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Bergmann receives 2019 Design Excellence Award from AIA Rochester

DATE: June 9, 2019

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National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann won the Grand Honor Award for its part in designing the University at Albany Campus Center. Working in partnership with design architect William Rawn Associates, Bergmann provided the architectural, interior design and engineering services for the campus center expansion, including 65,000 square-feet of additions and the complete renovation of 40,000 existing square-feet.

The Grand Honor Award was presented as part of the 2019 Design Excellence Awards at the Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Centennial Celebration. A panel of jurors from AIA chapters across the Northeast selected nine projects by local firms to receive awards this year. The panelists looked for projects in which architectural design was creatively used to address barriers including distinctive architectural elements and historic structures.

“We thank AIA Rochester for its recognition of our design work at SUNY Albany and congratulate the chapter on 100 years of supporting local architecture professionals,” said Andrew Raus, Bergmann vice president, Northeast Buildings. “Architects play an essential role in advancing our cities and we look forward to the next century of inspiration and collaboration with our colleagues through AIA Rochester.”

The design of University at Albany’s reimagined campus center works in harmony with the existing historic campus structures, serving as a vibrant and active centerpiece for students, faculty and visitors alike. The project included a new multi-purpose auditorium, reconfiguration and design of multiple food service venues, new dining spaces, renovation of the existing bookstore, reconfiguration for a new central stair and the addition of much-needed student centered activities spaces that encourage social interaction and flexibility in their use.


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