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, initiative, and commitment to making Bergmeyer a great design firm – and a great place to work. Please join us in extending our congratulations to these remarkable people.

Darryl Filippi, promoted to Principal

Darryl joined Bergmeyer in 1996 and now leads a team dedicated to our firm’s higher education clients. He is a highly effective and experienced leader of large, multi-disciplinary consultant teams for projects with challenging parameters and complexity.

Rachel Zsembery, promoted to Principal

Rachel brings an architectural focus to experiential retail design. She joined the firm in 2002 and has led award winning projects. Rachel has been recognized for with the Planning and Visual Education Award’s Rising Star Award in 2008 and has been named one of design:retail magazine’s 40 Under 40 recipients of 2015.

Ken Hogan, promoted to Associate Principal

Ken leads a team dedicated to providing each of our studios with absolutely the best design, documentation, and communication tools modern technology can provide. Ken keeps Bergmeyer on the cutting edge of technology which allows us to design at our best.

Mare Weiss, promoted to Senior Associate

Mare is one of Bergmeyer’s most experienced retail designers. She has a breadth of knowledge in store planning, operations, fixture design, and merchandising and an ability to affect design concepts that lead to delightfully successful consumer environments.

Melissa Salter, promoted to Senior Associate

Melissa leads our accounting group in the monitoring and execution of all Bergmeyer financial matters, and believes her job is to help make our project teams better practitioners. She extends herself by developing sound project-based financial practices and regularly advises the firm’s Board of Directors on financial direction.

Rachel Lanzafame, promoted to Associate

Rachel plays a critical role on Bergmeyer’s dining and food service projects which range from quick-serve restaurants to large university dining halls. Within our firm, Rachel supports and assists in developing solutions to work with Bergmeyer’s evolving process for the use of Building Information Modeling.

Brian Perlow, promoted to Associate

Brian guides the firm’s largest national retail design group through standards development, prototype design, and site-specific implementation. With more than a decade of experience in retail program leadership, Brian is a keen advocate for the client’s goals.

Jen Shiminsky, promoted to Associate

Jen’s expertise is in providing creative design leadership and superior project management for our academic and food service clients. She enjoys projects that are complex; allowing her to apply her critical thinking and proficiency in technology based design tools.

Published May 21, 2015