About Us

BBKern DESIGNS is an architectural design and drafting firm, developing working drawings for new custom residential homes, additions, and remodels. As a professional member of AIBD, Bernie Kern CPBD is a specialist in residential building design.  The credential of Certified Professional Building Designer is the highest acknowledgement that a professional member of the AIBD can attain. To qualify, Bernie had to possess a minimum of five years of educational and professional design experience. Equally significant, the credential requires an ongoing commitment to professional development through a continuing education policy and provider program.

Bernie has owned and operated BBKern DESIGNS for nearly 25 years, designing custom homes and commercial buildings for local clients in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and for other clients around the country. Using a contract between the building designer and the client ensures satisfaction for each project. The contract describes the scope of the proposed work, the amount of the budget, specific services that you expect to receive, and an agreed upon payment schedule. As a home design proceeds, Bernie educates clients about the latest, state-of-the-art materials that can be used for new homes. As your building designer, he can be your closest advisor when planning and designing your new home, and can help you stay within a budget by exploring alternate solutions to your home design.

  • Bernie is a member of the American Institute of Building Design and a Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD)
  • We use licensed AutoCAD design tools.
  • Bernie lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Bonnie, their three daughters and some pets.

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2012 Second Place in Renovation from the American Residential Design Awards (ARDA)

American Institute of Building DesignBBKern DESIGNS is a proud member of the nationally recognized American Institute of Building Design. Owner Bernie Kern is currently the president of the AIBD Colorado State Society.

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