Bernardon Partners with Core States Group to Expand Service Offerings, Geographic Reach

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Key members of the teams at Bernardon and Core States Group announce their new partnership. From left: Kerry Haber, Michael McCloskey, William Holloway, Douglas Hertsenberg, Timothy Cassidy, Ian Young, David Dugan, Ken Mackenzie, John Scheffey, Kevin Behnke, Paul Sgroi, Aaron Bodenschatz, and Neil Liebman.
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Bernardon — one of the 10-largest architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firms in the Philadelphia region — has joined the Core States Group of Companies.

The partnership became effective on Nov. 15.

Core States Group is a national provider of architecture, engineering, construction, and signage services. With 17 offices across North America, Core States Group designs, builds, and manages national and regional programs for private corporations throughout a variety of markets, including restaurant, retail, financial, fueling, and energy.

Bernardon’s design experience, combined with Core States Group’s fully integrated practices and nationwide capabilities, will expand the service offerings and geographic reach of this new multi-disciplinary partnership.

“We are thrilled to be part of such a diverse organization with the ability to now reach coast to coast,” said Neil Liebman, AIA, President of Bernardon and successor to Kerry Haber, AIA, who continues as part of the firm’s leadership team. “This new relationship will create an end-to-end partner for our clients, allowing us to work together on all aspects of their project.”

Established in 1973, Bernardon brings comprehensive design services to a mix of clients in the civic/cultural, corporate, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, industrial/warehousing, multifamily/mixed use, retail, senior living, and single-family markets. The 86-person firm operates offices in West Chester, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, Del.

“As Core States Group continues to grow and position itself to better serve clients, the addition of the Bernardon team will diversify our client portfolio,” said David Dugan, President of Core States Group. “Our integrated model and ability to serve clients nationwide are major differentiators, and our partnership with Bernardon will strengthen that.”

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