FARGO - Land Elements is now the newest office for Confluence, a Des Moines, Iowa-based landscape architecture firm.

Confluence announced the acquisition on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Fargo-based Land Elements joins a growing network of Confluence offices throughout the Midwest, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City, Mo., Sioux Falls, S.D., Omaha, Neb., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Land Elements founder Mike Allmendinger and Brian Reinarts will serve as leaders in the Confluence Fargo office. Allmendinger will serve as a principal, and Reinarts as an associate principal, Confluence said in a news release.

The entire Land Elements staff will also continue with Confluence to ensure a smooth and seamless transition, Confluence said.

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“Confluence brings a wealth of urban design and planning expertise to the Land Elements team,” Allmendinger said. “The Land Elements team and I are excited to join Confluence and continue to provide landscape architecture services to the region. We’re grateful for the relationships and projects we’ve created together over the past 16 years. The Fargo team looks forward to continuing to create a unique sense of place in each new project for our clients, and to offering more design and planning services in the future.”

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Confluence had been eyeing the Fargo market for years, looking for the right strategic opportunity, said Wm. Christopher Cline, a senior vice president in charge of marketing for Confluence.

As we reviewed Land Elements’ portfolio of work and their relationships – it became clear our priorities of quality design, creative collaboration and client-focus were in total alignment. We look forward to joining forces to provide even more design and planning services in the future throughout the Fargo market and beyond," Cline said.

In addition to Land Elements, Confluence also simultaneously acquired Wolff Landscape Architecture in downtown Chicago.

Confluence is one of the largest landscape architecture and planning firms in the Midwest. It now has eight offices and more than 70 team members.