Jorge Bernal

Jorge Bernal

Coral Gables, FL, US



RTKL Associates Inc., Associate

Currently the Lead Designer for the Workplace interiors studio in the Miami office. Work with a great group of architects and interior designers on High End Interiors Projects locally and around the Globe. Currently hold the "design advocate" possition in the Miami office. This is a firm-wide possition where a small group of design leaders (each office) get together regularly and are charged with pushing DESIGN in each office and in turn the firm forward. Just finished design of the new RTKL Miami office (currently under construction) and Just started working on the design of CRESA Partners new Miami office.

Jan 2004 - current

EYP Architecture & Engineering, Designer

Worked for Einhorn Yafee Prescott (EYP/ now) while in grad school in the DC area. Started working in the architecture studio where I worked on some great Higher Ed projects: Georgetown University South West Quad project (multiple buildings), American University - Katzen Arts Center, Greenberg theather (2003 AIA award for design Excellence), UMBC Lab building, + many more projects.
My last project with EYP/ was the new campus/building for St.Elisabeth's Hospital. At one point the largest mental health facility in the country. I was part of a small design team and took design all the way through 75% construction documents. A unique oportunity at the time at EYP/

Aug 1999 - Dec 2003

STUDIOS Architecture, Designer/Intern

Did a brief stint at STUDIOS in DC. Was unhappy working on Architecture projects and the oportunity to work at this firm to work on great DOT COM projects which pushed the boundaries between workplace and playground. Very high energy-high demand atmosphere. Came to a sudden end when the DOT COM bubble burst. Knew something was up when I sat at my desk for two weeks with nothing to do...

Jan 2000 - May 2000

Schapiro Associates, Intern

Intern at small Miami firm. Worked with several talented Architects on High Profile projects in Miami Beach (Setai Residences/Hotel, The Courts at South Beach)

May 1995 - Aug 1999

Jorge Bernal Architect, Intern

Worked for my father several years while starting College. Most of the work was high end residential and was all drawn by hand (pencil or Ink on Mylar). Work was Part time as my father taught at DASH (Design and Architecture High School in Miami)

Jun 1992 - May 1995


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), MArch, WAAC

Studied under Marco Frascari, Susan Piedmont-Palladino, and Paul Emmons. Thesis was tittled: "Architecture as a Translation of Noise"

Aug 1999 - Jan 2002