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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 www.empireprojects.com

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Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 35 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 (21) cases, and is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. 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, and handicapped accessibility, Projects types include: apartment design, apartment architecture, apartment construction, bank design, bank architecture, bank construction, condo design, condo architecture, condo construction, coop design, coop architecture, coop construction, doctors office design, doctors office architecture, doctors office construction, healthcare design, healthcare architecture, healthcare construction, hospital design, hospital architecture, hotel construction, hotel design, hotel architecture, apartment construction, laboratory design, laboratory architecture, laboratory construction, medical office design, medical office architecture, medical office construction, residential design, residential architecture, residential construction, restaurant design, restaurant architecture, restaurant construction, retail design, retail architecture, retail construction, townhouse design, townhouse architecture, and townhouse construction.

Services

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

Expert Witness in Planning, Design, Architecture, and FF&E Selection: http://bernarch.com/expert-witness-services/

Expert Witness in Construction and FF&E Supply and Installation: http://empireprojects.com/construction-expert-witness-services/

Attorneys who litigate cases involving design and construction require an expert witness architect that is specialized in these areas. William N. Bernstein, AIA — principal of Bernstein & Associates, Architects and Empire Projects, Inc. — has practiced architecture as well as construction project management for over 25 years, and also provides expert witness services in the areas of architecture, design, and construction. Mr. Bernstein is a graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture, a published author of numerous articles and books on architecture, and is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional.

Expert Witness Design and Construction Services in the Following Representative Project Types:

Expert Witness for Apartment Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Bank Design and Construction
Expert Witness for Condo 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 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 Warehouse Design and Construction


Litigation Support Services

Bernstein & Associates, Architects / Empire Projects, Inc. offers architectural expert witness services, design expert witness services, and construction expert witness services in the following representative project types:

Expert Witness in Apartment Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Bank Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Condo Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Coop Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Healthcare Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Hospital Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Hotel Design and Construction
Expert Witness in House Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Office Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Residential Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Restaurant Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Retail Design and Construction
Expert Witness in School Design and Construction
Expert Witness in Townhouse Design and Construction

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

Profile

Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 35 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.

He has provided expert witness services on (21) cases, and is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. His expert witness experience covers a wide range of project types and cases, including: 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, and handicapped accessibility, Projects types include: apartment design, apartment architecture, apartment construction, bank design, bank architecture, bank construction, condo design, condo architecture, condo construction, coop design, coop architecture, coop construction, doctors office design, doctors office architecture, doctors office construction, healthcare design, healthcare architecture, healthcare construction, hospital design, hospital architecture, hotel construction, hotel design, hotel architecture, apartment construction, laboratory design, laboratory architecture, laboratory construction, medical office design, medical office architecture, medical office construction, residential design, residential architecture, residential construction, restaurant design, restaurant architecture, restaurant construction, retail design, retail architecture, retail construction, townhouse design, townhouse architecture, and townhouse construction.

Areas Served

United States, Canada, Caribbean, Middle East

Professional Experience

As the Founder/President of Bernstein & Associates, Architects (1990) and Empire Projects, Inc. (2003), Mr. Bernstein offers multi-faceted expertise as a company owner in the areas of architecture, design and construction. Please see www.bernarch.com and www.empireprojects.com.


Licenses

Architecture


Legal Experience & Services

Mr. Bernstein has provided expert witness services in (21) cases.


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. He has provided expert witness services on (21) cases over the last (15) years.


Awards & Honors

Licenses:
- Registered Architect

Member:
- Architecture: American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
- LEED (LEED®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


Publications

http://bernarch.com/publications/


Professional References

http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-references/
http://bernarch.com/laboratory-design-references/

Additional references available upon request


Education

Bachelor of Architecture (University of Toronto, 1980)
Master of Architecture (Yale University, 1985)




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