Meet Our Dallas Team

December 20, 2018 | By David L. Copenhaver, AIA

For more than 30 years, our staff in Texas has perfected the balance between design, service and client profitability. Some new faces have joined industry veterans in our Dallas office, and the team is refocused on bringing elite design expertise to Texas builders and developers.

nullDavid L. Copenhaver, AIA

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, 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. His 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. Dave is a frequent expert speaker at industry events and conferences, contributes to trade publications, and strives to push the design envelope at every opportunity.

nullChad Riney
Production Director

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 earning his business degree, he worked for an electrical engineering firm and a multifamily developer before finding his way to BSB Design in September of 2000. Today, he 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. He enjoys working on a team toward 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.

nullGary Bennett
Project Manager

Gary has worked in the home building industry for over 30 years. More than 12 of those have been at BSB Design, where he was instrumental in helping to establish the firm’s Dallas office. He has also held key project management and design roles at several private home builders in Texas. This hands-on experience is invaluable as Gary works with the firm’s builder clients throughout the region. He strives to remain flexible and adaptable with clients, assembling cohesive, responsive teams for each new project. Outside the office, Gary is active with his sons’ baseball career, and he enjoys fishing and migratory bird watching.

nullBob Boyd
Director of Land Planning

Bob Boyd is a registered landscape architect and the Director of Land Planning for the Tampa office of BSB Design. Active in many professional organizations, including ULI and NAHB, he has over 30 years of experience in land planning and landscape architecture for single family, multifamily and mixed use projects. Before joining BSB Design in 1990, Bob’s work at Tampa Palms in Tampa, Florida, earned the NAHB 1987 Master Planned Community of the Year. Bob designed Neal Communities’ flagship master planned development, University Park, which won numerous community design awards including “Best Master Planned Community Design in America” from the National Association of Home Builders.

nullAndrew Penrose

Andrew has been part of the BSB Design family since 2006, and he actually has his own family to thank for that. His brother Mike encouraged him to pursue a career in architectural design, and Andrew has been in the industry ever since. He enjoys a variety of creative endeavors, like woodworking, drawing/painting, working on classic cars, and playing guitar. As a Designer, Andrew gets to use his creative energy to help clients accomplish their goals. He prides himself on really listening to client needs before beginning the design process, a focus that consistently produces winning results.

nullKevin Bauer
Job Captain

Lots of kids love LEGOs, but Kevin says they provided the key inspiration that led him to pursue a career in architecture. His passion for design started with a degree in landscape architecture, and he designed outdoor living spaces and pools for three years. He eventually completed his Master’s in Architecture and began work with several major design firms on projects ranging from hotels to financial institutions to large, custom home clients. Kevin joined BSB Design in 2014, where every project he works on begins by listening to the client. He then enjoys the complexities of each job and the creative problem solving that helps them succeed. Kevin’s interests outside the office are varied, including stained glass design and restoration, gardening, and his pets (Pugs and birds).

nullOscar Chavez
Senior Draftsperson

Oscar developed an interest in drawing houses at an early age, and it eventually led him to pursue training in computer drafting and design. He joined BSB Design in 2014 and is responsible for developing projects in CAD from schematic design through construction documentation. He is proud to be considered dependable and honest among his colleagues, and he enjoys finding and fixing potential problems before they cause setbacks and delays. Oscar is a consistent, detail-oriented team member. His career has included work for private home builders and engineering firms, and he is a former United States Marine with four years of experience in military supply and logistics. In his spare time, he enjoys music and fixing anything that’s broken.

nullMike Penrose
Architect / Senior Designer

With a love of drawing from early childhood, Mike has had lots of practice – and it shows. His colleagues consistently comment on how quickly he can produce high-quality design work. These quick solutions help clients envision their goals very early in the process, enabling revisions and pivots that increase profitability. Mike joined BSB Design in 2013 but worked for a number of major design firms before that, and his roles included landscape design and architectural design for projects in nearly every market segment. He enjoys sketching, reading and model trains – and the occasional friendly competition with his brother Andrew.

nullWilliam Reed
Job Captain

William benefits from over 26 years of architectural and civil engineering experience, including roles in construction project administration, design, estimating and drafting. His work has spanned nearly every project type, including industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. William also has extensive residential experience for national and regional builders throughout the southeast and Texas, with project work in single family detached, multifamily, community master planning. Even during his 5-year career in the United States Navy, he worked in design and construction for governmental projects. William is a self-proclaimed “Boy Scout for Life”, always planning his next outdoor adventure, and enjoys a wide variety of personal endeavors, from chess to music to martial arts.

nullTravis Ritenour
Project Manager

Travis began his undergraduate training in engineering but quickly switched to architecture, which was the perfect way to integrate his artistic abilities into a technical career. He joined BSB Design in 2017 and focuses on multifamily projects in the Dallas area, where he is involved in all phases from design through occupancy. Before joining the firm, he gained valuable experience across the globe in projects ranging from hospitality to government to commercial interiors. Travis is passionate about the environment and sustainability, so he has great interest in projects with LEED and EarthCraft certification goals. He enjoys collaboration and is known for a positive disposition that uplifts any project team.