Robert D. Kerns



Robert Kerns has broad-based experience in evaluations, condition surveys, investigations, and water testing of exterior envelope building systems on various structures and facilities. He provides exterior envelope peer review and design assistance services for developers, architects, building owners, and contractors. Mr. Kerns’ expertise also includes below-grade waterproofing, windows and doors, curtain walls, plaza waterproofing, and roofing.

Mr. Kerns also specializes in exterior wall cladding such as portland cement plaster (stucco), EIFS, cement board siding, rain screens, metal panel, stone, and precast concrete. He provides repair and replacement design services for exterior envelope systems. Mr. Kerns’ projects also involve developing construction drawings, specifications, and project bidding and contracting requirements, and he provides litigation support services for construction defect-related cases.,


Peer Review

  • St. Joseph’s Senior Housing - Oakland, CA: Slate roofing, metal roofing, masonry, and wood window-design assist services for historic building
  • Sugar Bowl Ski Vacation Residence - Norden, CA: Exterior envelope peer review and design-assist services for new vacation residence
  • Temple Judea - Tarzana, CA: Exterior envelope peer review and design-assist services for the renovation and expansion of temple


Leakage Investigation

  • Bayhill III Office Center - San Bruno, CA: Leak investigation of a low-rise, precast concrete-clad office building with aluminum storefront windows
  • Consulate Residence - San Francisco, CA: Leak investigation of historic masonry residence


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Aloha Stadium - Honolulu, HI: Repair design of waterproofing systems of the stadium concourses
  • Glenridge Cooperative Apartments - San Francisco, CA: Design of wood siding and roofing repairs on a complex of two-story residential apartments


Construction Documents and Specifications

  • 1448 Young Street - Honolulu, HI: Investigation and replacement design of high-rise roofing system
  • 3400 Data Drive - Rancho Cordova, CA: Roofing replacement design and construction administration and observation services
  • University of California, Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall: Design of coal tar-roof repair and multiple-ply, built-up roofing replacement for theater building


Construction Observation Services

  • 5800 Third Street at Carroll Street Station - San Francisco, CA: Exterior envelope construction observation services of new condominium buildings
  • The Regency Plaza Apartments - Martinez, CA: Construction observation services for the repair of a fire-damaged, three-story apartment building
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
ASTM International (ASTM)
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)


Architect in CA, CO, and HI


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1993
Master of Architecture, Architecture, 1995
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1996