ArchDaily Project Report: MASS MoCA

Completed only a few months ago, Phase III of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) has gathered a considerable amount of acclaim. Today, we are thrilled to have our work on Building 6 featured on, the world’s most visited architecture website.

Click here to view the feature on ArchDaily’s website.

Bruner/Cott Makes ARCHITECT Top 50

Of 149 firms that submitted entries, Bruner/Cott is thrilled to be named #14 overall in the 2017 Architect 50. This ranking is based on scores in three separate categories; business, sustainability, and design. From there, each firm’s performance is calculated relative to the performance of other firms, and ordered by highest composite score.

This year, Bruner/Cott scored a 260.5 overall, ranking 48 for business, 20 for sustainability, and 38 for design. This is a significant jump in rankings from previous years, and the firm is extremely grateful to be recognized for its hard work and overall growth.

Previous Years’ Rankings:


  • Top 50 Overall: #14
  • Business: #48
  • Sustainability: #20
  • Design: #38


  • Sustainability: #38


  • Top 50 Overall: #46
  • Sustainability: #39

To learn more about the ARCHITECT methodology for computing this year’s ranking, click here.
To view Bruner/Cott’s firm page on the ARCHITECT 50 rankings, click here.



R.W. Kern Center Featured in New Publication: Creating Biophilic Buildings

What if we could experience the same physical, psychological, and emotional benefits moving through an urban landscape that we experience walking through a forest? What if we could right our relationship with nature by transforming the built environment in a way that ensures buildings function in harmony with the natural world?

Creating Biophilic Buildings by Amanda Sturgeon calls for an intentional biophilic design renaissance providing a fresh, insightful place to  begin exploring how to create places where people and nature can thrive together.

Sturgeon shines contextual light on brilliant historical examples of biophilic design and goes on to present a carefully chosen selection of fourteen international buildings that illuminate both the process and the results.

The clear examples, imagery, methodologies, and lessons from these case studies combined with Sturgeon’s practical Tools and Resources, are the reader’s compelling starting point on the pathway to creating truly biophilic buildings.

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One of the featured case studies in Creating Biophilic Buildings is the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, designed to be entirely self-sustaining and meet the rigorous requirements of the Living Building Challenge. We at Bruner/Cott are thrilled to be included among thirteen other exemplary buildings that are turning the built environment upside down and paving the way towards a sustainable future.