With a highly personalized approach, our emphasis is on finding the "inevitable" in design: making a finished project look as if it was "meant to be." This is achieved by analyzing our clients' needs (program, taste, budget) and site needs (existing context, public requirements), and arriving at a design which, in both style and function, is a perfect fit. The finished result is a functional and esthetic solution specific to each project, deriving its unique identity from a combination of the project itself and the inspiration we add.


We see sustainable design as an inseparable part of good design. Green principles promoting both our own health and the health of the planet are woven into all our projects, incorporated so that they enhance rather than compromise design.


The project history at David Bergman Architect includes a wide range of commissions from urban planning and large scale development to houses and additions to apartment, loft and house renovations and commercial interiors as well as the design of custom and production furniture. An offspring company, Fire & Water, designs and manufactures light fixtures, furniture and accessories. Conceptual research projects are also undertaken as time allows.
David Bergman, principal of David Bergman Architect, is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional, with 25 years of experience. In addition to his practice, he currently teaches sustainable design at Parsons School of Design, has taught at Yale and lectures frequently. He is the author of Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide (Princeton Architectural press, 2012). He is a board member of o2NYC, the NY chapter of an international organization of ecodesigners, and is also on the boards of several other design organizations. He co-produced "Educating the Educators: A Crash Course on EcoDesign" as well as "Assignment:Green," an exhibition of the state of eco design education in six prominent NYC area design schools
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  World Trade Center Memorial Competition entry

Laurel Canyon Eco Renovation
Silicon Valley Eco Addition/Renovation
NoHo Eco Loft
Upper East Side Eco-Apartment
Stern Loft
Sobel Apartment
Edwards House


Union Square Eco Loft
2008 Idea House
Gramercy Park Apartment
677 Fifth Avenue Lobby
NoHo Duplex
Edwards Apartment

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