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BERNBAUM/MAGADINI Architects

4645 North Central Expressway
Suite 220
Dalls, TX 75205

Phone: 214-219-4528
Website: www.bmarchitects.com




Firm Description

Bernbaum-Magadini Architects (BMA), founded in 1998 by Bruce Bernbaum and Patricia Magadini, is a Dallas firm with a team-based design approach.  This approach inspires double the know-how, double the proficiency and double the inclusiveness.

The designs of Bernbaum-Magadini Architects possess a compositional integrity based on accuracy and innovation.

The staff at Bernbaum-Magadini Architects has the experience to handle projects of any size and complexity, along with the courage to recommend unusual solutions.  The staff has a winning architectural philosophy that a successful building emerges gracefully from the integration of individualized needs and ultimate form, regardless of the structure’s function.  These architectural talents bring an open mind to every project and take a teamwork approach, resulting in an impressive body of work.

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Services

Architecture, Design, Programming, Space Planning, Sustainable Design


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The Meaders Residence is significant to this firm because of the relationship built with the client, and the opportunities provided to our firm. At the time of the commission, our fourth with this client, this was our largest residential project, both in terms of square footage and budget. The success we have enjoyed with this client is due to our ability to communicate well and continually think of creative solutions to everyday challenges.
The Meaders Residence is significant to this firm because of the relationship built with the client, and the opportunities provided to our firm. At the time of the commission, our fourth with this client, this was our largest residential project, both in terms of square footage and budget. The success we have enjoyed with this client is due to our ability to communicate well and continually think of creative solutions to everyday challenges.

Single Family Residential

Sale Street Residence - A complex site and program presented several challenges for this urban infill residence. The lot is 50’ x 250’ with a 10’ fall from front to back. It is bordered by small homes to the North and on the south by a projected 4 story condo project. The program required a below-grade four-car garage and a separate 1 bedroom apartment on the ground level.
Sale Street Residence, cont. - The 10,000 SF main residence was designed to face an interior courtyard containing a pool, kitchen and deck. In order to create an outdoor living space on such a narrow lot the living, dining, office and kitchen were located on the second level above the apartment which then connected by a glass bridge to the bedrooms and remaining rooms. The rear structure is 3 stories to take advantage of the grade change. Exterior materials are zinc panels, board formed concrete, storefront windows and stucco.
The Meaders Residence is significant to this firm because of the relationship built with the client, and the opportunities provided to our firm. At the time of the commission, our fourth with this client, this was our largest residential project, both in terms of square footage and budget. The success we have enjoyed with this client is due to our ability to communicate well and continually think of creative solutions to everyday challenges.
Meaders Residence, cont. - The owners found a wooded urban lot to build a home for their family of six. The challenge to the program was that he wanted an extremely contemporary home to feature their art collection, while she wanted a warm and inviting home to entertain a large extended family. We met their goals by incorporating the earthiness of rough back limestone and warmly toned rift-cut white oak mill work with extensive open walls of custom steel window assemblies. The large expanses of glass visually connect the interior spaces to the exterior terraces, sculpture gardens, and reflecting pools. The neutral tone and low slope of the standing seam metal roof integrates into the canopy of the trees and landscape. Collaborating with the landscape architect facilitated in a cohesive design that extends the home into the yard and its surroundings.
Horseshoe Trail Residence - This house is 4400 SF and was built for a professional couple that are empty nesters.  They wanted 2 bedrooms upstairs with a small sitting area when their girls come home for a visit.  He is an amateur photographer so there are plenty of walls to display ever changing photographs.  They also love to read so in lieu of a large master bedroom there is a small library/sitting area just outside the master.  The kitchen is open to the large family room because they like to cook and entertain.  The  long lap pool is partially under the large covered terrace so that you can lounge in the pool and still be out of the scorching Texas sun.  The view of the long lap pool as you look out to the backyard from the entry, family room and kitchen is quite dramatic.
Orchid Lane Residence - The site location is in a very sought neighborhoods where many older and outdated homes are being replaced by large traditional homes; but in the case of this project, a smaller more contemporary home was designed for the property.  The 4,000 SF home includes a photography studio, small office, exercise room, guest room, master suite and a generous junior bedroom suite with sitting area for their teenage daughter.  A very open entertaining area was desired so the dining, kitchen and family room would all flow nicely from one space to the next both physically and visually.  The simple, but refined, finishes allowed us to keep the construction costs low and the overall feel of the home open, bright and contemporary.
Oak Point Residence - This project is an example of a client who wanted the clean lines and accessible geometry you typically find in contemporary architecture, but in this case, we removed the rigidity typical of most contemporary homes. The primary focus for the ranch residence was the couples love of animals, horses in particular. This house is located about an hour north of Dallas, Texas and is a working horse farm – complete with its own stable and riding arena. The Texas vernacular architecture reflects the couple’s casual ranch lifestyle and love of the outdoors. The main house is 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 6,327 square feet.
Abbott Cabana Residence - Located in Highland park, Texas, an affluent township within the city of Dallas, this was a pool and cabana addition to an existing house. Strict setbacks and zoning regulations limited the possible location for this small addition – only 730 square feet. The regulations for the township required that the addition be connected to the main house by “a wall and a roof” while matching the style and material palette of existing home.