REPRESENTATIVE HEALTHCARE DESIGN REFERENCES

  • “(WNB&A) were given the difficult task of transforming an old patient care unit into a multi-function…laboratory for us. Given the odd shape of the space, they designed three distinct, practical work areas with wonderfully different design colors and accoutrements.” (Ms. Kathleen Connelly, Director – Laboratory Services, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center)
  • “I had the opportunity to work with the firm Bernstein & Associates to redesign… a new developmental center for the Lamm Institute.  The project was very complicated because it contained many disparate clinical areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology and routine medical offices and orthopedic space.  The firm was extremely responsive to our professional and clinical needs.  When we had to be cost conscious, they were practical but did not compromise on quality.  I would highly recommend them for any health care facility.”   (Mr. Harvey S. Bennett, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn)
  • “I had the opportunity for the past three years to work with the firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects, PLLC to plan and design our Mount Sinai Hospital, Narcotics Rehabilitation Center (NRC) expansion site.  This project was not only time consuming but very complicated as we had to deal with matters relating to code compliance with the New York State Department of health as well as Landlord structural issues…Bernstein & Associates were highly responsive to our professional and clinical needs as well as to our overall budgetary constraints.  I would highly recommend Bernstein and Associates for any healthcare facility project.  Their team is very conscientious, knowledgeable and detail oriented.”  (Ms. Sharon L. Gomez, Associates Director, Mount Sinai Real Estate Division)
  • “Bernstein & Associates provided my psychiatric facility with their architectural expertise in assessing and redesigning our hospital to meet various regulatory needs in addition to enhancing the aesthetics and environment here at the Behavioral Health Center. Their contemporary knowledge base of what is new and innovative is outstanding.   They are relentless in their pursuit of detail and masterful in their ability to organize and facilitate large groups of clinicians, all of which have their own interests. The follow-up is timely and accurate.” (Dominick Lepore, Vice President, The Behavioral Health Center, Westchester Medical Center)
  • “Over the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to work with Bernstein & Associates, Architects on a number of very difficult and challenging projects. In each and every instance Bernstein & Associates exceeded my expectations in terms of competence, professionalism, focus and fidelity to our expressed wishes.  No matter whether the projects entailed highly sophisticated medical technology, master planning, relocation planning, exacting environmental controls, special populations, inpatient or outpatient settings, Bernstein & Associates demonstrated the same pleasant professional manner in handling end user clients. Bernstein & Associates were always willing to keep searching for the right solution that met our demanding programs and our often constrained budgets.” (Richard J. Lanzarone, Assistant Vice President Planning, Design & Construction, Continuum Health Partners)
  • “(Mr. Bernstein) and his team have completed a yeoman job for us over the past three years planning and designing our Mount Sinai Hospital, Narcotics Rehabilitation Center (NRC) expansion site.  This project was not only time consuming but extremely complicated as we had to deal with matters relating to code compliance with the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office of Substance Abuse Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as Landlord structural issues for the premises.  To this end, Bernstein and Associates Architects, PLLC were highly responsive to our professional and clinical need as well as to our overall budgetary constraints.”  (Mr. Matthew Cassidy, Administrator, Mounts Sinai Hospital Narcotics Rehabilitation Center)
  • “I found Mr. Bernstein and his staff to be both knowledgeable and experienced in their approach to design solutions.  Mr. Bernstein, himself, gets involved in every facet of the project, from schematic design through construction administration.  The unique method in which this firm dealt with the end-users as well as their ability to work along with the project’s construction manager including a thorough set of meeting minutes is unsurpassable.  I highly recommend William N. Bernstein & Associates and intend working with them again.”   (Mr. Robert P. Haussmann, RA, AIA, Architect/Director of Facilities Planning, Real Estate & Construction Management, St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Brooklyn/Queens Service Division)
