Ken Berendt Retires after 35 years with BRS

June 14, 2017

DENVER, CO, June, 16, 2017 – After 35 years working for Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Principal Ken Berendt is set to retire at the end of June.
Ken joined BRS in the spring of 1982, and during his three-and-a-half-decade tenure, Ken has championed our work with the National Park Service and General Service Administration, and as our “CEO of Design,” has contributed to the design of recreation centers and visitor facilities across the country. 

In addition to leading our design practice, Ken has worn many hats at BRS (both figuratively and literally), filled our office with plants and our drawings with hidden Simpsons characters, and embodied the values and culture of BRS both personally and professionally.

Ken joined BRS after graduating from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Since coming on board as a project manager, Ken has continually advanced the practice of design at BRS and helped create and maintain the culture and energy we know and love.

Once when Ken was asked what success looked like, he answered,
“Like Humphrey Bogart at the end of Casablanca: mission accomplished, truth prevails and you have your friends.”

The truth is, you have succeeded and will always have friends here at BRS, but we will most certainly miss having you around. Thank you for your time, your dedication, your passion for design and commitment to mentoring the next generation of designers at BRS.

About Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Through a fun, passionate and people-inspired process, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designs lively, purposeful buildings and places that draw people together. Earning more than 75 design awards, BRS has completed projects for more than 200 communities in 40 states across the U.S. With offices in Denver and Dallas, the firm is dedicated to designing places that build community, including recreation facilities, wellness and active-aging centers, field houses, aquatic centers, park structures, ball fields, clubhouses, water parks, resorts, libraries, city halls, cultural centers, and related facilities and master plans.

Rebecca Lavezzary
Director of Marketing
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture