MSR Design is excited to announce the promotion of Jeryl Aman, AIA, to director of operations and Ben Lewis, AIA, to design technologies lead. As director of operations, Jeryl will lead the effort to run efficient and nimble operational practices, actively monitoring project health across the firm, managing staffing utilization, and overseeing the firm’s administrative functions. As design technologies lead, Ben will lead the development of tools and processes to benefit overall project workflows and elevate design quality.
“We are delighted to announce the elevation of Jeryl to our director of operations. During Jeryl’s long tenure at MSR Design, he has embodied the values of the firm,” says firm CEO Traci Lesneski, CID, LEED AP, Associate AIA. She continues, “His steady project leadership has made him invaluable to the clients he works with and has resulted in high-quality, inspiring projects, including Mill 19, one of the firm’s AIA COTE Top Ten Award-winning projects. We are excited to have his leadership expand to the firm’s operations in addition to his ongoing project contributions.”
Regarding his new position, Jeryl states, “Stepping into the role of MSR Design’s director of operations is both an incredible privilege and a humbling experience. I am deeply honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead and collaborate with our exceptional team, ensuring the success of our projects and the continued growth of our vision. With great excitement, I am eager to contribute my skills and passion to our ongoing pursuit of design excellence as we continue to shape spaces that inspire.”
“Ben’s passion for and curiosity about design technologies are infectious,” Traci states. “His advocacy for tools and processes that help us explore and represent our work has made us better. We are delighted to formalize his efforts with this new role.”
Regarding his promotion, Ben says, “My foremost goal as design technologies lead will be to nurture and harness the creative potential of our talented team. I’m grateful for this opportunity to continue strengthening our culture of design and making, while also exploring and adopting emerging technologies that will enhance our ability to craft innovative designs and a sustainable future.”