The Bergmeyer Scholarship

December 2, 2016
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We are pleased to offer a scholarship to a designer who is working towards a career in Interior Design. The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field of Interior Design and Architecture through a $2,500 award.

We are teaming-up with PAVE, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership, which is the educational foundation for the retail environments industry. PAVE helps the design industry grow a future talent pool and foster professional development in … [Read More]

California Closets Featured in Design:Retail Magazine

November 28, 2016
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Joe Nevin, Senior Principal at Bergmeyer, was interviewed by Design:Retail Magazine for its October feature on California Closets’ Showroom 2.0. Joe shared the story behind the showroom’s design and how key design elements contribute to the elevated customer experience provided by the new showroom concept. Read the article below:

We Believe Exceptional Design Changes People’s Lives.

The best quality, form and function work together to give each of us space to think creatively, live freely … [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Stay Strong(er)

November 22, 2016
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My partner and I recently spent four days knocking on doors in Charlotte, North Carolina working to get out the vote just before the 2016 Presidential election. And you know how that story ended. But what’s relevant here is what happened along the way.

Being out of my comfort zone was rewarding. Except for Halloweens past, I have little experience to going door-to-door. To make it even more challenging, here I was, an east coast … [Read More]

President Mike Davis Speaks at Bisnow Higher Ed & Student Housing Program

October 11, 2016
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Student housing has become an in-demand submarket of residential real estate. At Bisnow’s Higher Education and Student Housing program on October 20, Bergmeyer President Mike Davis and a panel of experts will discuss the latest design and management trends, who’s expanding where, and how the big development and investment deals are getting done.

An RSVP link is attached to the Bisnow registration site. We hope to see you next Thursday morning!

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Bergmeyer Spotlight: Getting to Know Director of Sustainability Dee Spiro, LEED AP BD+C, O+M

October 4, 2016
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Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of informal interviews with members of the Bergmeyer team. We invite you to meet Associate Dee Spiro, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, our Director of Sustainability who has been with the firm 5 1/2 years. Here is what she had to say during her Spotlight interview:

 

How did you become the Director of Sustainability at Bergmeyer?

My career path certainly hasn’t been linear. I have worked in a variety … [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Leadership

September 26, 2016
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“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say ‘thank you’. In between, the leader is a servant.”

. . . or so said Max De Pree, the CEO and President of Herman Miller from 1980 to 1987. His father, D. J. De Pree, founded the office furniture company in 1905 and we now know it as one of the most equitable, forward-thinking, and sustainably-focused businesses in our … [Read More]

Mare Weiss Develops Program Panel for International Retail Design Conference

July 29, 2016
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Pop-up stores started appearing on the retail landscape more than 10 years ago. Today these experience-rich environments have evolved into an increasing variety of formats as brands experiment with location, duration and collaboration. Are pop-ups still just a trend, or now a necessary component of a strong market strategy and real estate portfolio?

On Wednesday, September 14, Bergmeyer’s Mare Weiss will moderate an interactive panel discussion on the evolution of pop-up retail at the International … [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Size Doesn’t Matter

July 1, 2016
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Here’s a fun fact for you: According to the 2014 AIA Firm Survey report (sorry, no hyperlink, you have to buy it), 79% of AIA Member firms have less than 10 employees. Recognizing this, the AIA has a Small Firms Roundtable knowledge community and a whole online Small Firms Resource Center with practice tools, contract and insurance information, and links to sustainability resources to serve these members.

Oddly missing from the Small Firms Resource Center: … [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Commitment Issues

June 2, 2016
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Are you a commitment-phobic? It’s not pretty.

If you have commitment issues, the thought of going “all in” with another person could give you the shakes. For some peripatetic people, the grass over there always looks greener. Some sorry folks have torched a few too many bridges in their lives.

But hey, not us! We’re architects and interior designers. Ours isn’t a field you dabble in. You commit to it. Every day.

So we … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Receives 2016 Vision Design Award for UMass Lowell McGauvran Student Center

June 2, 2016
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Bergmeyer is pleased to announce its design for UMass Lowell’s McGauvran Student Center was honored with a 2016 Vision Design Award by Floor Focus magazine.

The Vision Design Awards celebrate the dynamic integration of flooring and architecture in five categories: corporate, healthcare, education, hospitality and retail. Winners are featured in the April issue of Floor Focus. Bergmeyer was recognized for its repurposing of a 40-year-old concrete and brick student center as a new dining and … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Named LEED® Proven Provider™ by Green Building Certification Institute

May 26, 2016
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Bergmeyer is excited to announce the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated our firm as a LEED® Proven Provider™ in the Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) rating system family. The designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects. Bergmeyer is one of only 15 organizations to receive this designation in ID+C.

Bergmeyer’s first LEED project was certified in October of 2008, … [Read More]

Vice President Rachel Zsembery Presents at Shoptalk New York

May 24, 2016
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We are pleased to share Bergmeyer’s Rachel Zsembery will be a featured speaker at A.R.E. | POPAI Shoptalk New York on June 1st. Rachel will present findings from the latest A.R.E. | POPAI trend report which provides insight on the cultural shifts and innovations that shape the retail industry. Additionally, she will share ideas on how to use data on psychographics, technology changes, demographics, brand impacts, visual and design trends, and more to reach new … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Meet Designer Samantha Goodman, LEED AP BD+C

May 23, 2016
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Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. Meet Samantha Goodman, LEED AP BD+C, a Designer for the hospitality team who has been at the firm for 4.5 years. Here is what she had to say during her Spotlight interview:

 

What led you to study architecture?

