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Empire Projects Inc. (att. William N. Bernstein, AIA)

Empire Projects Inc. (att. William N. Bernstein, AIA)

1345 Avenue of the Americas
2nd Floor

New York, New York 10105

Phone(212) 463-0800

Website empireprojects.com

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Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 40 years of experience in the industry. He is the Founder/President of an architecture firm (Bernstein & Associates, Architects, 1990-present) and a project management firm (Empire Projects, Inc., 2003-present). Mr. Bernstein offers multi-faceted expertise in the areas of architecture, design and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Architect, Construction Specifications Institute, and Project Management Institute. He is the author of two books on architecture and has written or had written above him over 50 articles on architecture and construction. He has provided expert witness services on (24) cases, (21) completed, and is working on (3) new cases as of January 2023. These cases have been located across the United States, as well as internationally.

Mr. Bernstein is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. His expert witness experience covers a wide range of project types and cases, including: ADA, Apartment Architecture, Apartment Design, Apartment Construction, Architect, Architectural Design, Architecture, Bank Architecture, Bank Design, Bank Construction, Behavioral Healthcare Architecture, Behavioral Healthcare Design, Behavioral Healthcare Construction, Building, Condo Architecture, Condo Design, Condo Construction, Construction, Coop Architecture, Coop Design, Coop Construction, Doctors' Offices Architecture, Doctors' Offices Design, Doctors' Offices Construction, Errors And Omissions, General Contractor, GMP, Healthcare Architecture, Healthcare Design, Healthcare Construction, Hospital Architecture, Hospital Design, Hospital Construction, Hotel Architecture, Hotel Design, Hotel Construction, Laboratory Architecture, Laboratory Design, Laboratory Construction, Long Term Care Architecture, Long Term Care Design, Long Term Care Construction, Medical Office Architecture, Medical Office Design, Medical Office Construction, Office Architecture, Office Design, Office Construction, Pharmacy Architecture, Pharmacy Design, Pharmacy Construction, Premises Liability, Rehab Facility Architecture, Rehab Facility Design, Rehab Facility Construction, Residential Architecture, Residential Design, Residential Construction, Restaurant Architecture, Restaurant Design, Restaurant Construction, Retail Architecture, Retail Design, Retail Construction, Townhouse Architecture, Townhouse Design, and Townhouse Construction.

Services

Expert Witness for ADA Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Apartment Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Bank Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Condo Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Coop Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Doctors Office Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Government Project Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Healthcare Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Hospital Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Hotel Design and Construction
Expert Witness for House Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Medical Office Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Premises Liability
Expert Witness for Office Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Residential Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Retail Design and Construction
Expert Witness for School Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Townhouse Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Standard of Care


Litigation Support Services

Mr., Bernstein offers architectural expert witness services, design expert witness services, and construction expert witness services in the following representative project types:

Expert Witness for ADA Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Apartment Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Bank Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Condo Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Coop Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Doctors Office Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Government Project Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Healthcare Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Hospital Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Hotel Design and Construction
Expert Witness for House Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Medical Office Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Premises Liability
Expert Witness for Office Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Residential Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Retail Design and Construction
Expert Witness for School Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Townhouse Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Standard of Care

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Alphabetized:
ADA, Architecture, architect, architects' liability, architects standard of care, architectural design, behavioral healthcare, behavioral healthcare architecture, behavioral healthcare construction, behavioral healthcare design, building change orders, building codes, building construction, building design, buildings, CM, CM contracts, construction management, construction management contracts, building design, change orders, condos, condo architecture, condo construction, condo design, construction, construction change orders, construction delays, construction scheduling, contractors liability, coops, coop architecture, coop construction, coop design, demolition, doctors' offices, doctors office architecture, doctors office construction, doctors office design, design change orders, engineering, engineering standard of care, errors and omissions, general contractor, general contractor contract, GMP, GMP contract, handicapped accessibility, healthcare architecture, healthcare construction, healthcare design, healthcare planning, hospital architecture, hospital construction, hospital design, hospital planning, houses, house architecture, house design, house construction, interior design, lab architecture, lab construction, lab design, labs, laboratories, laboratory architecture, laboratory construction, laboratory design, medical offices, medical office design, medical office architecture, medical office construction, pharmacies, pharmacy architecture, pharmacy construction, pharmacy design, premises liability, radiology architecture, radiology construction, radiology design, residential architecture, residential construction, residential design, townhouses, townhouse architecture, townhouse construction, townhouse design, and standard of care.

Profile

Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 40 years of experience in the industry. He is the Founder/President of an architecture firm (Bernstein & Associates, Architects, www.bernarch.com, 1990-present) and a project management firm (Empire Projects, Inc., www.empireprojects.com, 2003-present).

Mr. Bernstein offers multi-faceted expertise in the areas of architecture, design and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Architect, Construction Specifications Institute, and Project Management Institute. He is the author of two books on architecture and has written or had written above him over 50 articles on architecture and construction.

