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DMR Architects Names Partners for the First Time

Hasbrouck Heights-based DMR Architects, which is noted for projects ranging from college campuses to medical centers to the train terminal at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, has named partners in the firm for the first time.

Lloyd Rosenberg, founder and chief executive of the award-winning 25-year-old firm, expects the process of naming partners to become part of the culture at DMR.

“In 2016 DMR grew by nearly 80% in revenue and 50% in staff, with expansion in each of our seven major practice areas,” says Mr. Rosenberg.  “DMR’s long-term goal was to develop an organization with strong managers leading esteemed, productive teams.  Our first five partners have invested their careers in creating a special culture and performance standard at DMR which warrants notice and reward.  The firm has committed to assessing how other high-achieving members of the team with a path toward their own career development could also gain ownership.”

DMR’s new partners are:

·         Gregg Stopa, AIA Senior Vice President.  With DMR since 1993, Mr. Stopa is senior project manager on many high-profile engagements, including the Ocean County Community College, Bergen Community College and the Woodbridge School.

·         Charles H. Sarlo, Esq., Vice President and General Council, joined DMR in 2001, is the chief legal counsel, and has been instrumental in providing risk management on corporate matters to Mr. Rosenberg and on project matters to the technical staff.

·         Kurt Vierheilig, AIA LEED BD+C, Senior Designer.  Mr. Vierheilig, who joined DMR in 1999, leads the creative design studio. He has designed such projects as the Rail Station at the Meadowlands Sports Complex and La Scuola, an Italian bi-lingual school in Manhattan. His contributions have also been instrumental in growing the firms multi-family practice area.

·         Pradeep Kapoor, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, Project Manager. A member of the DMR staff for more than 16 years, Mr. Kapoor fills the increasingly critical role of assuring environmental leadership and compliance for DMR projects, and manages wide range of projects for municipal to private clients, specializing in public safety projects, healthcare and multifamily housing.

·         Francis Reiner, PP, LLA Senior Urban Designer.  Since 2008 Mr. Reiner has led DMR into the dynamic area of municipal planning, designing innovative redevelopment plans for Hoboken, Hackensack, Bayonne, East Orange and elsewhere.

Mr. Rosenberg and his new partners anticipate a more diverse platform both in practice areas and geography in the years ahead.

“DMR is answering an important question in the fast-changing business of architecture today, which is how to differentiate our value to larger and smaller clients over a wide array of engagements,” says Mr. Rosenberg.

“Our company is moving forward decisively, which requires positioning ourselves to serve customers who have high expectations.  Naming partners represents an advancement in our thinking on the role of our people and the quality of the client experience we are expected to deliver.  We have a team that has bought into an ethic that lets us deliver a high standard of performance over a broad platform of service.  Our new partners have made enormous contributions in that regard, and I am proud to share the firm with them.”


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