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Berman & Brent, AIA Architectural Corporation is all about working for generations, with Berman originally developing his talents in architecture while working in construction.
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The highest quality design-build architecture achieved through technology, experience and artistry by Joel Cornell THIS PAGE: 270-Unit Spring Valley Lake Multi-Family Condominium Project, Green Tree Blvd., Victorville, Calif. TOP OPPOSITE PAGE: Five unit multi-family residential condominium project, Clark Street, West Hollywood, Calif. SECOND: Custom home, Orum Road Bel Air, Calif. BOTTOM LEFT: Five unit multifamily residential condominium project, 16th Street, Santa Monica, Calif. BOTTOM RIGHT: LA GOCCIA commercial project. Brand Blvd. Glendale, Calif. All photos courtesy of Berman & Brent AIA.
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Berman & Brent, AIA Architectural Corporation is all about working for generations. “We leverage the best technology and artistic experience as we work with each new generation of high profile real estate developers, owners and tenants. We have extensive experience in recognizing and taking advantage of innovative and cost reducing methods, techniques and strategies to successfully complete many varied projects and fulfill our client’s objective,” President and lead architect Irving Berman said on the company website. Berman & Brent, AIA was originally founded as Stanley M. Brent, AIA in 1977, though it wasn’t incorporated until 1996. Brent operated in a variety of stages over the years, by himself and partnered with other principals. It wasn’t until Berman joined in 2007 that it became the firm it is today. Although Brent has since retired, B&B, AIA is still going as strong as it has been for the past 33 years. Berman originally started developing his talents in architecture while he was working in construction. “I would always tend to draw really complex plans for certain jobs. After I had taught myself quite a lot and was able to design full sets of plans and documents, I was hired to design what was at the time considered some true avant-garde design work for some automo-
bile showrooms. It wasn’t until after that work that I went to school for architecture.” After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959, Berman remained self employed, specializing as a design/build contractor. His work was mainly on the East Coast, where he focused on multi-family housing projects and senior care facilities. Over time, Berman expanded his business on the West Coast, where his work with Brent eventually led to their partnership. “As much as our work consists of designing and building projects,” Berman said, “we also concentrate heavily on feasibility studies for our clients. We try to maximize what the client wants to achieve so that we can be efficient and save everyone involved lots of time, money and unwanted features. Our work tends to be mostly for developers in the Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County area.” To this day, Berman & Brent, AIA has yet to do any marketing or advertising. Even in today’s rough economy, they only need to rely on word of mouth to keep the projects coming in. With a current total staff of just three designers and technicians, the firm has begun to focus their work on low-cost community housing, a thriving market in this modern economy. ALT
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Berman & Brent, AIA Architectural Corporation is all about working for generations, with Berman originally developing his talents in archite...