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Bergmann expands its services to pharmaceutical clients nationwide with acquisition of Johnsrud Architects

DATE: October 1, 2019

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National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann has acquired Johnsrud Architects, a provider of design services for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other highly specialized industries. The combination is effective immediately.

Located in Trevose, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, Johnsrud Architects provides specialized expertise in planning and design of highly technical and regulated facilities for pharmaceutical, advanced manufacturing, and science clients nationwide. The firm also provides design for innovative workplaces for scientists outside but associated with their labs as well as, board rooms, cafeteria, training/classrooms, and fitness centers for their client campuses.

Johnsrud’s capabilities and services, developed over 24 years, complement Bergmann’s 40 years of working with clients in research and manufacturing, including design services for cleanroom, laboratory, and advanced manufacturing facilities. Bergmann also has extensive experience in workplace design, creating office environments for the workforce of today and tomorrow.

“Combined with our architecture and engineering capabilities, the Johnsrud and Bergmann team will offer a full-service solution and deep resume to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, research, and manufacturing markets,” said Pietro (Pete) Giovenco, PE, president and CEO, Bergmann. “Both companies are client focused and have a strong culture that emphasizes developing long term relationships.”

Johnsrud becomes the third Bergmann location in the Philadelphia region and increases the number of Bergmann employees in the market to nearly 75. Bergmann also has offices in Center City and Conshohocken. Companywide Bergmann has more than 400 professional and technical staff in 15 regional offices throughout the US.

“Our firms are energized by the success of our clients and have a record of investing in understanding our client’s business and scientific processes to deliver the best solution,” said Charles Johnsrud, principal, Johnsrud Architects. “We’re similarly energized by the opportunity to expand the scope and reach of our services by joining with Bergmann.”

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 signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning. For more information, visit