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Bernardon’s Team is Growing

Bernardon’s Team is Growing
September 12, 2021

Bernardon is excited to announce the addition of three new team members.

  • Michael Caine, Assoc. AIA, is the newest addition to the Architectural team in the Philadelphia office. Michael is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Master of Architecture Degree. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Michael was special events coordinator for the Weitzman School of Design Student Council, and his Architectural Thesis dissected contemporary resorts and speculated what architecture of leisure should be in the post-digital era. Michael also received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a Western Massachusetts native. Before joining the Bernardon team, Michael was an Architectural Designer at VSBA Architects and Planners in Philadelphia. “The best architecture is not always the one that immediately recalls the name of the hand that designed it, but rather the anonymous one that quietly makes the most impact for the better in the daily lives of its inhabitants.” –Michael

  • Elana Honig-Juarez joins the Architectural team in the West Chester office. A recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal, she is a 2021 graduate of the Center of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson University where she earned her Master in Architecture degree with a focus on Sustainability. While there, she received the CABE Award in NEXUS Values, and was part of a team in 2020 that won two awards: a Student Merit Award from SARA, and second place in the Mixed-Use Multi-Family Division of the U.S. Department of Energy 2020 Solar Decathlon. Elana also has a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment at the New School University in New York City, Master’s level coursework in Bilingual Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish Language and Literature form Simmons College in Boston. Elana is fluent in Spanish, and in her free time likes to kayak, cook, dance, garden, make live-edge furniture, meditate, and do yoga.

  • David Pintor also joins the Architectural team in the West Chester office. He attended Northampton Community College where he earned an Associate in Applied Science degree, then continued to Temple University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees. During the last leg of his Master’s, he developed a thesis project focused on upgradable housing construction in the city setting in hopes of improving upon the rigidity of typical rowhome-styled construction. David was also Temple AIAS’ Treasurer from 2020-2021 where he experienced the organization before, during, and after the quarantine. This challenge encouraged the team to find new ways of keeping up student morale from behind the screen as well as getting creative in how they marketed themselves. “If there’s one thing I can take from all my experiences up until now, it would be that nothing ever goes completely according to plan; all those deviations, big and small, can be learned from and utilized to make you a stronger person.” –David

We are excited to have Michael, Elana, and David join the firm, and we look forward to their continued professional and personal growth.  Welcome, Michael, Elana, and David!

 

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