  • “Bernstein & Associates have been an integral part of numerous high profile and extremely significant projects over the last few years and have always performed exceptionally well.  While the atmosphere and pace at NYU can be, at times, frenzied and chaotic, they have always risen to the task at hand and performed with extreme competency, commitment and professionalism.” (Mr. Andrew Brennan, AIA – Sr. Project Manager – NYU School of Medicine)
  • “The result speaks for itself…My staff love working in these offices, because of the effective patient flow and work areas that were created.  If a design could be said to improve morale and productivity, this one has.” (Mr. Steven R. Weiner, FNP, MS, MPA, Clinical Manager – Employee Health Services – NYU Medical Center)
  • “It is with pleasure that I write this letter of reference attesting to the competence, professionalism, and skill of Bernstein and Associates Architects in the… renovations of the Emergency Department at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center…They have consistently and diligently performed their technical and management duties at the highest level…Their approach to both project design and solutions management is exceptional, extensive and knowledgeable…I am very pleased with the outcome of our ED project and I enthusiastically and unconditionally endorse and recommend the firm of Bernstein and Associates Architects.”  (Mr. Jesus A. Cambrelen, Jr. – Administrative Director, Emergency Department – Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center – Bronx, NY)
  • “I found Mr. Bernstein and his staff to be both knowledgeable and experienced in their approach to design solutions…The unique method in which his firm dealt with the end-users as well as their ability to work along with the project’s construction manager including a thorough set of meeting minutes is unsurpassable…I highly recommend William N. Bernstein & Associates and intend working with them again.” (Kathleen Iverson – Deputy Director Creedmoor Psychiatric Center II)
  • “Bernstein and Associates had the vision we needed to create a hospital pharmacy that combined architecture, engineering, art and education to establish a model for intelligent design. This pharmacy will be one that meets our needs now and for years into the future.” (Allan Cohen, PhD, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital)
  • “I engaged Bill Bernstein to review the design plans against the USP 797 Guidelines and identify any and all shortcomings. Bill has just completed his report for us.  He was able to … to obtain all the necessary information for review without any problems or concerns. He completed his review in a timely fashion and provided us with a draft report for review. Additionally he kept us abreast of his progress and concerns each step of the way. …I would recommend Bill Bernstein without reservation.” (Wayne Becker, VP – Special Projects – Orange Regional Medical Center) ”
  • “I am extremely pleased with the finished project.  The lab has a feeling of space difficult to achieve in any environment within Manhattan, It is a pleasant place to work for the computer programmers and animators who populate the lab.  Given that our laboratory is a computer based installation, there are a number of difficult elements in the electrical and cooling designs, as well as providing efficient high speed networking throughout installation.   The lab was designed and built quite quickly, which was a pleasant surprise given my previous experience with similar construction” (Dr. Court Cutting, Associate Professor of Surgery – NYU School of Medicine)
  • “Being an architect myself, I have certain expectations of my design and technical ability. I have worked with some of the largest and most prestigious firms in New York City and frankly, WNB&A’s performance far exceeds any of them.” (Mr. Charles Maggio, AIA, Director of Major Modernization and Special Projects – Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center)
  • “(WNB&A) managed to combine elegance with utility, and we have received many compliments on the finished product. The floor is the envy of occupants of other floors of the Neurological Institute.” (Dr. Stanley Fahn, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology – Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center)
  • “Because of the age of the building, the Project was fraught with difficulties…(WNB&A) dealt with every phase of the Project in a thoroughly professional manner with meticulous attention to detail. They helped overcome problems which seemed insurmountable. The end result…is not only practical but also beautiful.” (Dr. Bennett Stein, Chairman – Department of Neurological Surgery, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University)
  • “(WNB&A) has shown over and over again the ability to deal with complex and diverse construction problems using creative and innovative ideas. Working with Bernstein and Associates has been a pleasure.” (Mr. Joseph Morgese, Manager – Department of Financial Planning, Cabrini Medical Center)

