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.
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.
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.
Amit joined Eimer Design in 2017. Being a highly organized and detail-oriented architect, Amit quickly became a trusted resource to many of our clients. Amit also can adapt to virtually any project type and has quickly built a wide range of experience in a short period of time. His experience crosses all project disciplines including multi-family residential, corporate office, food and beverage, food halls and retail.
Amit’s imprint on projects can be seen in his work for Saxbys, Goose Island, Gift o
Life Donor Program and Shakespeare & Co. His particular interest in the construction phase of a project allows him to be continuously connected to projects from conceptualization to close out.
Amit earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in Construction Management from Philadelphia University in 2012.
Sarah is a bright and talented Architect that joined our Studio team in 2018. She brings a great personality and high level of technical precision and to every project. Sarah excels in coordination, detailing and construction phase support. Her ability to develop constructible details for intricate designs is excellent. Sarah spent the first 5 years of her career in residential design and development and has quickly and seamlessly adapted to hospitality projects. She brings talent and energy to every project she touches.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2011 and a Masters Degree in Architecture in 2013 at SUNY Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.
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.
Ariana brings extensive multi-family, hospitality, food & beverage, hotel and corporate design experience to the studio. Her designs balance creativity with emerging trends and practical detailing. Ariana is currently advancing final design and detailing on some of our most prominent food hall projects. Ariana's visions and craftsmanship will be on full display when projects open to the public in 2020.
Ariana is a graduate of Philadelphia University, earning a Bachelors Degree in the Science of Interior Design in 2013. Ariana earned her NCIDQ certification in 2017 and joined the Eimer Design studio team in 2019.
Amanda is a great asset to our Studio and brings a vibrant, energetic and bright disposition to everything she does. Her ability to develop interior design strategies, understand materiality and illustrate them in 3D is excellent. Since joining the Studio in 2018, Amanda has helped develop designs for some of our most exciting clients including the PJW Restaurant Group, Shakespeare & Co. and The Waterstone Group. She is currently helping create great food hall, polished casual and literary café projects from Philadelphia to Maine.
Amanda is a LEED Green Associate and has earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Masters of Science in Design Research and Minor in Sustainable Built Environment & Art History from Drexel University.
Erica is an emerging star in the Studio. Coming to Eimer Design with commercial and residential experience, Erica has quickly jumped in to refine and advance multiple large scale food hall projects and continues to creatively develop unique design elements for each location. Erica excels at 3-dimensional design and materiality and her skills will soon be seen in projects soon to open.
Erica is a graduate of Philadelphia University, earning a Bachelor of Interior Design degree in 2018.