National architecture and engineering firm Bergmann Associates has relocated its Jacksonville office to 8375 Dix Ellis Trail in Jacksonville, just off I-95. This new site is centrally located in the Butler/Baymeadows submarket, which is a 10-minute drive to the St. Johns Town Center and just 20 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. Since 1995, Bergmann has been providing full-service architecture, engineering and planning services to the region, working with signature clients such as Metro Diner, St. Johns County, City of Jacksonville, FDOT, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, CSX and All Aboard Florida.
The new office is located in the updated “Prominence Office Park,” a 54-acre complex that recently underwent an $8 million renovation. From this new location, which is surrounded by park-like settings with running trails and plenty of greenery, Bergmann will deliver projects that range from design-build to planning and transportation infrastructure.
“Overall, we felt that Prominence’s commitment to building modernization and rebranding made it an ideal place for Bergmann to build a future in Jacksonville,” said Jon Braddock, AIA, project manager and co-leader of the Jacksonville office. “This is a great location for us to connect with our clients and the community.”
Bergmann Associates has engaged in a number of significant projects in the Southern Atlantic region over the past 20 years. Recently, Bergmann has been working closely with TD Bank to deliver design services for the company’s newest branches, with multiple locations across Florida. TD Bank shares a strong focus on sustainable design with Bergmann, which has resulted in collaboration on projects such as the Net Zero Branch in South Florida which produces as much energy as it consumes.
Heartland Dental, offering comprehensive, non-clinical administrative support to dentists nationwide, is another client that has engaged Bergmann Associates for a number of projects. Bergmann has provided planning and design-build services for 20 of Heartland Dental’s supported dental practice projects across the state of Florida, including local projects in Ponte Vedra, Middleburg and St. Augustine.
“It has been a pleasure to partner with Bergmann for so many of our supported dental office projects in the Florida area,” added Perri Gardner, development project manager at Heartland Dental. “It’s our goal to support the construction and opening of world-class dental offices. With their dedication and expertise, Bergmann has helped us continually make that a reality in Florida.”
One of Bergmann’s most recognizable clients is Metro Diner. The firm served as architect of record on a project to convert a bank location in Macon, Georgia, into a Metro Diner. The Metro Diner partnership with Bergmann has continued with additional projects in Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Pennsylvania.
“In the Metro Diner bank conversion, we did our best to retain the bank’s aesthetic character on the outside and reused some of the bank equipment in the interior design to pay homage to the building’s former use,” said Braddock. “I was thrilled to personally lead the team that delivered that project.”
From the Jacksonville office, Bergmann Associates also works closely with a number of transportation industry clients. Bergmann serves as a general engineering consultant for CSX Transportation on track, bridge and facilities engineering in 22 states. Working with All Aboard Florida as part of the Brightline commuter rail service project, Bergmann is designing 21 bridges on the line between Miami and Orlando. Bergmann also is serving as a prime consultant on the I-295 Corridor Bridge painting project—which includes eight bridges in Jacksonville—for the Florida Department of Transportation.
“Transportation clients have been at the heart of our practice in Jacksonville for more than two decades,” said Michael Leonard, PE, project manager and co-leader of the Jacksonville office. “From our new location, we will continue to work on multi-billion-dollar projects that make an impact across the county.”
Bergmann Associates spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. As part of the Atlantic region, Jacksonville is the only office location in Florida.
For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from major buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.