Connecting people through design
Eimer Design is more than an architecture firm. We are a close-knit studio of architects and designers dedicated to creating innovative spaces.
Our studio mindset cultivates the kind of creativity you’d expect from a big shop, with the efficiency of a small one. We are passionate about designing and developing spaces that create an experience.
The projects we work on are ones that people interact with every day. Our small, collaborative environment allows us to work quickly, increase effectiveness, and provide higher value to our clients. The result? Thoughtfully designed and engaging spaces.
Our team works hard to represent every partner thoroughly and thoughtfully, providing design expertise every step of the way. These relationships have become the foundation of our creative process, ensuring that each project is executed seamlessly from start to finish.
As President of Eimer Design, Ed oversees quality control, design and client relations. Ed also happens to be the creative force behind each project. He combines imagination with a commitment to constantly improving Eimer Design’s services and finished products.
Ed’s role is to understand our Client’s needs on a business level and help transform them into physical space solutions with the Studio Team. He is personally responsible for scheduling, creative solutions, design critiques, budget analysis and maintaining Client satisfaction.
Ed has a unique ability to conceptualize design solutions that integrate with both the Client’s needs and budgets. His balance of pragmatism and creativity is best displayed in the early stages of project conceptualization, where he leads the design team’s development of initial design solutions and strategies. His deep understanding of a wide variety of building and space types, structural systems, Code manipulation strategies and development factors for rehabilitation and new construction allows the Eimer Design team to quickly evaluate strategies and refine a focus that leads to success.
Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Spring Garden College in 1991, earned his professional Architectural Registration in 2000 and received his NCARB National Architectural Certification in 2010. Ed currently holds professional licenses in 9 States.
Ed joined AP3C Architects in 1993, became a partner in 2000 and functioned as Managing Partner from 2010-2012. In 2012, Ed left AP3C to launch Eimer Design. Since that time, Ed has grown the Studio from a four-person team to a full capacity 14-person design studio with a diverse range of projects over a large section of the U.S.
Under Ed’s direction, Eimer Design has provided Designer and Architect of Record services for projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado and Puerto Rico.
Adrienne has successfully led a wide range of project types and project sizes through her architectural career. While her primary background is in architecture, her interests and skills include interior design, branding, graphics and merchandising. She’s applied those diverse skills to hospitality and retail projects throughout her career, delivering uniquely creative solutions for clients such as Urban Outfitters and Coca-Cola prior to joining the Eimer Design studio.
Adrienne quickly rose from Designer to Studio Director by overseeing design and delivery of complex projects for many of our most valued clients including Chef Kevin Sbraga, Chef Nick Elmi, Chef Mike Isabella, Chef Susanna Foo and Chef Franklin Becker. Adrienne is lead on all fast casual, fine dining and food hall projects. Her creativity can be seen in the designs on many of our most recognizable projects including Franklin’s Table, Mistral, The Little Beet, Suga, Pepita, Chops, ITV and The Fat Ham.
Outside the Studio, Adrienne has continued to stay involved in academia, teaching at several local universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Philadelphia University and Drexel University. She has been invited to participate in various design competitions and exhibits and has had her work featured in several publications including Dwell Magazine.
Adrienne earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Catholic University of America. She is LEED accredited, NCARB certified and a registered architect in Pennsylvania.
Luca joined Eimer Design with over 14 years of professional experience in projects ranging from high rise buildings, government office, residential and urban design. In his 2+ years of work at Eimer Design, Luca has expanded that expertise to include a wide range of corporate and food and beverage projects.
Luca leads all of Eimer Design’s corporate, multi-family and coffee café design projects. He brings a level of stylized design and excellent coordination to all of his projects. This balance of creativity and technical expertise can be seen in his work at 1845 Walnut Street, 1101 Market Street or on any of the over 20 project’s we’ve designed for Saxbys Coffee.
Luca earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia [IUAV] in Venice, Italy. Upon graduating, he started his career in Italy at an architecture firm focused on residential and urban design. In 2007, Luca moved to the U.S. where he worked as a Project Architect/Manager for a Philadelphia firm specializing in architectural restoration, renovation and adaptive reuse. Luca’s main focus and interest in the dialogue and relationships between contemporary architecture and the historical/existing context is a valuable talent on the many project’s we design within historical buildings or neighborhoods. He has worked on several Preservation Achievement Awards winning projects.
Luca holds a Registered Architect license in the European Union and is currently pursuing studies for Architectural licensure in the U.S.
Adrian joined Eimer Design in 2015 after spending his first few years as a professional in Los Angeles and Chicago. Adrian brings a creative approach and drive for excellence to every project he touches. His experience includes residential, commercial and hospitality designs.
