Kevin Bernard

Kevin Bernard

Benicia, CA, US

View Portfolio


Architect with 25 years of experience in the building and design industry, proven leadership abilities motivating and managing teams,  a strategic three dimensional thinker , self motivated  and detail oriented creative problem solver, seeking a leadership role in an architectural  firm , ownership representation,  developer or corporate real estate group in either the residential, retail, corporate office, hospitality, or mixed use sectors.


AutoCamp, San Francisco, CA, US, Director of Design

Lead the design team to help drive the company's strategic growth goal to open five plus properties a year and have 10,000 keys under management in ten years .
Partner with the acquisitions team in evaluating properties for their suitability to meet the needs of the company goals. Provide technical support and design vision through the due diligence and entitlement process, creating site plans and master plan documents.
Developed construction, design, and signage brand standards in partnership with Construction, Operations, Brand and Marketing teams.
Managed our architect partners, providing design direction for our projects in all stages of development and construction.
Oversee the design program overhaul and new vendor relationships for FF&E and OS&E.
Execute RFP’s for, and build new vendor relationships with architects, interior designers, signage, and trailer fabricators.

Jun 2019 - Apr 2020

Charles Schwab, San Francisco, CA, US, Managing Director of Design and Construction

Lead a team of 10 design managers located in 6 cities across the nation, each with a workload of 20-30 projects.
Recruited new staff to expand the team from 3 to10 designers.
Provided leadership, vison and mentoring to the Design Manager team.
Built relationships across multiple business units and primary stakeholders.
Primary point of contact for managing all outside design vendor relationships.
Created and executed multiple design vendor RFPs, developed new architecture contracts for Schwab, and new procedures for engaging vendors.
Lead creative development of the Schwab Branch of the Future. A cross functional multidisciplinary partnership involving CRE, Brand/ Marketing, Client and Wealth Management Solutions, and Investor Services Strategy.
Developed cost savings opportunities through design choices and vendor management selections.
Awarded the Charles Schwab Significant Contributor Award 7 times.

Mar 2016 - May 2019

Charles Schwab, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Manager Design and Construction

Created space plans and design concepts for branch and corporate spaces, maintained a work load of 30 + projects at any given time.
Managed and provided design direction over multiple outside architects and other vendors, and coordinated design, CDs, and Construction Observation phases.
Developed and manage design standards including signage, finishes, equipment, art selections, and furniture systems.
Designed Charles Schwab signage standards as part of the 2013 rebranding.
Participated in site selection and review of leases.
Designed creative solutions to match business program needs and workflow design.
Interfaced with other Schwab business units and senior leaders inside and outside of Corporate Real Estate and coordinated with Marketing and Brand to express the brand through architecture.

Apr 2010 - Mar 2016

Russell and Davis Architects, San Rafael, CA, US, Senior Associate

Managed all project managers, drafters and project allocation in production teams.
Responsible for project management and design of projects from concept and design development through construction documents production and construction observation.
Clients included: Hollywood Theaters, Cinemark Theaters, Century Theatres, Metro Theaters, Villa Sport Health Club and Spa, Williams-Sonoma, Discovery Channel Stores, Regional Shopping Centers, EAH Multi Family Housing, Emporio Rulli SFO International Terminal, Expressions Center for New Media, Golds Gym, numerous office shell & tenant improvements, and single family residential projects.
Developed and maintained project filling systems, procedures, and CAD standards.
Facilitated internal coordination between the partners, office manager and billing.
Contributed to new project marketing and project awards through RFP.
Responsible for hiring of all positions and mentoring junior staff.

Mar 1999 - Jul 2009

Bill Moore and Associates, Albany, CA, US, Project Coordinator

Sep 1996 - Mar 1999


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

University of Oregon Bachelor of Architecture
with a minor in Environmental Studies.

Sep 1990 - Jun 1995

Areas of Specialization