May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 16th, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness month and we support talking about the Elephant in the room – mental health!

Walk around downtown and you’ll see several elephant planters on display, as part of 43 NorthIowa’s “Elephants On Parade” promotion.
Our planter and window design are inspired by growing awareness of mental health through words of positivity, growing from our elephant planter onto our windows! Our elephant has a 3D pattern design and shows off it’s “green thumb”.
Check out our window through the rest of this month!

Take Your Kids To Work Day

April 30th, 2024

Last week we had kids working with us for “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day”!

We put our kids to work designing a park and presenting their design to clients, designing their dream bedroom and seeing it in 3D, and creating a new logo for Bergland + Cram Architects, complete with some new rules as owners. They also got to experience a wellness activity with us, going for a walk and getting protein smoothies. It was a fun afternoon of learning and designing!

Check out our video from the day – Take Your Kids To Work Day 2024

Young Designers at the NIACC STEM Festival

April 19th, 2024

How would you design your dream bedroom?

We thoroughly enjoyed our time hanging out with kids at the NIACC STEM Festival, designing their dream bedrooms together in real time using modeling and video game rendering software. Keep an eye out for these talented future designers!

Welcome to the Team, Alex!

March 26th, 2024

We’re excited to welcome Alex Cook to our Bergland + Cram team!

Alex and her family are recent permanent residents of Mason City, moving from Utah after falling in love with Iowa after a family visit. Her love for architecture goes back to childhood, sketching buildings everywhere she went and being close and personal with the construction process. She is currently working on her Masters of Architecture while bringing engineering and communication skills to the team.

Alex is excited to learn and work alongside the B+C team and immerse herself in our team culture. Welcome to the team, Alex!

First Annual Trivia Night Success!

March 1st, 2024

Holding on to our Bronze win status!

We brought home a 3rd place win at the Chamber of Commerce’s First Annual Trivia Night! Dressed in our Zoom meeting/work from home/remote-in attire we also brought home the Best Dressed Team award! It’s become the standard for us to bring back a 3rd place win at every Chamber event we attend – and we kept the streak! We had a great time supporting the Chamber and competing with other businesses – maybe next year we bring back the trophy?

Wear Red for Heart Month

February 14th, 2024

At Bergland + Cram one of our wellness initiatives is encouraging healthy activities! We got out for a walk as an office and then had a heart-healthy breakfast after. We love to get out of the office as a group and do some fun activities together. Check it out!

Wear Red

NIACC Student Dining Center Open!

February 9th, 2024

The new student dining center on campus has opened its doors! This exciting project with North Iowa Area Community College provides an updated and contemporary dining experience for students, as well as opportunities for future events. Complete with a full unobstructed view of the lake and surrounding landscape, once the old dining center is demolished.

Happy Holidays!

December 22nd, 2023

Bergland + Cram will be closed next week for our staff to spend time with family and friends! We wish you a very happy holiday, safe travels, and a happy new year! See you in 2024

2023 Wrapped

December 14th, 2023

Bergland + Cram Architects 2023 Wrapped

We had a pretty great year – projects, site visits, staff outings, community events, growing knowledge. Check out this fun video wrapping up our 2023!
Architecture. Planning. Interiors. Designing better. Every day.

Christmas Tree Streetscape Display!

November 27th, 2023

Come check out our inside-out Christmas Tree display at Music Man Square!

This year we wanted to create an experience from inside a Christmas tree. Surround yourself in a cozy holiday hideaway, and see if you can find all of our staff ornaments! Visit the Music Man Square now through the month of December, and see all of the amazing Christmas Trees lining the streetscape.

Happy Holidays from B+C!