Dietz & Co. Architects on ground floor of new Springfield

It makes perfect sense that Dietz & Co. Architects – a firm specializing in historic restoration – would become the first tenant to sign a lease for office space in the $92 million renovation of the long-derelict and dilapidated building. Founded in 1985 by Kerry L Dietz, the firm has made a name for itself by taking old urban structures and redesigning them for 21st century use.  Over the years, the company’s fortunes have mirrored downtown Springfield’s revitalization progress. Now the largest architectural firm in the region with 26 employees, the company has left its distinctive mark on dozens of historic properties in Greater Springfield – including the Holyoke apartment building where Dietz rented her first apartment.

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