Mr. Bernstein has provided expert witness services on (24) cases, (21) completed, and is working on (3) new cases as of January 2023. He is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. These cases have been located across the United States as well as internationally. His expert witness experience covers a wide range of project types and cases, including: ADA, Architecture, architect, architects' liability, architects standard of care, architectural design, behavioral healthcare, behavioral healthcare architecture, behavioral healthcare construction, behavioral healthcare design, building change orders, building codes, building construction, building design, buildings, CM, CM contracts, construction management, construction management contracts, building design, change orders, condos, condo architecture, condo construction, condo design, construction, construction change orders, construction delays, construction scheduling, contractors liability, coops, coop architecture, coop construction, coop design, demolition, doctors' offices, doctors office architecture, doctors office construction, doctors office design, design change orders, engineering, engineering standard of care, errors and omissions, general contractor, general contractor contract, GMP, GMP contract, handicapped accessibility, healthcare architecture, healthcare construction, healthcare design, healthcare planning, hospital architecture, hospital construction, hospital design, hospital planning, houses, house architecture, house design, house construction, interior design, lab architecture, lab construction, lab design, labs, laboratories, laboratory architecture, laboratory construction, laboratory design, medical offices, medical office design, medical office architecture, medical office construction, pharmacies, pharmacy architecture, pharmacy construction, pharmacy design, premises liability, radiology architecture, radiology construction, radiology design, residential architecture, residential construction, residential design, townhouses, townhouse architecture, townhouse construction, townhouse design, and standard of care.

Areas Served

United States, Canada, Caribbean, Middle East.

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Professional Experience

Architecture, Engineering, Project Mgmt., Expert Witness (1990-present)

2003-Present : Empire Projects, Inc. - President
Capacity: President
Services: Project Management, Expert Witness

1990-Present : Bernstein & Assoc., Architects
Capacity: President
Services: Architecture and Engineering

Architecture, Urban Design, Historic Preservation (1980-1989)

1/89-2/90 O'Brien Architecture (Chappaqua, NY)
Capacity : Partner
Projects : Residential and Commercial Projects (Westchester County, NY)

3/86-12/88 Davis, Brody & Associates, Architects (NY)
Capacity : Project Architect
Projects : Columbia University Science Center (NY), Cornell University Science Center (Ithaca, NY), AT&T Solid State Technology Facility (PA)

Summer/84 Landmarks Preservation Commission (New York)
Capacity : Project Urban Designer
Project : Upper West Side Study (NY)

12/83-6/84 Office of Downtown and Harbor Development (New Haven)
Capacity : Project Urban Designer
Project : Audubon Arts Center Development (New Haven)

5/82-7/83 Sankey Partnership Architects (Toronto)
Capacity : Design, construction documents, client liaison, contract administration
Projects : Canadian Embassy (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

6/81-4/82 Shore Tilbe Henschel Irwin Peters - Architects and Engineers (Toronto)
Capacity : Design, construction documents, client liaison, contract administration
Project : Western Nuclear Training Center (Ontario), Hanscomb Roy Head Office (Toronto)

6/80-5/81 Dunlop Farrow Aitken - Architects and Engineers (Toronto)
Capacity : Design, construction documents, client liaison, contract administration
Projects : Grace Hospital (Windsor, Ontario), Oakville Hotel (Oakville, Ontario)


Licenses

Architecture


Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
US Green Building Council
Construction Specifications Institute
Project Management Institute


Qualifications

Mr. Bernstein is the Founder/President two firms: an architecture firm, Bernstein & Associates, Architects (founded 1990) and a project management firm, Empire Projects, Inc. (founded 2003). He offers multi-faceted expertise as a company owner in the areas of architecture, design and construction. He is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 40 years of experience in this industry. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, and Project Management Institute. He is the author of two books on architecture, and has written or had written about him over 50 articles on architecture and construction. He has taught architectural design and history at Yale University, Columbia University, and Lehigh University. Mr. Bernstein has provided expert witness services on (24) cases, (21) completed, and is working on (3) new ones (Jan. '23), These cases have been located across the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Bernstein is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional.


Awards & Honors

Licenses:
- Registered Architect

Member:
- Architecture: American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
- LEED (LEEDĀ®AP)
- Construction Specifications Institute, Project Management Institute

Work Featured in:
- Architects FORUM, Architectural Record, Crain's New York Business, Design Solutions, Hospitality Design, New York Real Estate Journal, Progressive Architecture, Sound & Communications, The New York Times

Winning Entry:
- Progressive Architecture Design Review

Visiting Architectural Lecturer:
- Yale University, Lehigh University, Columbia University

Consulting Preservationist:
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Managing Editor:
- Architects FORUM

Columnist:
- Hospital Newspaper

Author - Books:
- Two books on contemporary architecture

Articles:
- Have written or been the subject of over (50) articles


Seminars & Training

Panelist:
Construction Management Association of America
American Society for Health Care Engineering


Publications

Publications available on request.


Professional References

References available upon request


Education

1983-1985 : Yale University - Master of Architecture
1975-1980 : University of Toronto - Bachelor of Architecture
1974-1975 : McGill University - Bachelor of Arts program




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