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Announcing Promotions at BartonPartners

April 21st, 2011

Please join us in congratulating Bruce, Melissa, and Steven.

Bruce E. Adelsberger, AIA, LEED AP to Principal
Melissa J. Smithers, AIA, LEED AP to
Project Manager
Steven Bickel to Director of Architectural Design

Bruce Adelsberger has 28 years of experience in institutional, office/commercial, mixed use residential, and community-based architectural design. Bruce leads the non-residential market sector work at BartonPartners. He has worked on campus plans and facilities for educational institutions, such as St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Penn State University, and Devon Preparatory School, and has completed office projects for clients such as AT&T, Aqua America, Xerox, and Brandywine Realty Trust. His Healthcare experience includes various medical offices and out-patient facilities. His commercial and retail experience includes projects for PNC Bank and Bryn Mawr Trust Bank, as well as the Wheaton Mall, Crossings Outlet Square, and Hilltop Plaza. Bruce has also completed projects for Human Services organizations, such as NHS Human Services and Northern Home for Children. A registered architect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Adelsberger received a Bachelor of Architecture (cum laude) from Syracuse University and studied in Florence, Italy. He is a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is a LEED Accredited Professional, with membership in the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC).

Melissa Smithers also earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and studied in Florence, Italy. Upon graduation, Melissa joined BartonPartners and has worked on numerous multifamily housing projects, such as: Dublin Terrace, Foxfield Condominiums, Woodmont at Palmer, and Voorhees Town Center. She has also worked on commercial shell renovations, clubhouses, single family residences, townhouse developments, hospitality, senior housing, and urban infill projects. A registered architect in Pennsylvania, Melissa is a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Upon graduation from Philadelphia University’s architecture program, Steven Bickel spent nearly a year working in the industry and focusing on hospitality, small residential housing and recreational architecture. Since joining BartonPartners in 2002, he has held several positions, giving him responsibility for a number of functions including project management, construction documentation, design, spatial planning and schematic design from start through construction. In his role as Director of Architectural Design, Steven will focus on design by managing and directing the project design in accordance with the project goals and program requirements.  In addition, he will monitor the refinement of the design through project completion by collaborating with other project managers.