Chicago, IL, November 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Berry DeSimone, Jr. has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Legat Architects, Inc. The promotion is part of a third generation leadership transition of the firm, founded in 1964.
DeSimone will lead the firm’s business operations in the areas of project delivery, human resources, technology, and client service. He will work closely with the President/CEO and Chief Financial Officer to align the day-to-day operations and performance criteria with the firm’s strategic business goals. DeSimone works with the firm’s Studio Directors to oversee project managers and ensure that the firm’s processes provide continuous improvement in the areas of Sustainability, Performance, and Design.
“Berry’s organizational skills and strategic perspective make him the ideal fit for this position,” says Patrick Brosnan, President/CEO of Legat Architects. “I am confident that he will draw from the exceptional rapport he has developed with clients and the respect he has gained among employees to enhance our reputation for high-performance, sustainable architecture.”
DeSimone joined Legat Architects in 1992 as a Senior Project Manager, and has over 37 years of experience in the architecture and construction industries. He grew the firm’s life safety/code compliance portfolio to encompass over 300 facilities, and initiated the firm’s Building Envelope Services Team. He was promoted to Principal in 2004, to Principal in Charge of the firm’s Oak Brook studio in 2005, and to the Board of Directors in 2006. DeSimone holds memberships with the following organizations: American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Legat Architects is a leading sustainable architectural and interior design practice specializing in commercial/mixed use, corporate office, higher education, healthcare, K-12 education, and municipal facilities. It serves clients regionally and nationally from its Illinois offices (Chicago, Crystal Lake, Oak Brook, Waukegan) and its joint venture firm in Columbus, Ohio.