Healthcare References

REPRESENTATIVE HEALTHCARE DESIGN REFERENCES

  • “(WNB&A) were given the difficult task of transforming an old patient care unit into a multi-function…laboratory for us. Given the odd shape of the space, they designed three distinct, practical work areas with wonderfully different design colors and accoutrements.” (Ms. Kathleen Connelly, Director – Laboratory Services, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center)
  • “I had the opportunity to work with the firm Bernstein & Associates to redesign… a new developmental center for the Lamm Institute.  The project was very complicated because it contained many disparate clinical areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology and routine medical offices and orthopedic space.  The firm was extremely responsive to our professional and clinical needs.  When we had to be cost conscious, they were practical but did not compromise on quality.  I would highly recommend them for any health care facility.”   (Mr. Harvey S. Bennett, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn)
  • “I had the opportunity for the past three years to work with the firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects, PLLC to plan and design our Mount Sinai Hospital, Narcotics Rehabilitation Center (NRC) expansion site.  This project was not only time consuming but very complicated as we had to deal with matters relating to code compliance with the New York State Department of health as well as Landlord structural issues…Bernstein & Associates were highly responsive to our professional and clinical needs as well as to our overall budgetary constraints.  I would highly recommend Bernstein and Associates for any healthcare facility project.  Their team is very conscientious, knowledgeable and detail oriented.”  (Ms. Sharon L. Gomez, Associates Director, Mount Sinai Real Estate Division)
  • “Bernstein & Associates provided my psychiatric facility with their architectural expertise in assessing and redesigning our hospital to meet various regulatory needs in addition to enhancing the aesthetics and environment here at the Behavioral Health Center. Their contemporary knowledge base of what is new and innovative is outstanding.   They are relentless in their pursuit of detail and masterful in their ability to organize and facilitate large groups of clinicians, all of which have their own interests. The follow-up is timely and accurate.” (Dominick Lepore, Vice President, The Behavioral Health Center, Westchester Medical Center)
  • “Over the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to work with Bernstein & Associates, Architects on a number of very difficult and challenging projects. In each and every instance Bernstein & Associates exceeded my expectations in terms of competence, professionalism, focus and fidelity to our expressed wishes.  No matter whether the projects entailed highly sophisticated medical technology, master planning, relocation planning, exacting environmental controls, special populations, inpatient or outpatient settings, Bernstein & Associates demonstrated the same pleasant professional manner in handling end user clients. Bernstein & Associates were always willing to keep searching for the right solution that met our demanding programs and our often constrained budgets.” (Richard J. Lanzarone, Assistant Vice President Planning, Design & Construction, Continuum Health Partners)
  • “(Mr. Bernstein) and his team have completed a yeoman job for us over the past three years planning and designing our Mount Sinai Hospital, Narcotics Rehabilitation Center (NRC) expansion site.  This project was not only time consuming but extremely complicated as we had to deal with matters relating to code compliance with the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office of Substance Abuse Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as Landlord structural issues for the premises.  To this end, Bernstein and Associates Architects, PLLC were highly responsive to our professional and clinical need as well as to our overall budgetary constraints.”  (Mr. Matthew Cassidy, Administrator, Mounts Sinai Hospital Narcotics Rehabilitation Center)
  • “I found Mr. Bernstein and his staff to be both knowledgeable and experienced in their approach to design solutions.  Mr. Bernstein, himself, gets involved in every facet of the project, from schematic design through construction administration.  The unique method in which this firm dealt with the end-users as well as their ability to work along with the project’s construction manager including a thorough set of meeting minutes is unsurpassable.  I highly recommend William N. Bernstein & Associates and intend working with them again.”   (Mr. Robert P. Haussmann, RA, AIA, Architect/Director of Facilities Planning, Real Estate & Construction Management, St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Brooklyn/Queens Service Division)
