Rachel Zsembery

Rachel Zsembery
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Boston Architectural College Instructor, 2011-2015
  • Boston Society of Architects
  • PAVE
  • Retail Design Institute
  • SHOP! – Board of Directors & Industry Future Council
  • The Arlington Redevelopment Board
  • US Green Building Council Massachusetts Chapter
  • VMSD Magazine Editorial Advisory Board
Licenses & Registrations
  • New York - NY Texas - TX South Carolina - SC Maine - ME District of Columbia - DE AIA RDI Kansas - KS Oregon - OR Kentucky - KY Arkansas - AR North Dakota - ND Idaho - ID Connecticut - CT Vermont - VT Wyoming - WY Pennsylvania - PA Illinois - IL Maryland - MD Iowa - IA Rhode Island - RI Virginia - VA LEED AP South Dakota Michigan - MI Massachusetts - MA Georgia - GA Oklahoma - OK

What does successful workplace culture mean to you?

A successful workplace culture is built on trust. When you put in the effort to build trust within your organization, anything and everything is possible. It’s what ties our Bergmeyer family together.

If you had millions to donate, which cause would you choose to share it with?

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

At what age would you live forever?

Too soon to tell. I don’t think I have achieved peak Rachel yet.

What’s your biggest ambition?

Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Thousand-year-old egg in Hue, Vietnam.

What's your beverage of choice?

Lagavulin Neat

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