Jacqueline Bershad

Vice President of Planning and Design: Experiential Design

Jaqueline Bershad is vice president of planning and design at the National Aquarium. She and her team are responsible for all capital improvement projects, exhibition design and fabrication, long-range planning and building facilities. Jacqueline joined the Aquarium in 2015.

She is a licensed and LEED-certified architect with more than 20 years of experience in the design of museums, aquariums, zoos and exhibit experiences. During her 10 years with CLRdesign in Philadelphia, one of the top zoo and aquarium design firms in the United States, she managed projects at the Jacksonville Zoo, Toronto Zoo, Dallas Zoo and Utah's Hogle Zoo. She also served as project manager in the Museum + Exhibits division of Art Guild, Inc., a design and fabrication firm that specializes in museum exhibitions, 3-D marketing, and educational and events programs. Since January 2019, Jacqueline has served on the Baltimore Public Art Commission, responsible for administering Baltimore City's Percent-for-Public Art program, reviewing gifts of permanent art, and maintaining Baltimore's public art collection.

Jacqueline holds a Master of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University as well as a Master of Science degree in architecture from the University of North Carolina with a specialty in the design of public space. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Wesleyan University.

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