  • “Bernstein & Associates have been an integral part of numerous high profile and extremely significant projects over the last few years and have always performed exceptionally well.  While the atmosphere and pace at NYU can be, at times, frenzied and chaotic, they have always risen to the task at hand and performed with extreme competency, commitment and professionalism.” (Mr. Andrew Brennan, AIA – Sr. Project Manager – NYU School of Medicine)
  • “The result speaks for itself…My staff love working in these offices, because of the effective patient flow and work areas that were created.  If a design could be said to improve morale and productivity, this one has.” (Mr. Steven R. Weiner, FNP, MS, MPA, Clinical Manager – Employee Health Services – NYU Medical Center)
  • “It is with pleasure that I write this letter of reference attesting to the competence, professionalism, and skill of Bernstein and Associates Architects in the… renovations of the Emergency Department at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center…They have consistently and diligently performed their technical and management duties at the highest level…Their approach to both project design and solutions management is exceptional, extensive and knowledgeable…I am very pleased with the outcome of our ED project and I enthusiastically and unconditionally endorse and recommend the firm of Bernstein and Associates Architects.”  (Mr. Jesus A. Cambrelen, Jr. – Administrative Director, Emergency Department – Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center – Bronx, NY)
  • “I found Mr. Bernstein and his staff to be both knowledgeable and experienced in their approach to design solutions…The unique method in which his firm dealt with the end-users as well as their ability to work along with the project’s construction manager including a thorough set of meeting minutes is unsurpassable…I highly recommend William N. Bernstein & Associates and intend working with them again.” (Kathleen Iverson – Deputy Director Creedmoor Psychiatric Center II)
  • “Bernstein and Associates had the vision we needed to create a hospital pharmacy that combined architecture, engineering, art and education to establish a model for intelligent design. This pharmacy will be one that meets our needs now and for years into the future.” (Allan Cohen, PhD, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital)
  • “I engaged Bill Bernstein to review the design plans against the USP 797 Guidelines and identify any and all shortcomings. Bill has just completed his report for us.  He was able to … to obtain all the necessary information for review without any problems or concerns. He completed his review in a timely fashion and provided us with a draft report for review. Additionally he kept us abreast of his progress and concerns each step of the way. …I would recommend Bill Bernstein without reservation.” (Wayne Becker, VP – Special Projects – Orange Regional Medical Center) ”
  • “I am extremely pleased with the finished project.  The lab has a feeling of space difficult to achieve in any environment within Manhattan, It is a pleasant place to work for the computer programmers and animators who populate the lab.  Given that our laboratory is a computer based installation, there are a number of difficult elements in the electrical and cooling designs, as well as providing efficient high speed networking throughout installation.   The lab was designed and built quite quickly, which was a pleasant surprise given my previous experience with similar construction” (Dr. Court Cutting, Associate Professor of Surgery – NYU School of Medicine)
  • “Being an architect myself, I have certain expectations of my design and technical ability. I have worked with some of the largest and most prestigious firms in New York City and frankly, WNB&A’s performance far exceeds any of them.” (Mr. Charles Maggio, AIA, Director of Major Modernization and Special Projects – Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center)
  • “(WNB&A) managed to combine elegance with utility, and we have received many compliments on the finished product. The floor is the envy of occupants of other floors of the Neurological Institute.” (Dr. Stanley Fahn, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology – Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center)
  • “Because of the age of the building, the Project was fraught with difficulties…(WNB&A) dealt with every phase of the Project in a thoroughly professional manner with meticulous attention to detail. They helped overcome problems which seemed insurmountable. The end result…is not only practical but also beautiful.” (Dr. Bennett Stein, Chairman – Department of Neurological Surgery, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University)
  • “(WNB&A) has shown over and over again the ability to deal with complex and diverse construction problems using creative and innovative ideas. Working with Bernstein and Associates has been a pleasure.” (Mr. Joseph Morgese, Manager – Department of Financial Planning, Cabrini Medical Center)