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Dyer Brown Appoints New Leadership, Launches Rebrand

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(l-r) Roger Shepley, Tara Martin, Ashley Dunn, Rachel Woodhouse, Brent Zeigler, Sara Ross, and Deniz Ferendeci / © Kim Neal Photography

Boston – Dyer Brown, a 45-year-old, Boston-based architecture and interior design firm, announced that Brent D. Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, director of design, has been named president. The official announcement was made at the firm’s brand relaunch in March attended by clients, colleagues, and the Dyer Brown team.

The firm also announced the strategic restructuring of its services into three studio sectors: Corporate Services, Building Services, and Workplace/Retail + Hospitality.

Zeigler assumes the role of president from Roger D. Shepley, AIA, NCARB, who will continue at the firm as principal and board president.

The firm has expanded services to include an in-house 3D visualization team, which provides advanced and innovative marketing methods for illustrating design concepts to include renderings, animations, motion graphics, website layouts, and on-site installation elements. Zeigler will guide the day-to-day operations and direct the management team in its strategic growth initiatives in each of the newly formed core studios.

image001-13The firm also announced the appointment of Tara Martin, director of client services, to Dyer Brown’s board of directors. She has over 20 years of experience overseeing client services for a number of major accounts.

Deniz Ferendeci was promoted to director of building services and brings over 17 years of commercial architecture and project management experience totaling more than 23 million sf of space.


“Dyer Brown has been a firm that has always looked toward the future. For us to continue our successful growth, you need to allow for advancement opportunities for the next generation,” said Shepley.

“The firm has been winning a broader scope of work and more robust projects over the past several years.

There’s a renewed energy; and we have new capabilities that we didn’t have five years ago given the breadth and depth of the experiences of our growing team. Under Brent’s leadership, I’m confident that he will continue the momentum of providing an unparalleled level of service to our clients as well as be a strong mentor—leading an extraordinary team of design professionals to meet the challenges ahead.”

“This is an exciting time at Dyer Brown as we look towards the future of expanding our portfolio and cultivating new and maintaining existing long-term relationships. As we evolve, clients can be assured that our team will continue providing them with the level of high quality work and attention they’ve come to expect from our firm,” said Zeigler. “I’m honored to be entrusted with leading such a dedicated and talented group of professionals who have and will continue contributing to our success.”

. Other leadership at Dyer Brown includes Rachel Woodhouse, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Associate Principal/Director of Operations, Sara Ross, LEED AP ID+C, Director of Corporate Services, and Ashley Dunn, AIA, NCARB, Senior Project Manager/Sector Leader: Workplace, Retail & Hospitality.

REBRANDING A LEGACY: Culture. Driven. Design. In 1969, John Chouteau Dyer Architects was launched with a staff of five—and later changed its name to Dyer Brown & Associates. Today, at Dyer Brown, there’s a team of 40 employees and growing. The recent rebranding includes a new logo and website which graphically represents a developing firm to be more reflective of a current generation of designers, and as part of the firm’s long-term strategic initiatives. To learn more about the firm’s work and history visit



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