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May 30, 2017

BAR Architects Promotes Four Staff Members to Associates

San Francisco, CA — BAR Architects has promoted four of its staff members to Associates, announced Chris Haegglund, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and CEO of the firm. The new Associates include Solomon Berg, Mia Bhimani, Enrique Herrera and Jestin Wolin.

Solomon Berg, Architect, LEED AP, has eight years of project experience in residential, hospitality, mixed-use and retail. His recent experience includes the master planning and design of five custom homes in Healdsburg for Sonoma Luxury Resort, LLC/The Robert Green Company, the 330-unit LEED Gold Alchemy by Alta in San Francisco for Wood Partners, and the Film Archive and Preservation Center in Santa Clarita for Packard Humanities Institute. Solomon received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is an avid ocean swimmer and bicyclist.

Mia Bhimani, Architect, LEED AP, brings over 10 years of design experience in multifamily and affordable housing communities. Her recent work includes multifamily and mixed-use developments in the Bay Area, as well as a 350-unit multifamily development in Broomfield, CO, for The Wolff Company. She is currently completing the California Avenue Faculty Housing, a 112-unit multifamily complex for Stanford University. As a licensed architect, Mia has executed design and construction documents for projects of varying scales and all design phases. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

Enrique Herrera, Facilities Manager, has nearly 15 years of experience managing the facilities, office and library of BAR Architects. From company events to sustainable materials, mini trade shows, consultant and code presentations, Enrique facilitates access to information, supplies, and materials for all BAR staff, clients, and vendors.

Jestin Wolin, LEED AP BD+C, has over six years of experience in hospitality, research and educational projects. His most recent work includes the Gonzaga University Jesuit Residence, a 35,900 sf residence hall and training center, and the Yotel Hotel in San Francisco, an adaptive reuse of a historic building into an 87,000 sf, 200-key concept hotel complete with restaurants, bar and café which is currently under construction. Jestin received his Bachelor of Design Studies from the Boston Architectural College, with a focus on Architectural Technology. He also leads BAR’s digital design efforts.