Dewberry’s Holly Bergman and Melissa Lemaster Named Among Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award Recipients

For Immediate Release
Fairfax, VA | 10.13.2020

Architect and interior designer recognized for leadership; commitment to Oklahoma’s economic growth.

NextGen, an organization that promotes and encourages the millennial generation to pursue and continue careers in Oklahoma, has announced its 2020 winners of the Under 30 Awards. Among the award recipients are Holly Bergman, AIA, LEED Green Associate, and Melissa Lemaster, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED Green Associate, of Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm.

Award recipients are selected based on their community involvement and professional accomplishments. Those awarded have the opportunity to influence economic change and growth across Oklahoma.

“There are many incredible aspiring leaders across Oklahoma, and I am proud to be named among them,” says Bergman. Lemaster adds, “The NextGen organization does a fantastic job of elevating young professionals throughout the state, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work alongside a great team of professionals.”  

Bergman is an architect in Dewberry’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, office and has more than five years of experience. She specializes in library and higher education programming and design. Bergman earned her master’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University (2015) and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Environmental Design Research Association, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and the U.S. Green Building Council. She is actively engaged in the Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma communities. Bergman serves on the board for Fab Lab Tulsa and AIA Eastern Oklahoma, a chapter of The American Institute of Architects. In addition, she participates in numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the community.

Lemaster is a project interior designer in the Tulsa office with six years of experience. Her specialties include higher education, healthcare, libraries, public safety, and corporate office projects. Lemaster earned a master’s degree in interior architecture and product design from Kansas State University (2014) and is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. She leads the community engagement committee for Dewberry’s Tulsa office and helps coordinate office volunteer and donation opportunities. Lemaster served on the IIDA Tulsa City Center Board from 2014-2020, and won the IIDA Tulsa City Center Volunteer of the Year award in 2016.

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