In his 3+ years at the Eimer Design Studio, Adrian has become an expert at Food Hall design and visual conceptualization. His ability to create functionally sound operational planning strategies and 3-dimensional spaces is a key to the Eimer Design success. His skills can be seen in our work for Saxbys, Suga, The Fat Ham, Sbraga & Co. and Franklin’s Table.
Adrian holds a Bachelor in the Science of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago, which he earned in 2013. Adrian is currently pursuing professional registration status.
Chrissy is a talented interior designer who has created over 2 million square feet of functional, exciting space in her 20-year career. She has mastered the ability to listen to her clients and turn their goals into a refined, visually stunning reality. With a deep knowledge of design, products, materials and construction she has earned a reputation as a trusted resource to many of Eimer Design’s most demanding corporate, multi-family and food and beverage clients.
Chrissy’s list of distinguished clients has grown to an impressive number. Prior to working with Eimer, she led design teams for distinguished clients such as Comcast Cable, GuideWorks and Le Meridian Hotels. Since joining Eimer Design, Chrissy has set design directions for many of our most visually impressive projects for Pearl Properties, Sbraga Dining, Mike Isabella Concepts and Susanna Foo. Chrissy leads interior design for all of Eimer Design’s corporate office projects including those for The Graham Building, 1101 Market Street, Gift of Life Donor Program, JEVS, Philadelphia Youth Network and Design Science.
Chrissy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture/Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 1999, and returned to earn an Associates Degree in Graphic Design in 2001. Chrissy also earned her professional certification from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification [NCIDQ] in 2007.
Lauren is a lead interior designer for some of Eimer’s most ambitious hospitality projects. Her unique ability to create customized interior environments by sourcing materials, textures and artifacts that reflect a Client’s vision can be seen in some of Eimer Design’s most visually impressive projects.
Prior to joining Eimer Design in 2013, Lauren’s primary focus was corporate interiors. In her time at our Studio, Lauren has been able to expand her skillset to include restaurant planning, documentation, detailing, FF&E specification and consultant coordination. Her technical proficiency and creative input have quickly elevated her in the company and made her a favorite with many of our Clients including Chef Kevin Sbraga and Chef Greg Vernick. Her visions are evident in projects such as Mistral Restaurant, Shouk, Suga and Franklin’s Table.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky, which she earned in 2009. In 2013, Lauren earner her NCIDQ certification.
Anthony joined Eimer Design in 2016 and immediately became one of our most valued Architects. Anthony’s calm and focused demeanor has quickly built trust with our Clients and contractors allowing him to be a resource for a wide range of projects including residential developments, corporate office designs, bars and restaurants.
But Anthony’s most impressive connections has been in our coffee café and brewery projects. Anthony has been one of the keys to Eimer Design’s elevation in the coffee and brewing industries. His passion for the craft brew industry made him an invaluable team member to the Goose Island project and his technical precision is appreciated by Saxbys with every espresso or latte served.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010.
Rob joined Eimer Design in 2015 after interning at a design firm in New York City. In his first 3 years at Eimer Design, Rob has brought a focus and energy to each project with a unique understanding of hospitality operations from the opposite side of the profession – as a sous chef for Vernick Food and Drink. This knowledge of how a restaurant functions allows Rob to relate to and refine each of the projects he collaborates on.
Rob is particular adept at developing detailed documentation. His craftmanship can be seen in projects such as Mistral, Suga, Pinch and Franklin’s Table. Rob continues ot learn and grow with each new project and task in the Studio.
Rob holds a Bachelor in the Science of Architecture from Temple University, which he earned in 2014.
Angel is a talented and adept interior designer that interned with Eimer Design while studying Interior Design at Philadelphia University. We enjoyed her energy, creativity and passion so much that we offered her a full-time position after she graduated.
Angel has a special blend of creative development and visual presentation skills that make her a valuable component to our Studio. She has worked on a wide variety of project types including corporate interiors, retail, bars and restaurants. Her efforts can be seen in our completed work at 1845 Walnut Street, the Gift of Life Donor Program, Saxbys and Franklin’s Table.
Angel earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Philadelphia University in 2016.
Since joining the Eimer Design Studio in 2017, Hilary has elevated to become a favorite designer to some of our most valued clients. Prior to joining our team, Hilary focused on corporate office designs and led a team that completed a 200,000 square foot corporate building for Comcast. Seeking a new challenge Hilary came to Eimer Design looking to collaborate on more detailed, hospitality inspired projects. The results have been spectacular.
Hilary has elevated all of our projects with Saxbys by leading our conceptual design, planning, material selection, detailing and furnishing specifications for all projects since 2017. She has developed detail and specification standards for both front of house and back of house areas and continues to create inspired and elevated atmospheres. Hilary is also a lead designer for our work on the Tatel Restaurant project.
Hilary holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a minor in Psychology from Endicott College, which she earned in 2013.