January 14, 2013
DENVER, CO – Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture is pleased to announce the addition of two new employees. The Denver-based firm hired Kip Jameson of Plano, Texas as a senior project manager and Rebecca Lavezzary as director of marketing.
Kip Jameson, AIA, will be leading Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture’s new Dallas, Texas office. Passionate about recreation and sports, Kip’s creative approach and ability to understand each client’s unique needs and translate them into a project vision make him an invaluable resource to the practice. His project leadership experience includes technical evaluations of existing facilities, programming, master planning, feasibility studies, design, production, and construction administration. Kip is a broad-scale problem solver known for his positive attitude, adept at working with all team members, from owners to consultants to contractors. "Collaboration is the key to any successful project," says Kip. "I enjoy the interaction with staff, users and other stakeholders in a truly collaborative process, developing solutions that are innovative, respectful of place, and technically sound." Kip earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a licensed architect in the State of Texas. He is a regular speaker at regional conferences on sports and recreation facilities. Kip is currently part of the project teams for the City of Grapevine, Texas Community Activities Center Expansion and the City of Richardson, Texas Huffhines Recreation Center Expansion.
As Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture’s new director of marketing, Rebecca Lavezzary is responsible for collaborating with the firm’s partners on strategic planning. She spent her formative years in Colorado and New Mexico and then relocated to New York City after graduating from Colorado State University. Rebecca is actively involved in SMPS (Society of Marketing Professional Services) and currently serves as the sponsorship chair for the Colorado chapter. She also served as director of public relations for the New York chapter of SMPS between 2010 and 2012. Rebecca has over 10 years of industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. “I believe open communication is the most important element in any successful relationship,” she says, “and I’ve found the environment at BRS truly supports this ideal.” In her first month at BRS, Rebecca took charge of submitting the Eagle View Adult Center to the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Columbine Awards competition. Her entry fetched the top award in the "New Facility Design" category. Great job Rebecca!
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture has placed in ZweigWhite's "Best Architecture Firms to Work For" rankings for the past several years, and was named #1 Best Architecture Firm to Work For in 2011.
About Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture's mission is to design inspired, sustainable community architecture. Working closely with owners and communities, the firm achieves visionary goals with cost-effective solutions. Winners of more than 40 design awards, BRS has completed projects for more than 200 communities in 37 states. The firm's expertise includes recreation centers, wellness facilities, field houses, aquatic centers, park structures, ball fields, spas, resorts, clubhouses, senior centers, water parks, libraries and recreation facility master plans.