Doug Nominated to AIA Iowa Board

October 2nd, 2013

Our very own architect Douglas Foreshoe, AIA, has been nominated to the American Institute of Architects Iowa Chapter Board of Directors.  His two year term will begin in January 2014.  Foreshoe is a Principal with Bergland + Cram Architects in Mason City where he has worked since 2002.  He is currently a member of the Sheffield Lions Club and lives with his wife and two daughters in Sheffield, IA.  Learn more about Doug.

LFL Groundbreaking

July 15th, 2013

Last week ended with a groundbreaking ceremony for our Little Free Library partnership project with Hoover Elementary in Mason City.  The event was attended by students, parents, staff and our design team. Bergland + Cram has partnered with Hoover to provide research and a design scheme and will help to build the structure.  The Library will function as a stand alone storage and reading shelter which will house books to be borrowed or exchanged by anyone in the community.  The LFL will be completed around the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

Harbacheck Hired

June 4th, 2013

Bergland + Cram has expanded its staff by welcoming back a familiar face. Kelly Harbacheck began her career in architecture as an intern with us while still in school. After graduating, she moved far, far away to Dallas, TX where she gained valuable experience researching senior living design and retirement communities as a Healthcare Fellow alongside her full time project work. Kelly returned to Iowa in 2013 at which point we were happy to scoop her up as a valuable member of our team. Meet Kelly.

Little Free Library

May 3rd, 2013

We are honored and excited to be partnering with Hoover Elementary/Mason City Schools to design our region’s first Little Free Library in the coming months! Visit the official website to learn more about this great community project that promotes literacy and the love of reading.  Visit

B+C Announces Change in Ownership

February 25th, 2013

As Bergland + Cram embarks on its 57th year of providing architectural and interior design services, the firm announces a change in leadership.

Ownership is transferred to key staff led by Scott Smed, AIA, who acts as Managing Principal.  Randy Cram, AIA, has transitioned from his role as President to that of Senior Architect.

Smed joined the firmin 1980 and serves on the board of directors.  Current board members also include Kenneth Wind, AIA, LEED AP and Douglas Foreshoe, AIA.  They are joined by new Principal Andy Meyer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C.

Scott Borcherding, IIDA, and Kristy Sagdalen King, Assoc. AIA, have also been promoted to Principals with the firm.

Meet Randi

December 18th, 2012

She’s new.  She’s talented.  We’re glad she joined us.  Meet Randi.

Holiday Gathering

December 3rd, 2012

Tis the season for blindfolded Pictionary, lightning round office trivia, mexican food, and good times with staff and family.  We ended last week by celebrating at (and with) our favorite local eatery, Pastime Gardens, to kick off the holidays.  If it’s any indication of the upcoming season, it’s going to be a fun one!

Bergland + Cram wishes our clients, family and friends a happy and healthy holiday!

3P Feature in Healthcare Design Magazine

August 10th, 2012

Bergland + Cram’s unique 3P Lean Design approach to healthcare planning is featured in the August issue of Healthcare Design Magazine, The Architect in All of Us.  3P stands for People, Preparation and Process.  In association with Flad Architects of Madison, WI; B+C utilized a week long kaizen event modeled after the Toyota Lean Production System to engage staff in a full scale mock-up of Mercy Medical Center North Iowa’s ED prior to construction.

Bergland + Cram recently completed similar 3P Lean Design event weeks for Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina and for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Congrats Dana!

June 12th, 2012

Dana Thomas recently completed her exam and requirements for the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications to become a certified interior designer.  Congrats Dana, we knew you’d pass with flying colors!

Praise for the Park Inn

May 8th, 2012

Bergland + Cram staff members have been honored as of late as restoration of the Historic Park Inn in Mason City continues to be recognized regionally.

IIDA AWARD  Interior designers Scott Borcherding, IIDA and Dana Thomas of B+C recently traveled to Omaha to accept the top honor Gold prize in retail/wellness/hospitality interiors from the International Interior Design Association’s Great Plains Chapter. 

LIFELONG LEARNING  Scott and Dana are currently teaching a Lifelong Learning class about the project at North Iowa Area Community College.

MAIN STREET AWARD  Scott, Dana and B+C president Randy Cram, AIA, attended Main Street Iowa’s awards ceremony in Des Moines where the hotel project received the Signature Project Award. 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE  Scott and Randy, along with Ann MacGregor of Wright on the Park, presented an informative session highlighting the process of restoring the hotel at the 2012 Iowa Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in Decorah. Rumor has it they received a standing ovation.  Bravo!