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Senior Living Design Expert Joins the Bernardon Team

Senior Living Design Expert Joins the Bernardon Team
June 29, 2015

Bernardon is pleased to welcome to their team an experienced Senior Interior Designer, Mr. Derek A. Perini, IIDA.

Mr. Perini is well-known in the region for senior living design, and has designed the interiors for several multi-million dollar Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). He has also been a speaker at both national and regional events for the prominent aging services organization LeadingAge, and a judge at the annual Environments for Aging Conference.

“Derek has a strong passion for design, managing and leading junior designers, and developing and nurturing close relationships with his clients,” said Kerry R. Haber, President of the firm. “His exemplary career in some of our biggest target markets will make Derek a great asset to our team.”

In his new position at Bernardon, Mr. Perini will be heavily involved in the firm’s senior living, multifamily, and hospitality projects. He has close to twenty years of design experience, and a few of his notable local projects include the Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania and the “Harvest Table” at Garden Spot Village. His projects have also extended into a range of other states, including New Jersey, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Tennessee, and Colorado.

“I am looking forward to the new challenges at Bernardon,” says Mr. Perini. “Senior living will always be a passion of mine, so I’m excited to join a firm where I can continue to serve those clients while still broadening my skills in other disciplines and markets.”

Mr. Perini is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE). He is also certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), where he serves on the exam grading committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior and Environmental Design from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania.

Established in 1973, Bernardon is a regional architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm. The firm has offices in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. For more information call (610) 444-2900 or visit www.bernardon.com.

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