RNL Expands Leadership Team

DENVER – RNL, an international architecture, planning and design firm, has promoted 21 employees, including Merlin Maley and Dominic Weilminster to principals and Barbara Berastegui to associate principal.

“At RNL, we thrive on collaboration and diversity, with a firm belief in promoting from within,” said Josh Gould, AIA, LEED AP, CEO of RNL. “The new additions to our leadership team reflect a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will allow us to continue listening, learning and creating spaces that make a difference in people’s lives.”

About RNL’s New Principals

Merlin Maley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C has dedicated more than a decade of his career to the transit industry and civic market. As RNL’s Western Region Transit Director, Maley focuses on transit and municipal/utilities maintenance and operations facilities. Over the course of his 21-year career, Maley has developed expertise in architecture, and sustainable design, serving as a project architect, project manager and designer on projects around the country. His portfolio includes the LEED Platinum Emil “Lucky” Reznik Administration Maintenance and Operations Facility in South Bend, Indiana, the Utah Transit Authority Depot District Service Center, and numerous award winning transit and public works facilities within the Rocky Mountain Region. In 2015, he was recognized as one of Mass Transit Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and is a proud graduate of Leadership APTA.

Dominic Weilminster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an award-winning architect who divides his talents between RNL’s higher education, civic, cultural, commercial and master planning projects. His visionary approach to solving client problems is evident locally in the design of the University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture and the Eastside Human Services Building in Denver. He is the recipient of the 2010 AIA Denver President’s Award for Service and AIA Colorado’s 2016 Emerging Professional of the Year. Weilminster stays involved in the local community through the Downtown Denver Partnership and as a vice president of the University of Colorado Denver Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is also the youngest member in RNL’s history to serve on its board of directors.

About RNL’s New Associate Principal

Barbara Berastegui, AIA, LEED AP BD+C brings more than 20 years of experience, including 16 years with RNL, to her new role as associate principal. Today, she applies her expertise to the design and coordination of transit and civic projects across RNL’s geographies. Berastegui’s work includes design leadership on award-winning projects such as the East Valley Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility in Phoenix, LA Metro’s Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility in Los Angeles and the Harrisonburg Administration and Maintenance Facility in Virginia. These three projects in particular are emblematic of Barbara’s ability to work collaboratively to blend high-quality design, forward-thinking sustainability features and value engineering to meet client goals. Outside of work, Berastegui volunteers her time and resources to the Girl Scouts of America.

RNL’s New Senior Associates

Rachel Bannon-Godfrey, LEED AP BD+C; Jordan Block, AICP; Amy Chang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Brian Milnick, Jana Nelson, Emily Richards, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

RNL’s New Associates

Yi-Cheng Chen, RA, LEED AP BD+C; Aaron Harcek, AIA, LEED AP; Curtis Hung, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP; Alicia Johannesen, Jeff McKelvey, Rob Ollett, LEED AP; Suzanne Serna, Brianne Serafini, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate; Laura Steele, RA, LEED AP BD+C; Eric Wood, RA, LEED Green Associate

RNL’s New Directors

Ken Anderson, AIA, LEED AP is now the national transit director and Ian Roth, AIA, LEED AP has been named director of digital practice.

In 2016, RNL was listed in B Corp’s Best for the World, scoring in the top 10 percent of companies for their treatment of employees.

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