Lloyd A. Rosenberg, AIA
Chairman & Founder
Lloyd is the driving force behind the phenomenal growth and success of DMR Architects, a leading architectural, planning and urban design firm with New Jersey roots, strong relationships with the business community and a passion for advancing the facilities and communities where we live. Lloyd founded DMR and continues to support firm operations as Chairman.
When DMR opened its doors in 1991, it was a four-person operation with no office and no clients, only a vision of a firm that would push boundaries with technology, innovative design, and attentiveness to our client’s objectives.
Drawing on a distinguished career in the field of educational design, DMR first emerged as architects dedicated solely to designing exceptional schools and educational facilities. However, with the idea of a diversified firm, one that could withstand economic cycles and keep pace with emerging practices, Lloyd steadily added expert talent, enabling DMR to expand its capabilities and services, which today includes architectural and interior design for all market sectors, sustainable design and a thriving redevelopment and urban planning department.
During DMR’s history, Lloyd has overseen thousands of design and construction projects, which represent billions of dollars in construction work. Among these projects are many that have had a great impact on the landscape of New Jersey, including the State’s first nature museum, the first school for the blind and the first LEED certified public school; Bergen County’s first brewery; the rail station that first brought train service to the Meadowlands; and the new Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus, the $150 million vocational/technical high school in Hudson County, one of the most technologically-advanced schools in the country. The thousands of other projects completed under Lloyd’s direction demonstrate DMR’s wide range of skills and services, and include sophisticated healthcare facilities, elementary schools, luxury lofts, downtown master plans, police stations, parks, modern offices, academic facilities, sports complexes, renovations to an elementary school forced to close following Superstorm Sandy and construction oversight of the much-anticipated American Dream project.
A leading architect in his own right, Lloyd enjoyed a more than 25-year, award-winning career with plenty of professional highlights prior to the founding of DMR. He graduated from the renowned architecture program at the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, where he studied under famous architects including Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, Herb Greene and Paolo Soleri. The physical environment of his professional work ranged from projects close to home in New Jersey to around the globe, including in Nigeria, where he was part of a team of American architects commissioned to design the $500 million National Education Technology Center University in Kaduna, a project that required him to commute back and forth for several years.
An involved and supportive leader, for 32 years as President & CEO of DMR, Lloyd cultivated a supportive and fun work environment, built upon a commitment to the professional growth of employees by empowering them to take on new responsibilities, expand their capabilities and immerse themselves in the business community, without fear of failure. Lloyd’s leadership has helped build a tradition of staff tenure that averages 10 years, with a quarter of the staff being with the firm for more than 20 years.
Outside of the office, Lloyd is committed to organizations, groups and boards that advance and bolster the business community, including the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, the Rutgers Center for Real Estate and the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey. In 2021, in celebration of DMR’s 30th anniversary, he founded the DMR Foundation to greater enhance DMR’s charitable efforts.