William N. Bernstein, AIA, NCARB, Leed@AP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Empire Projects, Inc. / Bernstein & Associates, Architects
  • Phone: (212) 463-8200
  • Website: www.empireprojects.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Architecture and Construction

Specialty Focus:

ADA, Architect, Architecture, Design, Interior Design, Construction, Healthcare Design, Healthcare Construction, Hospital Design, Hospital Construction, Lab Design, Lab Construction, Residential Construction, Coop Construction, Condo Construction, Apartment Construction, Premises Liability


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto; Master of Architecture, Yale University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 35 years of experience in the industry. He is the Founder/President of an architecture firm (Bernstein & Associates, Architects, www.bernarch.com, 1990-present) and a project management firm (Empire Projects, Inc., www.empireprojects.com, 2003-present). Mr. Bernstein offers multi-faceted expertise in the areas of architecture, design and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Architect, Construction Specifications Institute, and Project Management Institute. He is the author of two books on architecture and has written or had written above him over 50 articles on architecture and construction. He has provided expert witness services on (21) cases, and is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. His expert witness experience covers a wide range of project types and cases, including: architecture, architect, architects’ liability, architects standard of care, architectural design, behavioral healthcare, behavioral healthcare architecture, behavioral healthcare construction, behavioral healthcare design, building change orders, building codes, building construction, building design, buildings, CM, CM contracts, construction management, construction management contracts, building design, change orders, condos, condo architecture, condo construction, condo design, construction, construction change orders, construction delays, construction scheduling, contractors liability, coops, coop architecture, coop construction, coop design, demolition, doctors’ offices, doctors office architecture, doctors office construction, doctors office design, design change orders, engineering, engineering standard of care, errors and omissions, general contractor, general contractor contract, GMP, GMP contract, and handicapped accessibility, Projects types include: apartment design, apartment architecture, apartment construction, bank design, bank architecture, bank construction, condo design, condo architecture, condo construction, coop design, coop architecture, coop construction, doctors office design, doctors office architecture, doctors office construction, healthcare design, healthcare architecture, healthcare construction, hospital design, hospital architecture, hotel construction, hotel design, hotel architecture, apartment construction, laboratory design, laboratory architecture, laboratory construction, medical office design, medical office architecture, medical office construction, residential design, residential architecture, residential construction, restaurant design, restaurant architecture, restaurant construction, retail design, retail architecture, retail construction, townhouse design, townhouse architecture, and townhouse construction.