Please take this opportunity to meet our talented, creative, hard-working team, with specialties in architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, illustration and project management.
Bruce Robinson, Principal
Presiding over his regiment of fantastical architecture and design with three plus decades of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce is a big picture guy with a passion for detail. He is a designer who cares about you, cares about your project, and is invested in your long-term success. His expertise lies in programming, master-planning, concept development, mentoring his design team and ensuring that all projects receive his Simply Amazing seal of approval.
Bruce holds a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in Architecture, specializing in Energy and Conservation, from UCLA. He began his career in the leisure and entertainment business at Kings Productions, and by the age of 30 was promoted to Director of Design. It was at Kings Productions that Bruce realized that the entertainment aspect of the industry added an exciting theatrical dimension to architectural design not typically present. In 1983, in order to provide his clients personal attention, Bruce launched his own firm. Today, more than 25 years later, Bruce continues to lead his team in transforming your vision into exciting reality.
Bruce has completed hundreds of projects over the years, all very different, but with one common thread, Simply Amazing. Bruce�s projects include, to name only a few: Angry Birds Land at S rk nniemi Adventure Park, Tampere, Finland; Margaritaville Caribbean, various locations; Camelot Park in Bogota, Columbia; Curly�s Pub at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI; Dollywood Show Street and Dolly Parton�s Chasing Rainbows Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN; Guinness World Records Experience in San Antonio, TX; Howl At The Moon with multiple locations throughout the US; Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo, IA; Lost Kennywood at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, PA; Nagashima SpaLand Master Plan in Nagoya, Japan; National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington DC; Parky�s Farm in Cincinnati, OH; Playland Praia De Belas in Porto Alegre, Brazil; Race For Atlantis at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV; Ripley�s Believe It Or Not! with Multiple Locations throughout the US; Rusutsu Resort in Hokkaido, Japan; Seoul Land Master Plan in Seoul, Korea; Six Flags New England Master Plan and Rebranding in Agawam, MA; Titanic Museum with multiple locations throughout the US; Zoombezi Bay at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, OH; and so many more.
Stacie Dearing, Principal
Business / Marketing Manager
Stacie is focused on �the big picture� and provides an unwavering impact on BDR Design Group. In addition to her day to day business management responsibilities, she plays a key role in the overall development of the company with her strategic contributions to marketing, corporate identity, mission, and vision. Through her diverse background, she sees strength and potential in each individual. Her creative ability to find solutions is a testament to her unshakable will. She provides the necessary fuel to keep the BDR Design train moving in a positive direction.
Stacie received a B.S. in Business Administration from Thomas More College. She has over 15 years of management experience, with a background in graphic design and marketing. She has served in a variety of roles from directing the marketing and human resources departments for mid-size firms, to performing as production coordinator, graphic designer, and legal publication manager/editor.
Laurie Becker Eichmann, Principal
Senior Project Designer
Mastering the transformation of concept to reality, it is Laurie�s design strength and ability to coordinate mass quantities of colors, patterns and textures into a spectacular, coherent experience that brings life to our interiors. Laurie has a consummate design eye and imagination that fully explores the potential of projects, allowing them to transcend clients� expectations.
Laurie holds a B.S. in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati�s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Prior to joining BDR Design Group, she gained experience consulting for international brands, designing branded environments. During her 10+ years of experience with BDR Design Group, Laurie has designed a broad range of project types that include retail planning and fixture design, resorts, nightclubs, and restaurants; notably, Margaritaville Caribbean, various projects and locations; Hard Rock Caf Retail; The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN; Partridge & Pear Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN; Curly�s Pub at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI; and Passage Lounge in Cincinnati, OH. Laurie is responsible for leading the team�s interior design projects from space planning through construction, including House of Blues Foundations Rooms in five major US cities. Her museum attraction and environmental graphic design experience includes Dolly Parton�s Chasing Rainbows Museum, Guinness World Records, National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C.; BodyQuest Children�s Health Exhibit at Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN; and Ripley�s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, in multiple locations.
Senior Designer / Project Director
Stefanie, an unstoppable force of talent, brings the best in terms of imagination, production coordination and CAD mastery. A compulsive taskmaster and stickler for details, Stefanie�s understanding of codes and regulations, her skill in refining concepts, and ability to coordinate with architectural and engineering partners keeps projects moving smoothly.
