Jon Bernhard


Swaback PLLC

About Me

Leading collaborative design is Jon C. Bernhard’s architectural-driven priority, resulting in a comprehensive body of progressive architecture and co-creative relationships. Jon’s inspirational design process integrates climactic influences, technology, sustainability, thoughtful proportion, and environments of enviable quality on projects including golf clubhouses, recreational facilities, specialty retail, commercial developments, hospitality and ultra-luxury custom homes.

With an unyielding passion for exploring materials, methods and forms of historic and contemporary architecture worldwide, Jon has accumulated an enviable reputation and portfolio of progressive design. His philosophy stands on the shoulders of notable historic design by respecting the natural integrity of materials, mass, scale, and texture, exemplified in historic architecture, while incorporating current technology and regionally influenced forms.

His body of work focuses on the integration of natural light, embracing cross breezes, celebrating site-specific qualities and challenges, and connecting interior and outdoor spaces to create a natural and structured environment for healthy and pleasant living. The results of this approach have influenced regional design, particularly for desert climates.

Jon’s work has received national recognition, including awards from Phoenix Home & Garden, Valley Forward, Gold Nugget, NCMA, and Best in American Living.  His work has been published in LUXE, Phoenix Home and Garden, Scottsdale Modern Luxury, AZ Food & Lifestyle, Green Living, Design & Architecture, Arizona Foothills, Custom Homes, and Builder magazine.


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