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R+B Names Karley Bessez as Marketing Director for Aspen and Denver Studios



ASPEN, CO — October 25, 2021 — Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design is pleased to announce that Karley Bessez has been named to the position of Marketing Director for our Aspen and Denver studios. Based in New York, and commuting to Colorado on a regular basis, Bessez will lead marketing strategy and communication efforts supporting R+B’s team of more than 40 professionals.


A business development, marketing and communications leader in the architecture and design industry, Bessez is experienced in branding and communications tactics and brings a unique view to executing business development and initiating firm branding efforts. Her background in graphic design allows her to both direct and implement the design of marketing collateral and visual assets. Additionally, she understands the importance of storytelling in today’s busy media landscape and loves to collaborate with business leaders to build powerful narratives.


Most recently, Bessez was Marketing Director for Vocon, an architecture and interior design firm focusing on transformative built environments, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Cleveland. Prior to that, she was Marketing Manager for international architecture studio Woods Bagot. She attended Bucknell University, where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and has also received a certificate in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design. Off hours, Bessez enjoys traveling, gardening, skiing and spending time in the outdoors with her husband, Xavier, and dog, Nori.


About Bessez’s appointment, R+B Principal Sarah Broughton, AIA, NCIDQ, shares, “We cannot be more pleased to welcome Karley as our new Marketing Director. Based in New York, she brings many years of professional experience in the architecture and design fields, incredible graphic design skills, and a positive, creative outlook. As we continue our growth and positioning as a multi-faceted high-level firm, and with an influx of exciting high-level design projects around the country and beyond, we could not be more fortunate to have her on our team. Welcome, Karley!”


“The Rowland+Broughton team is not only passionate about creative solutions and design excellence but is introducing progressive ideas to the industry through resilient, meaningful and impactful work,” adds Bessez about her new role. “I am thrilled to work alongside John and Sarah and to collaborate with them and the amazing team they have built to help drive marketing strategies.”