Bruner/Cott Named an AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm

We are thrilled to announce that Bruner/Cott Architects has been named a 2018 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm by AIA New England!

This award, sponsored by New England’s Young Architect Regional Director (YARD) and Regional Associates Director (RAD), recognizes firms in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont who display an outstanding commitment to the development of their Emerging Professional staff. An Emerging Professional (EP) is defined by the AIA as a student, recent graduate, or architect licensed within the last ten years. A committee reviewed submitted survey responses from firms throughout the AIA New England region and granted “Emerging Professional Friendly” status to those who displayed exceptional levels of commitment to the professional development of their EP staff.

For the small firm category, a score of 28 points was required to meet the Friendly Firm status. Of the responding firms, the category average was 33.9 points. Bruner/Cott Architects earned 39 points.

Congratulations to all Emerging Professional Friendly Firms!

Smith Campus Center Reviewed in Boston Globe

The opening of the newly-renovated Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center has had the Harvard community buzzing with excitement.

A thoughtful, yet radical, reappraisal of the original architecture of Josep Lluis Sert (1902-1983), the new Smith Center is part of Harvard’s ‘Common Spaces’ program pioneered by Harvard President Emeritus, Drew Faust.

Recently, Robert Campbell of The Boston Globe had a chance to visit the Smith Center and share his thoughts;

“…you never lose touch with the city outdoors as your near neighbor, because you can see it looking back at you through so many glass walls and windows. Pedestrian bridges span the space and lead you to roof terraces. Most amazing are what Harvard calls the “green walls”: vertical gardens that hang on the walls and look like hedges but never touch the ground. You wander freely as if you were in an urban landscape rather than an enclosed interior.”

Read the full Boston Globe review here.