Vice President, Principal | Director of Business Development
Director of Business Development: Since 1998
Education: B. Architecture 1979 | University of Notre Dame
Mr. Zimmerman has directed Zimmerman’s business development efforts for more than 20 years. He has provided executive oversight on a number of projects including the development of a preliminary vision for the recently completed Sojourner Family Peace Center, and St. Ann’s Intergenerational Care Center – Bucyrus Campus (North). Both facilities were completed in 2015 and have already been recognized with multiple awards. Mr. Zimmerman spent more than two years dedicated to the complex design and construction of BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee’s professional sports and entertainment arena. For more than 30 years – 1988-2019, the Bradley Center was the home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals and a wide variety of touring band concerts and national stage performance shows.
His commitment to the Greater Milwaukee Community is extensive. In addition to his past work with Sojourner, Zimmerman is a student mentor/adviser in Milwaukee’s Hispanic Community, serves on the Milwaukee Zoological Society board, and participated on the Cristo Rey High School feasibility study team. Zimmerman is a City of Milwaukee resident with strong allegiance and connections within the community.
What are your clients’ most important needs?
“We are the client’s handler, and trusted counselor, their resource from start to finish. It’s why I enjoy this career. It’s more than design, it’s synchronizing you with the client for the better part of two years or more. The relationships forged carry on for a lifetime.”