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
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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]

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]

Eric Kuhn Joins Bergmeyer as Retail Market Leader

February 20, 2017
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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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:

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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]

Bergmeyer’s New Board of Directors

December 16, 2015
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Bergmeyer is pleased to announce the election of Mike Davis as the firm’s new President and Director of the Board.  Mike has been with the firm for over 30 years and has been one of Bergmeyer’s leaders in project design, sustainability and firm management. Mike succeeds David Tubridy who led the firm as President for many years.

Bergmeyer is also pleased to announce the election of our new Board of Directors.

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Four Promoted to Associate

December 16, 2015
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We are proud to announce that four of our colleagues have been promoted with new appointments as associates in the firm. Each of these individuals has played a pivotal role in creating award-winning design, servicing our clients, and demonstrating their leadership both within and outside the firm. Mike has been working in the profession for over thirty years; Stan is leading some of the firm’s most dynamic implementation programs; Susan is managing multiple concurrent … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Rachel Lanzafame

December 1, 2015
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Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on Rachel Lanzafame, an Associate at the firm who has been with the firm since 2007. Here is what she had to say during her Spotlight interview:

What led you to study architecture?

My dad is an architect, and I loved when he would bring home magazines for me to look at and extra samples from the library for me … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Bill Spaulding

October 27, 2015
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Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on Bill Spaulding, an Associate at the firm and Manager of Education and Training who has been with the firm for over 13 years.

What led you to study architecture?

It started when I was quite young with tree houses then observing and assisting my dad and uncles build summer cottages. Where can one do this? On a quiet lake … [Read More]

Jef Leon Speaks About Restaurant Design for Design Museum Boston!

October 21, 2015
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Dining at a restaurant is a sensory experience, one which goes far beyond deliciously prepared food. From the restaurant’s overall ambiance to its brand, its design, and its architecture, every detail must be thoughtfully considered to craft a holistic experience that entices diners to return. Each restaurant comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities; each with its own client with a visionary plan for its future. As designers, it is our responsibility to … [Read More]

Joe Nevin to Speak at Bisnow on Activating the Ground Floor

July 27, 2015
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This Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 am, Joseph Nevin of Bergmeyer, along with Daniel Bradley of AEW and Ted Chryssicas of NGKF, will present a case study of 699 Boylston Street, a strategic repositioning in Boston’s Back Bay. The panel will present an overview of how 699 Boylston Street increased its overall property value by redesigning the ground floor retail, lobby, and streetscape.

Hosted by Bisnow, this informative, local event focuses on commercial real estate … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: John Ho

June 4, 2015
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The Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on John Ho

Time with Bergmeyer: 8 Months

What led you to study architecture?

I went to a technical high school and studied computer aided drafting. This played a major role in my decision to study architecture. I wanted to pursue something that not only fit my skill set, but also challenged me. I am interested in the built … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Announces Promotions

May 21, 2015
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We are proud to announce that several of our colleagues have been promoted with new appointments in the leadership team. Each of these individuals has played a pivotal role in creating award-winning design, servicing our clients, and demonstrating their leadership both within and outside the firm. At Bergmeyer, we value a culture of collaboration and we encourage everyone to offer meaningful contributions to positively impact our projects and our company. We’re appreciative of their talents, … [Read More]

Jef Leon Joins Bergmeyer to Expand Hospitality Practice

May 20, 2015
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Bergmeyer is pleased to announce Jef Leon, AIA has joined the firm as a senior design leader focusing on consumer environments with a concentration in our restaurant and hospitality markets.

Jef is a seasoned restaurant designer, architect, and branding strategist. He has delivered numerous successful restaurant environments and prototypes – working with restaurateurs, retailers, and hoteliers – from entrepreneurs to conglomerates – locally and internationally. Jef prides himself on his ability to add value through … [Read More]

Rachel Zsembery is honored with 40 Under 40 award

May 11, 2015
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Rachel Zsembery, a Principal at Bergmeyer, was recently named one of design:retail magazine’s 40 Under 40 recipients in their inaugural awards program! The editorial team culled down the list of nominees to those that had the biggest impact on the industry through their leadership and accomplishments. Rachel and the other honorees will celebrate at the New York CitySCENE event on May 18 and will also be featured in the April/May issue of design:retail. She is … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: TJ DiFeo

January 14, 2015
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The Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on TJ DiFeo, Associate

Years with Bergmeyer: 3

What led you to study architecture?

One of my favorite questions, and while I could give you my standard answer, The Brady Bunch (because of the girl that said “architects are groovy”), clearly that is a joke. I guess it really started with my childhood. Most of my young life I … [Read More]

Professional Development – Being in the Conversation

January 12, 2015
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Brandon Graska of Bergmeyer was invited to participate recently in the NCARB Intern Think Tank. Here, he talks about the event and the importance of professional development for aspiring architects.

Involvement in a professional organization pertaining to one’s career or skill set can play a big part in shaping the industry. Becoming involved in this capacity has potential to impact more than just the individual; it affects everyone in their professional network, their peers, and … [Read More]

Sonja Haviland honored with PAVE Rising Star Award

December 4, 2014
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At the 18th edition of the PAVE Annual Gala last night, Sonja Haviland was honored with the 2014 Rising Star Award! The award was created in 2007 to recognize the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated talent, vision, and implementation in the retail environment. The event, which took place on December 3 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, brings together retail design industry luminaries and industry supporters together for networking, dinner, awards and an … [Read More]

JD Myers featured in BSA Student Design Showcase

December 3, 2014
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Every year, the BSA Membership Committee invites the best of local student work for consideration in the BSA Student Design Showcase, and then celebrates the best of the best at the BSA Space. The jury was impressed with the quality, thoughtfulness, and quantity of the submissions. One of the finalists chosen for the showcase is Bergmeyer’s own, JD Myers, an exceptionally talented designer with a vast skill set.

