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Leadership Update

March 27, 2020 | By Daniel R. Swift, AIA

BSB Design has been led by talented Partners for the last 50+ years, and they are the foundation of our success. This month, we welcome two new Senior Partners and three new Partners to our BSB Design leadership team. Help us in congratulating these newly promoted leaders!


NEW SENIOR PARTNERS

BRAD SONNENBURG

Phoenix | bsonnenburg@bsbdesign.com | 480.498.2058

Brad has over 30 years of experience in residential architecture throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. His design expertise covers single family communities, small lot cluster homes, townhomes, rental apartments and infill development. Since first joining BSB Design, Brad has developed an extensive background in project management, construction documents, staff management and field coordination.

As Vice President of Operations, Brad oversees the business development, contracts, budgeting, design, management and scheduling of staff and projects for the firm’s West Coast offices. He is also a member of BSB Design’s Board of Directors.  

DAVID L. COPENHAVER, AIA

Dallas | dcopenhaver@bsbdesign.com | 469.729.2722

Since joining BSB Design in 1989, Dave has been involved in a multitude of project types, including single family, multifamily, mixed use and 55+ communities. As a lead designer in the firm and a member of the Board of Directors, Dave is actively involved in defining our national design vision, and he maintains specific focus and leadership in Texas and the southeast. He has managed and designed award-winning projects throughout the United States and has held key positions in a number of community vision committees. 

Dave’s knowledge of the industry and design trends throughout the country, combined with his commitment to providing immediate response and follow through, make him an invaluable resource to his clients. He is a frequent expert speaker at industry events and conferences, contributes to trade publications, and strives to push the design envelope at every opportunity.


NEW PARTNERS

JOHN GOODWIN

Chicago | jgoodwin@bsbdesign.com | 847.776.3279

John has more than 20 years of experience in architecture and construction throughout the country, including numerous types of single family and multifamily housing and commercial projects. He joined BSB Design as a Project Manager, and over the past two decades he has been involved in nearly every aspect of business development and project delivery. Clients value John's business acumen and problem-solving ability, learning quickly that he understands the importance of good communication, honesty and loyalty. For this reason, he has become the contact of choice for a number of high profile clients who know that when they need something done, John will make it happen for the benefit of the entire team.

As Partner, John manages the daily operations of the Chicago office and is responsible for all components of project delivery, from contract agreements through construction administration. He contributes to local and national business development and operations efforts, striving to reflect BSB Design's core values and further establish the firm's legacy in Chicago and beyond.

RICK HENRY

Phoenix | rhenry@bsbdesign.com | 480.498.2049

Rick believes that the best success is the result of the best teamwork. To this end, he fosters open interaction between governing bodies, clients and subcontractors. And with over 27 years of experience in residential architecture throughout Arizona, he knows how to get things done on time and on budget.

Rick has managed all types of single family and multifamily development projects. As office leader in Phoenix, Rick oversees operations and coordinates with production and design leaders regarding design, land planning, production and day-to-day activities. He has an extensive background in project management, construction documents, staff management and field coordination. As Partner with BSB Design, Rick is also involved with local and national business development, working with the firm's leadership team to establish operational practices and client service models that will ensure BSB's continued growth and prosperity.

CHAD RINEY

Dallas | criney@bsbdesign.com | 469.729.2729

Influenced by a family of framers and builders, Chad was immersed in the construction industry from the start. By age 16, he began framing houses to earn money, and by college he was running his own framing crew. After attending business school, he worked for an electrical engineering firm and a multifamily design firm before finding his way to BSB Design in September of 2000.

Today, Chad manages the day to day operations of the firm’s Dallas office and provides project management for single family and townhome projects in multiple regions. As Partner, he brings a no-nonsense approach to the firm's management team as they work together to plot the best course for BSB Design's future growth. Whether leading from the C-suite or helping front-line staff meet deadlines, he enjoys working on teams to achieve the goal of creating homes where families can come together and make memories.

Chad is an avid outdoorsman who loves hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.