Ariel Bernfeld

Ariel Bernfeld

Professional Staff

“One of the surprising rewards of this profession is that, after a while, you stop seeing buildings as “architecture” and start to imagine all the people and cultural trends that shaped them. You see a story. That funny jog in plan, that beautiful or “tasteless” finish, every screw and bead of sealant are the result of an individual’s thought, focus, and labor. Even new buildings contain a hidden history, and I love to contemplate all the discussions, negotiations, compromises, and personal triumphs that contributed to their creation.”

abernfeld@mahlum.com