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Michael S. McCloskey , AIA, LEED BD+C Principal


Michael S. McCloskey

Michael is a registered architect and urban designer.  As a principal of Bernardon, he manages the firm’s Philadelphia office, mentors staff, and supports the firm’s regional and national development goals.  Mike is recognized for a design process that instills efficient and aesthetic design considerations that respond to the varying goals of his clients.  His design and project experience reinforces the firm’s prominent presence in several key market sectors including multi-unit housing, mixed use, and civic and cultural design.  Mike has special areas of expertise in urban redevelopment, urban design, and place making with a particular interest in smart urban growth and housing patterns.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance (DVSGA).


Drexel University, Bachelor of Architecture
Thesis: The Urban Catalyst Stadium – Jacksonville, Florida

Registrations & Certifications

Registered Architect in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
Green Building Certification Institute: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Accredited Professional (LEED® AP)
National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), Certificate Holder

Activities & Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Drexel University Department of Architecture, Adjunct Professor
  • Green Building United
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
  • Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance (DVSGA), Board Member
  • LeadingAge, Annual Meeting Presenter (2016)
Michael S. McCloskey