The McEvoy Group has acquired Princeton Architectural Press from owner Kevin Lippert for an undisclosed price. PAP joins San Francisco-based McEvoy Group’s other media holdings that include Chronicle Books and packager/publisher becker & mayer!. PAP will remain in New York City under the direction of Lippert who continues as publisher and president. “We intend Princeton Architectural Press to run independently as a standalone operation with Chronicle Books continuing to handle the sales and distribution functions,” said McEvoy Group CFO Tom Fernald.
Last January, Lippert bought back the stake in PAP that he had sold to Springer Science + Business Media. In looking for a new partner, Lippert turned to Chronicle which has been PAP’s distributor since 1995 and which publishes similar titles to PAP’s richly designed architecture and design titles. “We believe taken together, Princeton and Chronicle will be the category leader in some key subject areas,” said McEvoy Group president Jack Jensen.
PAP publishes about 50 titles annually.