Stefanie holds a B.S. of Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati�s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, but the role of interior designer is just one that she performs. Since joining BDR Design Group in 2003, Stefanie has been responsible for overall design coordination on a range of projects including Angry Birds FEC Prototype; Sol Katmandu, Mallorca, Spain; Doghill at S rk nniemi Adventure Park; Angry Birds Land at S rk nniemi Adventure Park; Six Flags New England, various projects; House of Blues Foundation Rooms in multiple locations; National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C.; and Ripley�s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Hollywood and Panama City Beach, FL. Her conceptual 3D visualization work includes Butterfly Ridge Resort Concept in Pigeon Forge, TN; and Zoombezi Bay at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, OH. Stefanie�s programming and space planning experience includes Rusutsu Resort, in Hokkaido, Japan and Captain Andy�s Resort Concept in North Wildwood, NJ. Stefanie showed her expertise in amenities and attraction programming and analysis while working on Emirates Pride Studio Park Concept, Abu Dhabi, UAE and the Seoul Land Master Plan in Seoul, South Korea.
Senior Project Manager
Certainly not someone to be kept inside the box, John�s playful sense of humor and exceptionally creative mind, have proven to be valued strengths in building seamless project teams. With over 25 years of diversified architecture, design, construction, and marketing experience, John�s innovative, collaborative style inspires and shapes our project efforts. John's ability to listen, communicate, and effectively guide the translation of ideas into visual reality consistently contribute to the success of our projects, and even more important, the success of our clients.
John received a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati�s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. He has served as principal, senior project manager, and project architect on a wide variety of projects. His commitment to detail has resulted in inspirational and exciting projects in a variety of markets. His career experience includes Grand Texas Theme Park, New Caney, TX; The Island in Pigeon Forge; Land of Illusion, Middletown, OH; Margaritaville Caribbean, various projects and locations; Jacobs Casinos (Conceptual), various projects and locations; Bamboo Ridge Campground, Waterloo, IA; TV Guide Attraction (Conceptual); Captain Andy�s Indoor Waterpark Resort, Wildwood, NJ; River Riders, Harpers Ferry, WV; Inn on the River, Pigeon Forge, TN; World of Sports, SeeIdeas Creativity Center, Graeter�s Ice Cream Store, Turfway Park, Lake Waynoka Recreation Center, Hidden Valley Lake Community Center and Notre Dame Academy Sports Complex.
Don�t let Mark�s soft-spoken personality or Yale education fool you. Beneath his quiet exterior exists an imaginative and enthusiastic child, sketching his way to new creative heights. Though well versed in traditional architecture, Mark took immediately to our unique style and has been an inspired force in building our creative brand.
Mark received a Masters in Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ohio State University�s Knowlton School of Architecture. Projects include Angry Birds FEC Prototype; Angry Birds Learn Prototype; Lead Creative on Sol Katmandu Splash Waterpark, Mallorca, Spain; The Island in Pigeon Forge; Margaritaville, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cincinnati Museum Center Master Plan; University Center for the Arts, Dayton, OH: Mighty Wurlitzer Installation at Cincinnati�s Historic Music Hall; University of Cincinnati, various projects.
Mallory is a creative burst of energy whose easy-going temperament and sense of humor adds a bit more fun to our daily routine. Her communicative style and tenacious design skills made her an immediate asset to our team, and a tireless resource for our unique clients.
Mallory received a Masters in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky. Projects include Graeter�s Ice Cream Prototype; Margaritaville Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Margaritaville Caribbean, Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Angry Birds FEC Prototype; Angry Birds Learn Prototype; Fun Fest; Sol Katmandu, Mallorca, Spain; Splash Zone, Wildwood, NJ.
Tim is an environmental and retail design dynamo, whose attention to operational detail and how it relates to the big picture, adds another layer of innovation and quality control to BDR Design. His can-do attitude, stemming from his investigative style, makes Tim an invaluable project resource that we are proud to have as part of our team.
Tim received a B.S. in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati�s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, as well as a B.S. in Music Education. (He can detail the most intricate of retail concepts while simultaneously conducting the offbeat musical musings of BDR Design.) His experience includes projects for Margaritaville Caribbean, various projects and locations; Sol Katmandu, Mallorca, Spain; Angry Birds FEC Prototype; S rk nniemi Doghill, Tampere, Finland; multiple projects for Luxottica Retail (LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Oakley, ILORI, Target Optical); The Apple Tree Preschool; Maserati showroom; Mazda dealership displays; Dunkin Donuts displays.
Official Mascot and Door Greeter
When the day becomes a bit wearisome and too much to bear, Lilly eagerly provides much needed soft, furry therapy and helps make our office more of a home. More importantly, she is the chief agent for distributing bones and disfigured plush animals throughout BDR Design Group for us to trip over. Secondarily, she is our first line of defense against the Axis of Evil, otherwise known as The Postman and Water Bottle Guy. The new age of global terrorism faces an awesome threat, and its name is Lilly.