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As architects, we know the value of taking pride in your built environment, and we strive to create and preserve that pride. Since 1977, Berggren Architects has had the honor of preserving Nebraska’s finest architecture.

Today, we work in preservation and restoration, new sustainable construction, and consulting for all building types from churches and museums to courthouses and private residences.

Jerry L. Berggren, aia

Jerry L. Berggren, aia

Principal, Preservation Architect

 

Jerry Berggren founded the firm in 1977 in Lincoln, Nebraska and has since then been dedicated to the preservation of Nebraska’s finest architecture. The 1983 Jobs Bill was the milestone which introduced the firm to its most significant building type, the historic county courthouse. A project to improve the thermal efficiency of the windows at the Johnson County Courthouse in Tecumseh also initiated Berggren’s concern for energy conservation and an ongoing commitment to sustainable design.

In 1986, Jerry’s “Courthouse Trail” proposal to the state was approved. The Courthouse Trail experience solidified two career-long relationships with the Nebraska Energy Office and the Nebraska Association of County Officials. He continued to serve Nebraska’s county clients and in 2002 he became the recipient of the Honors Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This achievement was Berggren’s first nationally recognized award.

Today, Jerry Berggren has expanded his firm and employs professionals with abilities in historic preservation, architecture, interior design, sustainability, master planning and more. The future will undoubtedly hold more unexpected opportunities and challenges. He looks forward to each of those and you are invited to contact him directly regarding the architectural challenges you face.

Meet Our Team

Steve Severson, AIA

Steve Severson, AIA

Project Architect

 

Steve began work in the field of architecture in 2007 as a draftsman in Norfolk, NE. In 2011, Steve moved to Lincoln to pursue a degree in Architecture from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Steve now holds a master’s degree in Architecture and works as a Project Manager at Berggren Architects.

Garry Martin, Associate AIA

Garry Martin, Associate AIA

Production Manager

Janet Jeffries

Janet Jeffries

Architectural Historian

 

Janet has a career history as an educator, writer, and researcher in the field of historical and architectural preservation. She currently works as the College Historian for Doane College in Crete, NE and is the Curator for the Crete Heritage Society. Janet is currently employed as the firm’s Architectural/Preservation Historian.

Jessica Fujan

Jessica Fujan

Architectural Student Intern

 

Jessica Fujan joined Berggren Architects in 2019. As an architectural intern, Jessica has assisted project architects with several projects including, Nemaha County Courthouse, Jefferson County Courthouse, and the Cheyenne Fountain Restoration.

Brandy Nguyen

Brandy Nguyen

Architectural Student Intern

 

Brandy Nguyen joined Berggren Architects in April of 2020. As an architectural intern, Brandy performs various secretarial duties, while assisting project architects with project organization and drawing review. His interests in sustainable design, urban planning, and museum design makes Brandy a perfect fit to our team.

Alexi Caines

Alexi Caines

Architectural Student Intern

Large Firm Projects

Our firm is involved in a wide range of projects from small historic houses to large public buildings in nearly every corner of Nebraska. We are also starting to reach beyond to other states, such as our involvement with the Wyoming State Capitol restoration effort.

Small Firm Culture

At Berggren Architects, we can offer an efficient, cordial work environment right in the heart of Downtown, Lincoln. Staff members young and old will get access to a variety of exciting historic projects!