Renowned architectural and design firm Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates is splitting up to become three separate entities, according to a statement on the company's website www.hhpa.com.

Well-known for its work in a variety of areas, including theatres and performing arts facilities, HHPA cited the “changing nature of the profession and the opportunity to more directly serve its clients” as the impetus for the dissolution. Principals Hugh Hardy, Malcolm Holzman, and Norman Pfeiffer, along with partners Jean Marie Gath, Stephen Johnson, and Douglas Moss will continue to work with their national base of clients in the fields of planning, architecture, interiors, and historic preservation.

The transition will allow the partners to further their own dedication to “professional exploration” while joining with others to provide organizational leadership and design direction. Hardy's new firm is H3 Hardy Collaboration and is based in Manhattan, as is Holzman's new firm, Holzman Moss Architecture. Pfeiffer's new firm is Pfeiffer Partners based in Los Angeles. The changes took place as of August 1.