BHDP Architecture Enhances Retail Practice with Addition of Brezina

Top Quote BHDP Architecture has enhanced the depth of experience and expertise in its Retail practice with the addition of industry veteran Andrew Brezina as Retail Client Leader. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 03, 2010 - Cincinnati, Ohio - BHDP Architecture has enhanced and expanded the expertise in its Retail practice with the addition of Andrew Brezina as Retail Client Leader.

    With 23 years of industry experience, Brezina brings a proven track record of success in space allocation/planning, product merchandising/presentation, standards development, design development, project scheduling, specifications and documentation for construction.

    Previously, Brezina served as principal for RIC, a general contractor in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he worked in the corporate office of Macy's for more than 20 years, most recently as Operating Vice President of Store Planning.

    While at Macy's, his professional highlights included developing the following brand flagship stores:
    - Macy's in Herald Square, downtown Manhattan;
    - Burdines, Miami, Fla.;
    - Lenox, Atlanta, Ga.;
    - as well as incorporating hundreds of newly acquired stores into the Macy's chain.

    Brezina earned degrees in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology as well as Orange County (Calif.) Community College. He is an officer and active member of the Institute of Store Planners (ISP)/Retail Design Institute (RDI) and is a founder of the Rudy Javosky SPACE Golf Classic which has netted more than $500,000 in scholarships for students in the fields of Construction Management, Design, Architecture and Fashion at the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University.

    Brezina has joined BHDP's Retail practice which provides solutions from innovative retail design concepts and department store design to regional mall renovation and urban design/mixed use facilities. The combination allows BHDP to provide an unparalleled understanding of complex retail development to clients with the unique ability to provide services ranging from market analysis and master planning to prototyping and design.

    "Having been on the client side, Andrew provides tremendous insight for our retail customers," said Michael Habel, CEO of BHDP. "The depth and breadth of his experience will be invaluable in helping our clients find solutions and create great environments."

    About BHDP Architecture
    BHDP Architecture is a national architectural firm with offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio and Durham, North Carolina. Focused on creating environments for people that deliver great experiences through an informed design process, BHDP effectively blends the science and the art of architecture. BHDP is committed to market-specific expertise to provide informed strategy and creative intuition in Higher Education, Retail, Science and Workplace categories. BHDP celebrates its recognition as a member of Engineering News-Record's "Top 100 Green Design Firms" and "Top 500" list, Architectural Record's "Top 150 Architecture Firms," and Business First's "Best Places to Work." For more information, visit

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