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Niles Bolton Associates Acquires Dye Aviation Facilities Architecture

Atlanta, GA  - Architectural firm Niles Bolton Associates has acquired Dye Aviation Facilities Architecture, a 40-year old design firm known for its specialized expertise in aviation design spanning the continental United States, Hawaii, Caribbean, Middle East, and Asia.  The acquisition expands Niles Bolton Associates’ transit studio to now include design services for corporate flight departments, executive terminals for Fixed Based Operator’s, jet maintenance facilities and private hangars. 

“The General Aviation market has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, and we feel that growth will only continue,” said Niles Bolton, Chairman and CEO of Niles Bolton Associates.  “Mercer Dye has developed a strong reputation within the aviation industry, and I’m thrilled at what the future holds.” 

“Joining forces with a high-caliber firm such as Niles Bolton Associates will provide our existing and future clients with many more resources and a larger territorial reach,” said Mercer Dye. “Dye Aviation had been collaborating with Niles Bolton Associates across the country since 2017 and I am proud that our partnership is now official. In addition to architectural and planning services, we will now be able to offer our clients award-winning interior design and landscape architecture services.”    

The newly created subsidiary, DYE | NBA Aviation, will be led by 20-year Niles Bolton Associates veteran Cannon Reynolds as Managing Director and Mercer Dye as President. For more information, please visit


About Niles Bolton Associates Niles Bolton Associates (NBA) is a 145-person firm providing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning services. Founded in 1975, the firm has completed projects in 49 states and 16 countries and is currently the nation’s 57th leading architectural firm as ranked by Building Design & Construction.


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