SANDOW, parent company of Interior Design and a leader in design media and technology, announced today that it has acquired architecture and design media brand, Metropolis. The brand was launched in 1981 by Horace Havemeyer III and jointly owned by his wife Eugenie Cowan Havemeyer, who with longtime Editor in Chief Susan S. Szenasy developed an editorial mission that placed it on the vanguard on issues such as sustainability and earned it a position as “the conscience of the industry.”
Led by Eugenie Havemeyer since Horace’s passing in 2014, Metropolis features compelling storytelling and game-changing ideas about global design and architecture at all scales.
With this acquisition, SANDOW reinforces its role as an innovator in the design sector as well as its commitment to investing in media.
“I have always admired Metropolis’ distinct point of view and thoughtful coverage of the A&D community,” says CEO Adam Sandow. “Horace Havemeyer created an extraordinary editorial platform and we are grateful to Eugenie Havemeyer for putting her trust in SANDOW. We are committed to advancing the tools and services that support the A&D industry in the U.S. and globally, and we are thrilled to add Metropolis to SANDOW’s portfolio of media and technology brands.”
According to Sandow (at left), Metropolis will remain an independent voice, continuing its thought leadership role across platforms. “Metropolis has spent almost 40 years building the trust of the design community and, working with Avi and the Metropolis edit team, we are excited to build upon its incredible foundation,” he adds.
Avinash Rajagopal will continue as Editor in Chief of Metropolis, the role he assumed in 2017. He is the overall content director, and often moderates Metropolis’s two key sponsored event series: Think Tank on issues of concern to industry leaders, and Metropolis: Perspective focused on Sustainability.
Tamara Stout continues as Advertising Director. Jerry Croft will remain as Chief Operating Officer to guide Metropolis’s strategic offerings through this transition.
“I am very pleased that Metropolis will join the SANDOW portfolio,” says Eugenie Havemeyer. “There are synergies between both brands that will help Metropolis take its legacy forward and support the future of the A&D community.”