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Dyer Brown Transitions to New Ownership Structure

9 May 2018

Approaching our 50th year in practice, Dyer Brown is excited to announce the completion of a major transition of ownership and new roles for our three principals. This much-anticipated transition caps the recent evolution of Dyer Brown, beginning in 2016 when one of our longtime owners, Roger Shepley, announced he would be stepping back from day-to-day operations of the firm. As of 2018, taking over as partners are Brent Zeigler (President and Director of Design); Rachel Woodhouse (Director of Operations); and Tara Martin (Director of Client Services). The three assumed their current firm leadership roles more than two years ago, and in the intervening time they have expanded our firm’s footprint, implemented several major initiatives, and added new staff to bring Dyer Brown to over 50 professionals. 

“We are honored to have this opportunity to lead our talented project teams and talented teams and build on the valuable legacy and design achievements of Dyer Brown,” says Zeigler. “As we build on our expanding markets and begin more projects in a few new sectors, we’ll continue to take on exciting new challenges and develop lasting partnerships even as we remain mindful of our firm’s legacy of distinct capabilities, which began here in 1969.” 

Over the decades and in recent years, Dyer Brown has provided innovative architecture and interior design services for building owners and corporate and institutional end-users. Dyer Brown has built a significant portfolio of clients -- including major global brands and well-regarded sector leaders -- with scores of award-winning, high-performance building projects chiefly in the hospitality, workplace, academic, and retail sectors. 

“The Dyer Brown legacy is about more than creating building and interior environments,” says Woodhouse. “Our team is focused on translating each client’s goals and mission into an experience, positively impacting each occupant and visitor. As we assume leadership and ownership of the firm, we remain mindful of the firm’s ongoing achievements in realizing each client’s vision.”

Dyer Brown is best known for our on-call services to large client groups, under the banners of Asset Design + Support for real estate owners and management companies and Corporate Services for major employers with large facility portfolios who prefer the mix of long-term planning and strategic design. Martin adds, “Dyer Brown’s history and reputation are the foundation for what we hope to build next.”

Previous owner-stakeholder Roger Shepley, who led the firm for 13 of his 34 years with the firm, says, “A company has to move forward to keep building a record of success. With the vision and talents brought by Rachel, Tara and Brent, Dyer Brown will continue its robust design leadership and skills in client development and management.”

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