Thoughtful. Experienced. Leaders.

We are a design firm that is seeking to be agents of change in how people value, design and implement public space.

Built Environments Shape Culture. We Shape the Built Environment. — We started REALM because we believe the design of our urban centers is failing to value the needs of humans in public spaces. We aim to use the resources we have — our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations — to do something about it.

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Brian Bernstein

Principal In Charge of Design

Brian brings a wealth of knowledge to the development of complex sites. Passionate about urban design, he has worked with both private developers and civic entities, leading clients to maximize their land value while creating a successful public realm.

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Carmine Russo Jr.

Principal In Charge of Practice

Carmine is an experienced leader in the design of the urban realm. He has led multiple projects for world-class leaders in healthcare institutions, and has worked on major urban transportation projects as well as corporate, commercial and civic assignments.


Nick Gilliland

Principal In Charge of Construction

Nick is a highly effective project leader recognized for his ability to listen, to organize and to lead. He works closely with clients to ensure that their intentions are understood and implemented to the highest standards.

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Zach Sevenish


Zach is an ambitious designer focused on the creation and development of urban spaces. He plays a critical role in supporting all aspects of the design and documentation process.