Summer Sunshine Brings Interior Designing

May 24th, 2022

Say hi to Bailey Gunderson, our summer Interior Design intern!

Bailey is excited to apply her interior design skills to real world projects and gain experience and insight into working as a professional. Bailey listens to country music and is really digging Harry Styles right now. When she’s not at the office summer she’s waitressing part-time for a change of pace.

Welcome Bailey, we are excited to you have you with us for the summer!

New LEED Green Associate

March 30th, 2022

Intern Architect Ben Hansen is now a LEED Green Associate after passing his test last week! A LEED Green Associate has an up-to-date understanding of the current green building principles and practice, and promotes the health and welfare of building occupants and community members. Staff development is an important part of our culture and success. Congratulations Ben!

March 2nd, 2022

Chow + Chats are our internal learning lunches.  Each month, a different staff member shares about any subject they want.  The only rule: it can’t be work related.  This month, Sarah filled us in on her trip to San Juan and made us Puerto Rican rum jello shots.  (Just little ones, come on – this is work!)  We have a very diverse and interesting group.  Past subjects have included:

  • Cheesemaking and hobby farming
  • Crop dusting
  • Organ donation
  • Pet rescue
  • Lefsa
  • Collecting knifes
  • Mexican culture & food
  • Canada fishing trips
  • Birds
  • Sushi making
  • Credit card travel tips

We love to learn from each other and the world around us.  We value new experiences and perspectives as inspiration for creativity and design.  What will be next?

Come see us at the 2022 ISU Design Career Fair!

February 10th, 2022

We’re excited to meet students at the ISU Design Career Fair on February 17th!  Principals Andy Meyer & Kristy King will be ready to chat with you about opportunities at B+C and learn more about what you’re looking for as you start your career.  Currently, we seek to fill a full time Architectural Designer position and a Summer 2022 Architectural Internship position.

If you need a little nudge to get the conversation going, we offer a few (very specific) suggestions below:

Andy:
• What kind of plane(s) do you fly?
• What variety of pumpkin was the top seller at your pumpkin patch?
• What’s so special about Bomgaars licorice?

Kristy:
• What position do you play on your volleyball team?
• What’s the most interesting bird you’ve traveled to see?
• What are you brewing in your basement?

We’re always happy to talk shop about design as well! Please stop by and introduce yourself.

Natatorium + Fieldhouse Groundbreaking

May 21st, 2021

Congrats to our very own home base Mason City Community School District on breaking ground for a new Fieldhouse + Natatorium.  We are honored to be your partners in these projects which will serve generations of students right here in our community!

We are working remotely!

March 18th, 2020

REMOTE WORK CONTACT INFORMATION
During this time, Bergland + Cram remains up and running, with team members working off-site in order to safeguard the welfare of our staff and clients. The only change you may experience is not being able to reach anyone by calling our office directly.

Please go here to find individual staff email and phone contacts.

March 19th Bid, Jefferson Elementary – Contact Doug Foreshoe

March 24th Bid, Mercy One Albert Lea – Contact Dana Thomas

For billing information – Contact Christy Engebretson

If you have a potential project you would like to talk to us about – Contact Kristy Sagdalen King or Andy Meyer

The 3P Process

September 26th, 2019

3P stands for People, Process + Preparation. A rapid improvement design approach which focuses on process optimization (such as front desk check-in) and then and only then creates architectural solutions around these processes. The B+C team recently worked with the Forest City Library over two full days to completely design and build in real size their new library layout – shaving off weeks if not months of the traditional collaboration process.





63 Years In The Making

July 18th, 2019

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 marked our 63rd anniversary! Back in 1956, a young Robert Bergland and Harold Bianco joined together to start a new architectural firm in downtown Mason City, Bergland and Bianco. The original office was located at 11 1/2 S. Federal Ave. Randy Cram joined the firm in 1974 and becameprincipal in 1982, which is when the firm’s name changed to Bergland + Cram. The firm now consists of 5 licensed architects, 3 architectural designers, 2 interior designers, and 2 administrative/graphics team members. Through the years, our firm continues to grow and prosper with a strong emphasis on efficiency, professionalism, and open communication.

A Future Architect

March 29th, 2019

This young 8 year old has a passion for design. At 4 years old, he drew up plans to redesign his house and now has some plans for a restaurant. After pestering his grandma to share his ideas with someone, she came to us asking if we would be willing to talk to him after school. We were more than happy to sit down with him and listen to his ideas. To say that our staff had warm hearts that afternoon is an understatement!

Chow & Chat

February 20th, 2019

Maybe you call them Lunch & Learns.  We call them Chow & Chats!  Every month, we gather at the front porch and learn about something totally non-work related from a fellow teammate.  Like the story behind a homegrown charity cause.  Or a favorite vacation destination.  Or raising animals and growing your own food.  Anything goes, and it’s a great way to take a break from talking shop to experience the varied interests of the people we work alongside every day.  What will we learn next?