CallisonRTKL, the global architecture, planning, and design firm, has named three retail VPs: Lucy Baraquio and Michelle McCormick, both in Seattle, and Atilio Leveratto in New York. In addition, Erik Mueller-Ali was named retail director in London. The firm also announced more than 250 other global promotions.
Those newly elevated to retail leadership positions include:
Lucy Baraquio AIA, LEED AP—VP, Seattle
A leader in the specialty retail sector, Lucy Baraquio has an extensive international background in commercial design and retail brand implementation. A licensed architect with more than 20 years in the industry, her experience in developing teams across diverse cultures and markets informs her collaborative approach to design and project management. Given her broad, international perspective, Lucy’s focus is on strategic development in the global market.
Atilio Leveratto, LEED Green Associate RA —VP, New York
Atilio Leveratto is a leader in the luxury retail sector. With more than 15 years in the industry, he specializes in architecture for retail flagships, spearheading the realization of complex, bespoke facades with functional and complementary core and shell elements. His innovative architectural design skills are apparent in the successful projects he has delivered on the most fashionable streets in the U.S., including Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive.
Michelle McCormick, LEED Green Associate—VP, Seattle
Michelle McCormick is a leader in the firm’s specialty retail sector where she directs national retail design initiatives—from concept design through rollout and implementation—for internationally-renowned consumer brands. With more than 25 years in the industry, Michelle provides strategic development for the practice and supervises the retail design team. As a client manager, she oversees the organization of new client initiatives, as well as daily operations.
Erik Mueller-Ali —Director, London
With more than two decades in the industry, Erik Mueller-Ali is a leader in the firm’s London office. By developing user experiences that communicate a brand’s identity and values, he creates retail and commercial environments that attract and engage. Erik is passionate about data-driven design and looks for solutions that simplify how people interact with their surroundings while bringing clarity and joy to the space.