Kimmel Bogrette Welcomes Partnership with Architecture Veteran Robert Reid, AIA, LEED AP
With much anticipation, Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site welcomes Robert Reid as a new firm Associate and Director of Planning, forging a partnership that will merge Reid’s firm, ELEVATE architects+collaborators, into Kimmel Bogrette; “elevating” the portfolio of the combined firms to one that includes an even greater depth of projects for higher education institutions, cultural and civic organizations, healthcare, nonprofits, as well as commercial and corporate clients.
The partnership is expected to further strengthen Kimmel Bogrette’s reputation as an architectural success story and one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 25 Architecture Firms for the last several years. Since its founding, Kimmel Bogrette has focused on creating “Extraordinary Solutions for Ordinary Budgets” which translates for each client into design excellence coupled with fiscal responsibility and a focus on the mission and success of the client organization.
“When we first spoke with Bob it was amazing to hear the similarities between our respective firms in terms of territory and type of clients, and how we both strive to holistically fulfill our clients’ goals,” said Jim Bogrette. “It was serendipitous that we reconnected since Bob, Martin and I were all in Architecture School at Temple University more than 20 years ago. Because of this personal connection, I’ve kept track of Bob’s professional growth and beautiful architectural solutions. I’m really glad to have one less competitor out there and to have him on our team!”
Mr. Reid will be responsible for advancing Kimmel Bogrette’s success through client engagement. He will also direct business development strategy, along with overall project leadership and implementation.
“After exploring numerous architectural firms in the area,” notes Bob Reid, “I was thrilled to find in Kimmel Bogrette the rare combination of design excellence, fiscal responsibility and a deep-seated desire to help clients succeed through the use of the built environment. I am excited to be working with Martin and Jim. “
With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Mr. Reid is preceded by his reputation for completing well-orchestrated, successful projects for institutions such as Widener University, Drexel University, the University of Delaware, and the Philadelphia Greek Museum, not to mention his tenacity and an ever-present natural rapport in guiding clients through simple and complex projects.