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Bergmann Expands Toledo Capabilities with Addition of Three Professionals

DATE: April 17, 2018

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Jason Babcock-Stiner, Marketing Lead

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Johnson, Pastula, Bowen, Toledo Office Midwest Expansion Toledo, OH

Johnson, Pastula, Bowen, Toledo Office Midwest Expansion Toledo, OH

Architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann has added three professionals to its new Toledo, Ohio, office as part of the expansion of the organization’s service offerings in the Midwest region. Steven Johnson, Matt Pastula and Joseph Bowen all will play critical roles as the Toledo office delivers projects of all sizes in collaboration with local partners and the community.

“These professionals are a great addition to the Midwest team,” said Richard Chelotti, Midwest region senior vice president for Bergmann. “We’re excited about the opportunities in Northwest Ohio and feel we’ve got the right team in place to deliver results for our clients.”

Steven Johnson, LEED, AP, has 34 years of experience in construction services. He will serve as the principal for the new Client Management Services practice at Bergmann. This new corporate team will combine a number of existing services into a single, streamlined offering where Bergmann manages projects or multiple project programs from the initial project development through asset management after occupancy. Johnson will apply Bergmann’s extensive expertise in architecture and engineering throughout the lifecycle of a project to create additional value for clients. He previously worked at the Lathrop Company, a subsidiary of the Turner Construction Company.

Johnson is active in the Toledo community, serving as a board member for the Rotary Club of Toledo, the University of Toledo Minority Business Development Center and the American Red Cross. He’s also a member of the Ohio U.S. Green Building Council. Johnson has an associate degree in Applied Science from Northwest Technical College.

Matt Pastula, AIA, NCARB, will serve the Toledo office as an architect and senior project manager for Bergmann. He has an extensive background in retail, placemaking, large-scale outlet malls and commercial projects spanning more than 24 years in Toledo and across the country. Pastula will lead design efforts in the northwestern Ohio region for Bergmann and collaborate on projects across the company as part of the Midwest Buildings Division. He previously worked for The Collaborative, Inc.

Pastula has been recognized by Healthcare Design Magazine and is a member of Leadership Toledo. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at Kent State University (KSU) and a master’s degree in Urban Design from the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at KSU.

Joseph Bowen, Associate AIA, brings six years professional design experience to Bergmann in his role of intern architect II in the Midwest Buildings Division. He was previously employed at Studio 2LR in Columbia, South Carolina, before relocating to Toledo. Bowen studied architecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology where he achieved both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in his field. He’s been a community volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Bowen also is active with his local American Institute of Architects (AIA) chapter.


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.