a client-centric design philosophy. We look forward to offering our clients expanded services and growing our expertise and knowledge.”

The merger will create a deeper bench of design professionals and services, allowing each to better serve clients throughout the region. Areas of expertise include architecture; structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering; technology and security design; interior design; master planning; and landscape architecture. Both firms enjoy an impressive list of national and regional clients and projects. A selection of these include:

  •  TowerPinkster: Stryker, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Catalyst Development, Ransom Public Library, State of Michigan, Kalamazoo County Justice Complex, Aquinas College, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College Natatorium, and numerous K-12 school projects throughout the State of Michigan.
  •  Kovert Hawkins Associates: Jeffersonville Public Library, Harrison County Boys and Girls Club, Clarksville Fire Station #1 and #2, Southern Indiana Visitors Center, Lynn Family Sports Vision and Training Center, Lilly Library at Indiana University – Bloomington, Mercedes of Louisville, and numerous K-12 school projects throughout Southern Indiana.

The expanded firm will maintain existing office locations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, MI, Jeffersonville, IN, and Louisville, KY.

About TowerPinkster
TowerPinkster is an employee-owned design firm specializing in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and technology design. Since 1953, TowerPinkster has been creating unique and forward-thinking environments for clients and communities throughout Michigan and beyond. Recent work includes projects for Mercy Health, Spectrum Health, Western Michigan University, Aquinas College, Northwood University, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Greenleaf Trust, AVB Development, Kent County, Kalamazoo County, and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The firm has offices in Grand Rapids, MI, and Kalamazoo, MI. Learn more at

About Kovert Hawkins Architects 
Founded in 1985, Kovert Hawkins Architects is a full-service architectural firm with a focus on public and private projects for educational, government, institutional and commercial clients. The firm’s “Listen and Deliver” philosophy has proven successful time and time again, and the focus of Kovert Hawkins Architects has remained consistent since the beginning. The firm continues to deliver the highest level of architectural and interior design services for both public and private projects. Learn more at