Jayme Breschard Thomann has joined national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann as Senior Project Manager, Northeast Buildings. Thomann brings a big picture view of regional and resilience planning to her role, with an emphasis on the connection between watershed and natural resource planning and economic development.
A recognized expert in floodplain management and shoreline protection, Thomann boasts 16 years of land use and environmental planning experience, specializing in water resources and historic preservation. Most recently she served as a senior planner at Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council where she collaborated with federal and state agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, educational and research institutions, and the public, finding creative solutions through program development and project management.
“In response to the increasing rate of climate-related disasters facing our communities, we’ve leveraged our landscape architects, site design, water resources and more to create a holistic approach to resilience planning and design,” said Andrew Raus, Senior Vice President, Bergmann. “Jayme’s knowledge and expertise will support our comprehensive efforts across natural environmental planning, natural resource management, resource and waterway resiliency.”
Thomann is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). She also belongs to the American Planning Association (Genesee/Finger Lakes Section, New York Upstate Chapter), Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), New York Sea Grant Advisory Council, Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions Advisory Team and is current Chair of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA). Thomann holds a master’s degree in Historic Preservation Planning from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University and a dual B.A. in Historic Preservation and Geography from Mary Washington College.
For four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning. For more information, visit www.bergmannpc.com.