John Pennekamp

Senior Associate

John has been with BRR since 2015. He helps lead our Philadelphia office and serves as the program manager for Whole Foods Market and Wawa. His capabilities as project manager have led many clients, stakeholders, engineers and jurisdictions towards successful project outcomes. Since joining BRR, he has amassed strong experience working with a variety of grocery and retail clients across the country. He has served on numerous BRR teams managing a variety of project types ranging from large ground-up retail to multi-story urban sites for our clients.  

Professional Registrations

Registered Architect

Licensed in Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)


Drury University, Master of Architecture

Sustainable Grocery Retail Design

By John Pennekamp & Matt Kempf

Grocery retail stores tend to have high energy consumption due to the size of their footprint, their refrigeration systems, and their kitchen equipment. As the cost of energy use rises…

How to Convert Existing Urban Buildings to Grocery Stores

By John Pennekamp

BRR’s experience in the grocery sector dates back to the firm’s founding in 1963. Our team has extensive knowledge on various project types across the country and we’ve learned a few things over the years…