Winter 2022 Promotions

Bruner/Cott is thrilled to announce the three promotions from Associate to Senior Associate – congratulations, Karen Greene, Lena Kozloski, and Nurit Zuker!

Karen Greene, RA, LEED AP, joined Bruner/Cott in 2010 and brings to the firm a specialized knowledge and experience in interior architecture. Her strong skills in space use analysis and planning, combined with in-depth materials knowledge, has resulted in several LEED-certified projects including the Boston University School of Law, Boston University Yawkey Center for Student Services, and the Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center at Harvard University. Karen recently completed construction on Boston’s historic Huntington Theatre and is currently working on the redevelopment of the Harvard Square Garage in Cambridge.

Lena Kozloski, AIA, joined the firm in 2014 after several years at other area firms. Lena is an expert in the design of campus housing and has led significant residence hall and campus housing projects at institutions throughout New England, including Northeastern University, Colby College, Bowdoin College, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Currently, Lena is working on the Aliki Perroti & Seth Frank Lyceum at Amherst College and the design of a new residence hall at Colby College, in association with Hopkins Architects.

Nurit Zuker, AIA, has been with Bruner/Cott since 2004 and has played a significant role in the firm’s campus and student center work. Nurit served as project manager on two student center projects at Vanderbilt University – Vanderbilt Commons and Alumni Hall – and more recently, the complex reimagination of the Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center at Harvard  University (in association with Hopkins Architects). She recently completed construction on Boston’s iconic Huntington Theatre and is currently managing the adaptive reuse of a disused factory building at Wesleyan University into an arts innovation hub.

New Staff Licensure: Rima Abousleiman

Congratulations to Rima Abousleiman, RA, for receiving her Massachusetts Architect’s license!

Rima is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture. Since joining Bruner/Cott in 2018, Rima has become passionate about leveraging her place in the architecture profession to design a just and equitable future for all, with sustainability and social justice at the forefront of her work.

Rima has been an integral team member on several of Bruner/Cott’s cultural and institutional projects including MIT’s Pierce Boathouse and the renovation and expansion of Boston’s historic Huntington Theatre. She is an active leader in the firm’s internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and currently serves as Treasurer for BosNOMA, the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects as well as Co-Chair of the BSA’s Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet).

Congratulations, Rima!

Winter Promotions

Bruner/Cott is pleased to announce the following exciting and well-deserved promotions:

Adrienne Cali, AIA, has been promoted to Associate. Adrienne joined the firm in 2014 and has nationally significant experience managing historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects. She recently completed the complex exterior restoration of Harvard Hall, one of Harvard’s oldest buildings, and is currently the project manager for the multi-phase restoration of the Arlington Street Church in Boston. Adrienne is recognized by Preservation Massachusetts as a Next Generation Leader in Historic Preservation.

Christopher Nielson, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP, has been promoted to Associate. Christopher has been with the firm since 2013 and is a leader in high-performance and sustainable design. Christopher was the project architect for the Living-certified R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College and is currently the project manager at the Charles River Speedway adaptive reuse project.

George Gard, AIA, has been promoted to Associate. Since joining Bruner/Cott in 2014, George has worked on a wide range of building types, with careful transformation and conservation of existing architectural resources as a central theme. His recent work includes the transformation of mill buildings into Phase 3 of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), a water tower into an installation by artist James Turrell also on MASS MoCA’s campus, and an affordable housing development in the heart of Cambridge, MA.

Kathryn Bilgen, RA, has been promoted to Associate. Kathryn joined Bruner/Cott in 2015. She is a highly-skilled architect and project manager, leading many of the firm’s multi-family residential projects. Kathryn is currently working on the Portland Foreside Redevelopment, comprising the transformative reuse of masonry buildings within the Portland Company Historic District into a vibrant space for market halls, event space, retail, offices, and more.

LeeAnn Suen, AIA, has been promoted to Architect 2. LeeAnn joined Bruner/Cott in 2017 and quickly established herself as a leader within the firm. She has worked on several complex projects including the transformation of the Smith Campus Center at Harvard University and the adaptive reuse of the historic EMF building at 120 Brookline Street in Cambridge. LeeAnn is also passionate about equity and social justice within the architectural profession and has helped the firm develop internal initiatives and programs geared towards education and action.

Carolyn Creemers, RA, has been promoted to Architect 1. Carolyn started at Bruner/Cott in 2017. In the office, Carolyn leads internal initiatives centered around technology and organizes fun, monthly office-wide contests. Currently, Carolyn is working on a new cadet housing project at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and on the mixed-use Speedway project in Brighton, MA.

Karno Widjaja, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to Architect 1. Karno joined Bruner/Cott in 2017. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant with a strong interest in high performance buildings and systems integration in architectural design. He is a strong asset on several of our project teams including the Frost Terrace and 2072 Mass. Ave affordable housing developments in Cambridge, MA.

Jackie Mignone has been promoted to Emerging Professional 3. Since starting at Bruner/Cott in 2018, Jackie has helped lead several internal volunteer initiatives that directly give back to the profession of architecture, including involvement with DigitalReady. She is currently working on the large-scale renovation of a mid-century apartment complex at 808 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA.

Rima Abousleiman has been promoted to Emerging Professional 3. Rima joined Bruner/Cott in 2018. She is passionate about leveraging her place in the architecture profession to design a just and equitable future for all, with sustainability and social justice at the forefront of her work. Rima is an integral team member on several of Bruner/Cott’s cultural and institutional projects, including the renovation and expansion of the historic Huntington Theatre in Boston, MA.

 

Kern Center Competing for Building of the Year

Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center is up for world-architects’ Building of the Year for 2018! 

Over the course of 2018, world-architects featured over 40 ‘Building of the Week’ project reviews, highlighting a rich mix of architecture projects throughout the United States. Now, world-architects is asking its readers to help crown a ‘Building of the Year’ by voting throughout the month of January for their favorite project.

The Kern Center was featured in April of 2018, after receiving its official Living Building certification, and is competing for the title of Building of the Year.

You can help the Kern Center by visiting the official voting page and casting a vote! Only one vote is accepted per email address, so once you’ve voted be sure to spread the word!

 

Voting ends on Tuesday, January 31st, 2019. The winner will be announced on February 4, 2019.