JD Myers is 28 and grew up … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Lisa Herman

November 5, 2014
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The Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on Lisa Herman, Receptionist.

Years with Bergmeyer: 7

What are you currently working on at Bergmeyer? Everything! My primary responsibilities include: providing a good first impression of Bergmeyer for our clients & v…isitors, maintaining Bergmeyer’s legal and registration status in 44 states, and also satisfying the varied dietary (aka candy) requirements of the team!

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Mike Davis, FAIA to present at ABX on the value of social media

September 26, 2014
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Kicking off on October 28, the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is a three-day event that provides thought-provoking programs and educational workshops for the building industry. As one of the first sessions of the conference, Principal Mike Davis, FAIA of Bergmeyer will be presenting with Karen Robichaud of Payette on the value of social media in architectural practice.

As social media has begun to penetrate the architecture and design community, individuals and firms face choices about how … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Brandon Graska

September 24, 2014
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The Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on Brandon Graska, who was recently invited to participate in NCARB’s Intern Think Tank.

Tell us a little bit about the NCARB 2014 Intern Think Tank and your involvement. The NCARB Think Tank is a collaboration supported by the AIA and NCARB. NCARB groups together a dozen associate level architects (pre-NCARB registration) to elaborate on the process and experience … [Read More]

Bergmeyer Spotlight: Anna Butterfield

August 19, 2014
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The Bergmeyer Spotlight is an online series of interviews featuring Bergmeyer’s professionals. This month’s spotlight is on Anna Butterfield, IIDA.

What led you to study interior design? After college, I was working at a law firm and headed to law school. I was pretty lost about what to do with my life, and “lawyer” just sounded really stable. After doing some pretty boring data entry for months, I made a 360 one day and decided … [Read More]

Principal Mike Davis on a panel of experts for NEEP workshop

June 2, 2014

Today’s energy and climate realities require us to rethink how we build, produce power and utilize water. The net zero buildings of the near future will be dynamic in their function, with the capability to sustain vital operations in face of unpredictability. On June 2 & 3, over 300 people converged on the Newport Hyatt for the 2014 Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit. Mike Davis presented with a panel of experts on Building Resiliency.

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Rachel Zsembery to sit on a panel for Women in Design Boston

May 8, 2014

The practice of design is rapidly changing, to keep pace with changes in the world around us. As designers, we must position ourselves to adapt to the changing environment of our industry. Senior Associate Rachel Zsembery, along with a panel of professional women in design, discusses the skills and strategies necessary to stay competitive in the 21st century.

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VMSD’s Third Annual Designer Dozen Winners includes Bergmeyer’s Stephanie Jones

March 17, 2014

VMSD magazine is celebrating the best and brightest young designers in retail with the third annual VMSD Designer Dozen. In retail’s global, multi-channel and fast-paced market, it’s going to take more than business-as-usual to help propel the industry forward. Bergmeyer’s own Stephanie Jones makes the list of up-and-coming talent that are introducing new strategies and concepts and impacting the shopping experience in the 21st century.

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Sonja Haviland details Cannondale’s innovative design in VMSD Magazine

March 16, 2014

Sonja Haviland of Bergmeyer shares what makes the new Cannondale store in Carle Place, NY so successful – a design that puts customer comfort, brand identity, and apparel first- in VMSD magazine.

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“LEED v4: Materially Different”, article by Dee Spiro, LEED AP BD+C and Rachel Zsembery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

December 2, 2013

Dee Spiro, Bergmeyer’s Sustainability Manager and Rachel Zsembery, Senior Associate of Bergmeyer discuss the extensive changes to the Materials and Resources category in LEED v4 and what those changes mean to our industry. Learn more in their article “LEED v4: Materially Different” featured in the current issue of Retail Environments.

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Rachel Zsembery, AIA, LEED AP in the November issue of VMSD Magazine

November 4, 2013
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In VMSD Magazine’s “Green Today, Gone Tomorrow?” Rachel Zsembery, Senior Associate at Bergmeyer Associates sees sustainability opportunities in the challenging and ever evolving world of technology.

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VMSD Magazine Announces 2013 Designer Dozen

May 15, 2013
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Sonja Haviland, Senior Designer at Bergmeyer, was selected as one of VMSD Magazine’s “Designer Dozen”, a celebration of the best & brightest up-and-coming designers in retail. Sonja is featured in the magazine’s May 2013 issue.

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Joe Nevin named Fellow of the Retail Design Institute

January 14, 2013
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Joseph P. Nevin, Jr., Senior Principal at Bergmeyer Associates, Inc., was named Fellow of the Retail Design Institute at the 2013 Awards Gala on January 14th. This prestigious honor is granted to those who have achieved the highest degree of professionalism and performed outstanding service to and on behalf of the Retail Design Institute. Widely recognized as a leader in the field of retail store design, Joe has been an active member of the Retail … [Read More]

Matthew Hyatt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Promoted to Principal

December 18, 2012
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Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Hyatt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Principal. As one of Bergmeyer’s most creative designers, Matt directs a number of diverse design teams from research and idea generation through concept development and implementation. An award-winning designer and dynamic collaborator, Matt has a lively imagination and a sophisticated sense of materials and form. An experienced architect, he understands construction and how ideas are translated in the … [Read More]