Xpera Group is pleased to announce the recent addition of Bruce Bergman, AIA, to our Construction Consulting and Real Estate Advisory division. He brings with him over 34 years of experience as a licensed architect, with most of the past 23+ years cultivating a successful forensic architecture practice.
A graduate of the highly regarded architecture program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Bergman also had the opportunity to participate in a summer design program at the Ecole des Arts Americains in Fontainebleau, France. He has worked with a veritable Who’s Who of architecture firms in the Southern California region, including KMA, SGPA, Stichler Design Group, Rob Wellington Quigley and Carrier Johnson + Culture.
Bergman’s career has centered around three primary areas: forensic architecture, risk mitigation and sustainability. As a forensic architect, Bergman has played an influential role in the investigation and assessment of many high-profile, and sometimes precedent-setting, cases.
With a commitment to giving back to the architecture profession, he has provided coaching, mentorship and consulting for architecture firms on professional practices, standard of care and the latest trends impacting risk mitigation. An early proponent of green building practices, Bergman brings a unique perspective to the world of sustainability, and has volunteered hundreds of hours of his time to various community-oriented projects.
With Bergman joining the Xpera team, we are able to expand our service offerings to include forensic architecture and green building risk mitigation.
Bergman will continue to provide coaching and consulting services to other architects, especially for contract administration during the construction phase, and will also lend his expertise to our Balcony Assurance and Property Condition Assessment services.
When he’s not actively creating solutions for complex design and construction problems, Bergman enjoys traveling and surfing around the world with his wife Liz, and spending time with their three adult sons and one granddaughter. The rest of the time, you can likely catch him surfing along the California coastline.
Welcome aboard, Bruce!