Team - Eberlein Design Consultants

Barabara Eberlein, ASID

President and Creative Director

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Barbara was formally educated in the classics, history and art – a rich background that has enhanced her enduring passion for design. She approaches the creation of interiors with the knowledge that, one day, these spaces will become part of the fabric of history. With an influential voice in today’s dynamic design community, she has built a national reputation for expertise in the restoration of significant historic structures of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. She is a sought-after lecturer on classical design, equally respected for her scholarly mastery and boundless enthusiasm for the field. Dedicated to lifelong learning, Barbara has received fellowships with distinguished programs for advanced study in England and Italy. Being an inveterate traveler constantly absorbing the aesthetic richness of the world, Barbara inspires her uniquely gifted staff in producing memorable environments expressed in a wide range of styles, always incorporating advances in materials, design and technology.

Experience

Barbara graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago with a degree in Ancient History and Religion. Rigorous study of classical archaeology and antiquities paved the way for future exploration of the history of decorative arts and architecture. A longtime professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), she is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and has earned the Certificate of Classical Architecture from the ICAA. She has extensively pursued further studies in the history of architecture and the decorative arts at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, The Attingham Summer School, University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Arts, The Bard Graduate Center, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Winterthur Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Her work has been published in such prestigious magazines as Architectural Digest and Period Homes. She has written the foreword to the new edition of Michael Kathrens’ book on the luminary Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, American Splendor. Barbara contributed to David Wren’s definitive history of the fabled Philadelphia estate in his book Ardrossan, and wrote the introduction for a prestigious private collection recently highlighted at Christie’s New York.

Leadership

Barbara has an ongoing commitment to enriching the education of future design professionals. She serves frequently as a guest critic at Moore College of Art & Design, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Jefferson University and Drexel University. She has appeared on dozens of national television programs and has been a featured designer in multiple local and national publications. Her numerous awards include twenty-six ASID Design Excellence Awards as well as their “Designer of Distinction Award”, fifteen IDA Design Awards and four ICAA Trumbauer Awards for interior design. Barbara received the AIA Award for Historic Preservation, The Preservation Alliance’s Preservation Achievement Award, CCRA’s Historic Preservation Award, the Award for Residential Design from Preservation Pennsylvania, and was recognized for interior design at the Palladio Awards. She is the secretary of the national board of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) and was the long-time President of the College of Chapters representing all Chapters nationwide. She serves on the board of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and is active in many advocacy initiatives. Barbara holds leadership roles at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on curatorial, architectural, and development committees, is a contributing member of The Philadelphia Antique Show, The Franklin Institute, and The Union League of Philadelphia. She holds advisory positions with DesignPhiladelphia and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and was inducted into the Leaders of Design Council. Barbara has served on the jury for the National Palladio Awards and for the graduate program in Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. Barbara has filmed a video on the life and career of Julian Abele. She is currently working on the Design and Architecture section of Coursera’s new program offering, “Creativity”.

Kali Wells

Designer and Project Manager

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Kali’s rigorous work ethic and keen communication skills make her invaluable to the EDC team and the projects she manages. She is skilled in each phase of project development from budgets and presentations to technical drawings, through to final installation.

Kali graduated with honors in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She has won awards and honorable mentions in various design competitions and sits in a guest judge for student design competitions and presentations. Constantly furthering her education, she regularly attends ICAA events and industry lectures.

Jared Sutherland

Designer

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Jared brings a diverse professional background to the Eberlein Design Consultants Team. His experience in real estate, marketing, and interior design, gives him a unique perspective that he brings to every project. Jared’s passion for designing and producing beautiful spaces, paired with his strong focus on relationships and client satisfaction make him an invaluable member of the team.

Jared studied at Monroe Community College and the Fashion Institute of Technology, earning degrees in both Advertising and Marketing Communications and Interior Design. His years of living in New York City helped shape his appreciation for historical architecture and understanding of the importance of preservation amidst our ever-changing urban landscapes. He continues to pursue opportunities to expand his knowledge on such topics by attending lectures and touring prominent historically significant homes and institutions on his travels along the east coast.

