K. Norman Berry Associates Architects Has a New Managing Principal After 13 Years

K. Norman Berry Associates Architects, PLLC (KNBA) is proud to announce that Bob Haffermann, AIA, LEED AP, has been named Managing Principal. Bob has been a leader and steward of KNBA since 1983 and a Principal since 2006. His accomplishments and dedicated focus have been embedded into the KNBA culture.

As a key partner with the firm, Haffermann will be responsible for oversight of the business operations and the financial management of KNBA. He will continue to be actively involved in project development and architectural design, focusing on signature projects and long-term client relationships. Haffermann received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky College of Architecture and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University.

Haffermann succeeds Steve Eggers, AIA, LEED AP, whose significant contributions as Partner and Managing Principal have shaped KNBA for the past 41 years. Eggers will remain a Principal with the firm.  Ed Krebs, AIA, LEED AP, with the firm since 1991 and Principal since 2006, will lead the business development and civic engagement efforts of the firm. Along with Harry Dumesnil, AIA, LEED AP and Christopher Fuller, AIA, both elevated to Principal in 2014, the management team will provide direct project leadership, client engagement and staff mentoring. Together, the Principals will continue to serve our clients and communities with dedication to create, restore and sustain our built environment, leading the firm forward at a strong and steady pace.

KNBA was established in 1971 by founder and Principal Emeritus Norman Berry, FAIA, who laid the foundational principles of client service and civic engagement of the firm. Over the course of the firm’s history, KNBA has received numerous awards, most significantly two Distinguished Firm Awards from their peers in AIA Kentucky in 1990, under the leadership of Norman Berry, and in 2016 under the leadership of Steve Eggers.

The firm has been in business for 48 years with offices in Louisville and Lexington. KNBA has an accomplished diverse portfolio with a primary focus in preservation and adaptive re-use. Other areas of focus are higher education, community living and state government projects. Recent notable and active projects are the University of Kentucky College of Design, Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, The Galt House Renovation, Speed Art Museum, 111 Whiskey Row, University of Louisville Belknap Academic Building, and the Historic Fayette County Courthouse. KNBA staff are members of the American Institute of Architects, LEED Accredited Professionals and the firm is a member of US Green Building Council (USGBC), and an Energy Star Partner firm.


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