Taking care of our team members is important to us, and we are proud to support the professional and personal growth of our teammates. Today, we are pleased to announce a series of promotions for leaders at our firm.
We have named three new Executive Vice Presidents within the leadership team:
John Frank, AIA, LEED AP BD+ C, has been promoted to Executive Vice President within the BRR Architecture leadership team. John started with BRR in Kansas City working on retrofit retail projects of varying size and complexity. Over the course of his 15+ years with BRR he’s worked closely with clients and colleagues to envision new retail concepts, prototype concept designs for both new and retrofit construction and develop a new core market for BRR in Industrial project delivery. John moved to Arkansas in 2011 to grow and lead our Bentonville office and today works with our team members and retail clients throughout the country.
Andrew Maass, AIA, has been promoted to Executive Vice President within the BRR Architecture leadership team. After starting his tenure in Kansas City and then opening the BRR San Francisco office, Andrew now leads our Philadelphia office and provides senior-level leadership for grocery and retail projects throughout the Northeast. He is instrumental in working with project managers to provide high quality designs and exemplary client service to a full roster of clients. Additionally, Andrew frequently leads initiatives to improve BRR’s day-to-day operations across the firm.
Mariah Meyer, AIA, LEED AP BD+ C, has been promoted to Executive Vice President within the BRR Architecture leadership team. Throughout her professional career, Mariah has worked on multiple project types in hospitality, retail, entertainment, commercial and education markets. Her experience managing complex projects has been influential to the growth of BRR’s service offerings in our core markets. While Mariah is part of our Kansas City office, she leads project teams comprised of professional staff from multiple BRR offices to provide full architectural services for our clients.
We are also pleased to announce two new principals to our leadership group:
Carol Bartolo, AIA, has been promoted to Principal within the BRR Architecture leadership team. Carol has been with the firm for 12+ years and leads our Atlanta office. She has more than 20 years of experience providing full-scope architectural services and leads project teams working with retail, hospitality, and industrial clients. Carol has also been essential to BRR’s grocery-related efforts and helps lead a team of individuals that regularly identify and review global food retailing design trends, and study how those trends and other innovative solutions can be implemented into our clients’ programs.
Mark Scherrer, AIA, LEED GA, has been promoted to Principal within the BRR Architecture leadership team. Mark has been with BRR for eight years and is part of our Kansas City office. He has spent most of his career working on remodel, takeover and new construction projects for grocery and retail clients. He co-leads our Whole Foods Market account, and provides leadership for a team of professionals working on Whole Foods in multiple regions across the U.S.
We are proud to announce the following promotions to Senior Associates:
Dennis Wilson has been promoted to Senior Associate within the BRR Architecture leadership team. Dennis is part of our Bentonville office and leads the firm’s Sam’s Club Remodel program. In his 15+ years with BRR, he has worked on hundreds of remodel projects throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He also leads BRR’s construction cost estimating services for remodel prototypes and provides a valuable resource for our clients to forecast program-wide construction costs and cost implications of proposed changes.
Megan Whitman, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, has been promoted to Senior Associate within the BRR Architecture leadership team. Megan leads a team of designers working on projects for the firm’s grocery and retail markets. In her 13+ years at BRR, she has become highly influential in all stages of the design process, and she is a proven performer in client relationship management. Megan currently leads day-to-day program management initiatives for one of the firm’s key retail clients, which includes multi project site adapt and template-based programs.
Finally, three new associates have joined our leadership team:
Carol Bell, AIA, has been promoted to an Associate on the BRR Architecture leadership team. Carol has 12 years of commercial architecture experience, and has spent the last 10 working with prototypes. She is instrumental in the development, maintenance, and site-adapt support for both new store and remodel projects, and is responsible for the programming of complex logistical operations, researching and implementing new techniques and products, As part of her role, Carol has also been heavily involved in the development of Revit and AutoCAD drawing efficiencies, including automation and the ability to maintain multiple prototype options within each model.
Charles James, AIA, has been promoted to the BRR leadership team as an Associate. Charles has 35+ years of experience providing project management and architectural services on a variety of projects. He has provided leadership on all phases of many different project types, and currently is directly involved in BRR’s construction documents quality control process. His extensive experience in building detailing has proven to a be a valuable asset on our projects.
Ryan McKay, AICP has been promoted to an Associate on the BRR Architecture leadership team. During his 12+ years at the firm, Ryan has been instrumental in the development, guidance and implementation of entitlement efforts surrounding new stores and renovation projects for national retailers, and he has been supporting clients in implementing their omni-channel strategies across the country. Ryan’s urban planning background, paired with more than a decade of entitlement experience, has made him highly influential in the planning of commercial and mixed-use development proposals in our region, provides additional perspective when coordinating the numerous jurisdictional challenges associated with retail development.