Cameron Petrillo

Designer

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Having started as an intern with the EDC team last year, Cameron has since joined the team full-time as a designer. With a background in art history and a fascination with the history of furniture-making, Cameron values a balance of form and function at the forefront of design. Her love for the modernism era, in particular, serves as inspiration for everything she creates, from furniture to fashion, to designed interiors. Combining this passion for visual arts and creative expression with a vast technical skill set has shaped her integrative approach to beautiful, functional design.

Cameron graduated with Magna Cum Lade honors from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Minor in Art History. In her spare time, she continues to explore interests developed as a student, in particular, furniture-making and design.

Fred F. Rizzo

Manager and Executive Assistant

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In over a decade at Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd., Fred has developed systems to streamline project documentation, client financial reporting and project budgets which are critical to efficiency in this industry. Charged with the hiring and training staff, organizing marketing activities, serving as the IT expert, coordinating all pro-bono commitments and managing client accounts, Fred is the critical link between the aesthetic production and the practical execution of the firm’s work, ensuring the professional delivery of our creative services.

Fred graduated from LaSalle University with a combined degree in English and Management and actively pursues training in new programs and technologies that advance the production of our work.

Mary Berzinsky

Designer

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Mary brings extensive experience leading complex commercial and residential projects, establishing herself as an invaluable member of the Eberlein Design team. As a founding Partner at an architecture firm, she has a unique understanding of the intersection between architecture and design. Whether the space is contemporary or historic, Mary translates creative concepts into enduring and expressive spaces. Her keen focus on exceptional furnishings composition and project implementation make her a vital asset to the team’s design process.

Mary studied Interior Design at Drexel University and The Art Institute of Philadelphia. When not at the office, Mary serves as the Chair of the Design Review Committee for Tenth Church and as a board member at The City School.

Kima Kashi

Administrative Assistant

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With an extensive background in planning, purchasing, and project management, Kima brings essential technical skills to Eberlein Design Consultants for efficient design implementation. Her keen operational approach, attention to detail, and innovative nature combined with her expertise in project accounting and budgeting enable her to implement procedures to execute project efficiency. Kima continually researches and pursues new systems to ensure EDC processes are streamlined and remain on the cutting edge of technology.

Kima has a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management from Philadelphia University. In her spare time, Kima searches for exquisite antique furniture and treasures deserving of attention and gives them a new life.

Susan Mackey Tunnicliffe

Resources Manager and Specifications Coordinator

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Susan brings a wealth of experience to our firm having worked for many years supporting design and architecture project management teams. She organizes complex specifications manuals and coordinates project documents to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy. Susan works with the design team to ensure code compliance and technical applicability of the materials we utilize in our work. Supporting the design team throughout the process from concept to execution, Susan effectively integrates aesthetics and production. Additionally, Susan curates our extensive resource library and is constantly researching new products and processes.

Susan was educated at Moore College of Art and at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. As a prolific practicing artist, she continues to generate unique art work in a variety of media and enjoys great commercial success.

Lindsay Bedford

Marketing Engagement Manager

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Lindsay’s unique professional and educational background brings a unique approach to Marketing and Public Relations for EDC. In June of 2021, Lindsay received her Master of Science in Interior Architecture and Design from Drexel University. Prior to her studies at Drexel, she was a marketing professional for an eCommerce watch and jewelry business. Lindsay realized she loved telling the story of design and recognized she could create a fulfilling career bringing her past and present interests together to authentically and effectively share design stories.

In addition to her Master of Science degree, Lindsay has a Bachelor of the Arts in English Writing and History from the University of Pittsburgh. In her spare time, Lindsay is an active participant in the Philadelphia Design and Arts communities, serving on various boards as well as actively participating as an Artist and Contractor with Mural Arts Philadelphia.