I wish I could say I always knew I wanted to be an architect, but it wasn’t something I grew up dreaming about. Even though … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Welcomes Jess Smith, Director of Human Resources & Administration!

May 3, 2016
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It is with great pleasure we welcome Jess Smith to the Bergmeyer family. Jess brings a depth of experience in human resources and a special personal touch to her interactions.

Jess Smith, Director of Human Resources and Administration, is a veteran of the Boston design community and is right at home supporting the ever-changing creative workplace and its professionals.  She has recruited, hired, reviewed, and coached hundreds of architects and interior designers and brings a … [Read More]

Celebrating 50 LEED Certified Projects and Counting!

May 2, 2016
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Bergmeyer is excited to announce that we have surpassed the 50 LEED Certified project mark! Our recent project for TD Bank in Burlington, MA, has achieved LEED Gold certification under the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system making it our 51st LEED Certified project. This is an important milestone for the Bergmeyer team, and we’re happy to share it.

Bergmeyer’s first LEED project was certified in October of 2008, and within less than 8 … [Read More]

Retail Design Trends: Bergmeyer in New York City with the Retail Design Collective!

April 11, 2016
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  By Catherine Keywan & Anna Kissell

This past December, a group of our designers attended the 2015 Retail Design Collective to check out the new “must-see” retail shops and design trends. From impressive new flagships, to intimately hip boutiques, we spent the day exploring a breadth of new retail environments around NYC. Along the way, we noticed many retailers competing with the rise of online shopping by transforming their typical brick-and-mortar into experiences intangible on … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Honors President David J. Tubridy on his Retirement

March 31, 2016
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This week, Bergmeyer celebrates the retirement of our first and longest-serving President, David J. Tubridy, AIA. His thirty-two years at the firm and twenty-seven years as President cannot adequately be described in a blog post, but here are the highlights:

Dave studied architecture at Pratt Institute and the Harvard GSD. After bouncing between Boston and NYC working at Parsons Brinkerhoff and Cambridge Seven (plus a summer job with Paul Rudolph that for some reason doesn’t … [Read More]

Where’s the Green? Dee Spiro Featured in Retail Environments Magazine

March 29, 2016
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Dee Spiro, LEED AP BD+C and O+M, GGP, Associate and Director of Sustainability at Bergmeyer, contributed to Retail Environments Globalshop Products Preview issue with her thoughts on sustainability and optimizing energy efficiency in big box retailer stores. Read Dee’s analysis below:

Where’s the Green in Going Green for Big Box Retailers? 

How should building owners address energy efficiency during the design process?  When does it make sense to invest additional funds in order to … [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Connecting to the Mission

February 29, 2016
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“It’s great that the firm’s senior leaders are so committed to sustainable design. But it’s hard to see how I connect to that mission in my day-to-day work.”

I’ve recently become president of Bergmeyer, my architecture and interior design firm. With this new position, I have set an ambitious goal: to have lunch with each and every member of our staff. It’s been great so far! But that first statement has come up a few … [Read More]

President Mike Davis Moderates at Bisnow

February 26, 2016
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At the core of our practice Bergmeyer embraces sustainability as integral to our design process, and the way we operate our own business. Join Bergmeyer’s Mike Davis as he leads an interesting discussion with real estate developers, landlords and industry experts. Learn how they are incorporating sustainability in their management of real estate assets for attraction and retention of tenants, and an improved ROI. An RSVP link is attached to the Bisnow registration site. We … [Read More]

The Bergmeyer Scholarship

February 10, 2016
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We are pleased to offer a scholarship to a designer who is working towards a career in Interior Design. The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field of Interior Design and Architecture through a $2,500 award.

We are teaming-up with PAVE, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership, which is the educational foundation for the retail environments industry. PAVE helps the design industry grow a future talent pool and foster professional development in … [Read More]

Forward Thinking: Mare Weiss Featured in Retail Environments Magazine

February 8, 2016
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Mare Weiss, IIDA, LEED AP, Senior Associate and senior designer in Bergmeyer’s Retail Practice group, contributed to Retail Environments annual mash-up of reader ideas, “Blue Sky Thinking”, with her thoughts on sustainability in the fast paced world of retail environments. Read mare’s thoughts below:

Forward Thinking

Anticipate the future when designing for the present. The retail industry has made great strides in embracing sustainability in the past few years—from adopting LEDs to using reclaimed materials

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Bergmeyer Spotlight: Brian Fontaine of the Retail Design Team

January 19, 2016
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Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on Brian Fontaine, LEED AP BD+C, a Senior Job Captain/Designer for the retail team that has been at the firm for 2.5 years. Here is what he had to say during his Spotlight interview:

 

What led you to study architecture/ interior design?

I’ve wanted to be an architect as far back as I can remember. I always enjoyed playing … [Read More]

Jef Leon Moderates a Panel of Restaurant Industry Experts for Bisnow

January 19, 2016
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This Wednesday, January 20 at 3:30 pm, Jef Leon of Bergmeyer will moderate a panel of industry experts discussing the strategies behind restaurant success.

In a city known for both real estate and hospitality it takes mastery to make for restaurant success. Hear from experts and some of the hottest talent in each industry as they cover everything from the creation of authentic new restaurant concepts, to multi-use property development and the growing Boston … [Read More]