Kapoor named new CEO of DMR Architects

Founder Lloyd Rosenberg to serve in newly creative role of chairman

Lloyd Rosenberg has used a detailed strategy of integrating design, planning and construction management services to help make DMR Architects the third-largest architectural enterprise in the state.

Rosenberg’s planning, however, went well beyond projects at the Hasbrouck Heights-based firm.

On Wednesday, Rosenberg announced Pradeep Kapoor has been named the new CEO and president of the firm, in accordance with a succession plan that began in 2017, when Kapoor, Francis Reiner, Kurt Vierheilig and Charles Sarlo were named partners.

Lloyd Rosenberg.

The promotion is effective immediately.

Rosenberg, who helped found the firm in 1991, will take the newly created role of founder & chairman and remain active in strategic initiatives.

Kapoor, who started at the firm in 2001, said he was grateful for the opportunity and praised Rosenberg for his efforts.

“Lloyd’s visionary leadership has not only shaped the identity of our firm, it has fostered an environment of creativity and excellence,” he said. “His guidance has left an indelible mark, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to build upon the remarkable legacy he has created.”

Rosenberg returned the compliments.

“Pradeep has grown immensely during his years at DMR, and it is very gratifying to see him assume control of the day-to-day operations of the firm,” he said. “The culture of DMR has continuously evolved, but threshold moments like this are rare in any firm.

“It is especially important to me that the partners are collaborating not only in selecting a new leader, but in directing the future of the firm. DMR is at the all-time height of its productivity and influence in the marketplace and is on the precipice of becoming an even greater version of itself.”

DMR’s specialties include municipal planning, residential, public, educational and health care practice areas.

The firm is known for its pioneering work in public-private partnerships, its cost-saving design-build programs and its innovative utilization of technology in design and construction management.

Notable recent projects from DMR Architects include:

  • The redesign of the Bergen Performing Arts Center;
  • Planning work in more than 20 communities, including major redevelopment initiatives in East Brunswick, Hackensack and Paramus;
  • Efforts in dozens of school projects, including more than $100 million of improvements in Edison.

DMR officials said the firm’s success is built on the commitments of its teams, their dedication, the trust they nurture with their clients and the challenges they meet with passion and intelligence to make a profound impact on the communities they serve.