Joe Nevin Inducted into Retail Design Institute’s Legion of Honor

June 22, 2017
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Bergmeyer Senior Principal Joe Nevin was named the newest member of the Retail Design Institute’s Legion of Honor during the Institute’s 46th Awards Gala and Fundraiser. The Legion of Honor was established by the Institute in 2000 and recognizes talented and visionary designers in the retail design industry. Since its creation, only 39 men and women have been recognized for their lifetime of achievement.

“It’s really wonderful to see Joe honored with this award.  Having … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Getting to Know Catherine Keywan

May 22, 2017
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Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of informal interviews with members of the Bergmeyer team. We invite you to meet interior designer Catherine Keywan! Catherine has been at the firm for two years, and currently serves as the Secretary for the Retail Design Institute’s New England Chapter. Here is what she had to say during her Spotlight interview:


What led you to study interior design?

Growing up I loved to decorate. I would redecorate … [Read More]

Brian Perlow Honored with 40 Under 40 Recognition

May 11, 2017


Brian Perlow, an Associate at Bergmeyer, was named one of design:retail magazine’s 40 Under 40 recipients. This honor recognizes the design industry’s most promising leaders. Brian and the other honorees will be honored at the design:retail Honors event in New York on May 22, and are featured in the April/May issue of design:retail. Brian is highly regarded within the firm and serves as not only a leader on our projects, but also as a … [Read More]

The Trend of Moving into the City’s Existing Buildings

May 10, 2017

By TJ DiFeo, Associate at Bergmeyer

Much has been said about the relocation of companies to urban areas from the suburbs. This isn’t a new phenomenon, though, with GE moving into 388,700 square feet, Reebok into 220,000 square feet and tech companies taking 1.8 million square feet in Boston, news of major companies moving into urban areas continues to dominate the headlines.

Though some companies were “born urban,” getting their start in the city, they … [Read More]

Fast[er] Food

April 28, 2017

By Brandon Graska

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When McDonald’s BBQ opened 77 years ago, it was among hundreds of other drive-in (and later drive-thru) restaurants throughout the US that later became the iconic eating style during the time of an American socio-technology revolution: the automobile. The influx of driving in mid-20th century America revolutionized and shaped the way Americans ate meals. There have been exponential amounts of improvements to technology since the quick service restaurant (QSR) … [Read More]

California Closets Showroom 2.0 Design Receives a 2017 Shop! Design Award at GlobalShop

April 6, 2017
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Bergmeyer is pleased to announce our California Closets San Francisco Showroom 2.0 prototype design recently won the Silver Award in the Service Retailer category at the annual Shop! Design Awards. Held on March 29th at GlobalShop in Las Vegas, the Shop! Design Awards celebrate and recognize the best new designs in retail environments and experiences.

“The Bergmeyer team perfectly captured the essence of our brand in this award-winning showroom design,” said California Closets CEO Bill … [Read More]

Offline Goes Online, Online Goes Offline, and Sometimes, Offline Just Goes Away

March 31, 2017

By Kenny Isidoro                                                  

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In the past decade, shopping behavior has changed significantly, with more and more people choosing to shop online for goods and apparel. While online retailers have typically remained online, many see the potential for expansion through brick-and-mortar retail. The past two years have seen an unprecedented convergence of online retailers moving offline – seeking an omnichannel presence and getting closer to where their consumers are. The trend goes the … [Read More]

Workplace Trends for 2017

March 28, 2017
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By Kristyn Hill

There have been a lot of workplace articles in recent years trying to forecast what the workplace of the future will look like. So much so, that it can make your head spin trying to figure out what direction it will lead! Will the office become extinct? Will we all be working remotely 24/7? While no one is completely certain what the far-out future looks like for the office landscape, we do … [Read More]

Now Trending: Retail-Branded Hotels

March 16, 2017
By Catherine Keywan

As retail evolves, retailers are discovering new ways to expand their brand’s outreach and loyalty. The newest trend in customer service features concierge and room service. Since customers trust a brand by their value and lifestyle, retailers are extending that trust by creating large scale hospitality programs and boutique hotel experiences to promote their lifestyle.

Retail Hotels Coming Soon

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The most recent retail-branded hotel that caught … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Getting to Know Associate Brian Perlow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP

March 6, 2017
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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 Brian Perlow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, who has been with the firm 6 years. Here is what he had to say during his Spotlight interview:


What led you to study architecture?

From a young age I was very into the building and assembly of things. I remember the day I received my … [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Smart Infrastructure

March 3, 2017

Everyone’s talking about infrastructure these days. It has somehow become our national “common ground” topic. Hard to argue against fixing roads and bridges, right?

But in fact, there is much room for differing opinions within the topic. If we can somehow produce the $1 trillion that some people think we need to spend on our national infrastructure, what should we spend it on?

Those of us who have signed the AIA 2030 Commitment to … [Read More]

DJ Khaled’s Specialty Champs Store Featured on Design:Retail’s Cover

February 21, 2017

Stan Kubinski, Associate at Bergmeyer, was interviewed by Design:Retail Magazine for its February feature on our collaboration with Champs Sports to bring DJ Khaled a personal Champs store. Stan shared the story behind the store’s conception and why this design is a major key alert . Read the article below:


When Champs Sports and DJ Khaled come together, unique ideas result. Think an exclusive, invitation-only store designed to mimic the Instagram-friendly artist’s shoe closet … [Read More]

Eric Kuhn Joins Bergmeyer as Retail Market Leader

February 20, 2017

Bergmeyer is pleased to welcome Eric Kuhn to the firm as a retail market leader. Eric will focus on developing and serving key client accounts in our retail markets, as well as lend his expertise to the firm’s hospitality and food service design projects.

Throughout his career, Eric has excelled in designing user experiences. With nearly 30 years of service to retail clients and a portfolio ranging from Macy’s to Hilfiger, Columbia Sportswear to Harley, … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Announces Promotions

January 5, 2017

We are proud to announce the promotion of four colleagues who have been named Associates and Senior Associate. Each of these people has played an important role in Bergmeyer’s recent success, and have contributed in their own ways to our dynamic firm culture. Congratulations to Jef, Stephanie, Jess and Andrea!

Jef Leon, AIA

Jef works closely with our client and project partners to lead creative direction, manage project team delivery, and identify opportunities for us … [Read More]

Workbar featured in Design:Retail Magazine

January 4, 2017
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Bergmeyer recently collaborated with Staples and Workbar to bring their new strategic partnership to life. With both firms serving the needs of businesses, they partnered to incorporate Workbar’s co-working spaces within the retail footprint of Staples’ suburban stores. Check out this exciting new space!

Cowork Meets “Coretail”

Collaboration has been a business buzzword for some time now, and – at its best – it results in innovation and out-of-the-box thinking that promotes business growth. The … [Read More]