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BHDP Architecture Names John P. O’Brien, Client Leader – Retail



Cincinnati, OH, April 9, 2015 – BHDP Architecture has named John P. O’Brien, RDI, as Client Leader on its Cincinnati-based Retail Team.

O’Brien has over 20 years of retail design experience, most recently as Director of Innovation and New Store Planning with Kohl’s Department Stores. He began his career as a Store Planning Professional with Baxter/Shirk (a former BHDP partnership) before moving to Macy’s Department Stores where he progressed to Director Store Planning.

After earning a degree in Interior Design from Northern Illinois University in 1988, O’Brien continued his studies in historic preservation while becoming a well-regarded leader at the Retail Design Institute. “I look forward to joining BHDP where I can apply my experience to its fast growing Retail Market Team. I’m excited to be part of its bright future,” said O’Brien.

“John brings an enviable mix of store planning and design expertise that will resonate well with our partner clients. His broad scope of retail design disciplines makes him a valuable asset to our team,” added Andrew McQuilkin, Market Leader/Owner of BHDP’s Retail Market.

About BHDP


BHDP, a national architectural firm with offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio and Raleigh, North Carolina, provides intelligent, innovative and inspiring solutions in architecture, planning, interior design, and project management across five core markets: Workplace, Retail, Higher Education, Science and Integrated Industrial Design. BHDP was recently named one of the Fastest Growing Architecture and Design Firms of 2015 by Interior Design Magazine. For more information visit





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