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January 21, 2021


ATLANTA, GEORGIA, on January 21, 2022 - Geheber Lewis Associates (GLA), architecture, design, and planning firm, announces the promotion of Mel Esser to Director of Operations.


This appointment marks a new era in the firm’s legacy of designing diverse real estate assets, and this leadership role will be critical to the success of the firm’s future expansion. Ms. Esser’s 15 years of architectural experience will serve GLA well in their focus on client services, team development and process improvements.

“With Mel’s leadership, our firm can respond to the addition of new projects fueled primarily by developers answering the call for demand driven by Millennials and Empty Nesters"

- Fred Geheber, GLA Co-Founder

“We have all been impressed by her strong track record of innovation, execution, and architectural acumen that has been essential to scaling our firm’s presence"

- Alan Lewis, GLA Co-Founder

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Ms. Esser joined GLA at the start of 2021 as a Quality Control Architect, where she was essential in supporting all project managers across the organization in plan review, quality assurance and operational excellence. Prior to GLA, Ms. Esser was an Architect at Dwell Design Studio. During her years at Dwell, she worked in multi-family studios and a retail studio group where she honed her leadership, client relations and associate engagement skills.

Ms. Esser is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a Registered Architect through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University.

About GLA:

Geheber Lewis Associates is an award-winning, full-service, architecture firm with 34 years of experience designing innovative multi-family, student housing, senior housing, retail, and commercial environments. GLA strives to provide high quality design, practical and efficient solutions to construction, cost consciousness, and above all, outstanding service to their clients. With offices in Atlanta and Chicago, they have active projects across the Southeastern United States, and are expanding west and north, into Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New York, and many other states.

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