Jason Forney Elected to BSA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Jason Forney, FAIA, for being elected to the 2024 BSA/AIA Board of Directors!

Jason joins five other design professionals who were elected to govern, set direction, ensure resources, and provide oversight to the BSA organization.

Jason has been a BSA member since 2002 and believes that design wields the power to inspire, address pressing global challenges, and drive positive change. He fully supports the BSA’s commitment to tackling issues of equity and sustainability within the built environment and is excited to use his time and expertise on the BSA Board to propel ongoing progress.

Read more about the 2024 BSA Board of Directors here. 

Meet our Co-Ops: Amy & Allison

We’re extremely lucky to have TWO talented co-ops joining us this semester from Northeastern University – Amy McAllister and Allison Leacu.

Allison is a fourth-year Architecture & Design Student from Northeastern University, concentrating in Graphic and Information Design. She’s currently working on an adaptive reuse project at Wesleyan University and on the Crocker Cow Barn for Mass Audubon in Princeton, MA. Allison is interested in taking an active role in mitigating the effects of climate change through design and was drawn to the sustainable focus that carries across Bruner/Cott’s work and the firm’s collaborative approach.

Jason Forney Named to AIA CAE Advisory Group

B/C Partner + Principal, Jason Forney, FAIA, has been named to the National AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) Advisory Group for a 5-year team, including one term as chair!

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) aims to foster innovation in the design of educational facilities through collaboration and heighten public awareness on the importance of environments for education.

The CAE convenes architects, designers and allied professionals for interdisciplinary work: How to design, build and use educational, cultural and recreational facilities to meet the needs of students of all ages.

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.

Julian Phillips Elected to BSA Membership Committee

We are thrilled to congratulate Julian Phillips, NOMA, on his election to the BSA Membership Committee!

The Membership Committee focuses on the diverse concerns of the BSA/AIA membership: gauging interest, advising on issues and generating ideas that foster professional growth. The nine elected members of this committee serve as membership ambassadors to the building-industry community.

“Expanding upon the current role of membership by introducing architecture students to the BSA and connecting emerging professionals with firm leaders, I believe the BSA can become a conduit for students and aspiring architects to learn and grow from exposure and access to firms and leaders in the architecture profession. A strong peer network is valuable to growing the Boston architecture profession.”
– Candidate statement

The 2022 BSA Elections took place from October 5 to November 2. With all the votes counted, the winners have been elected to the 2022 BSA Board of Directors and governance committees. As BSA leaders, these individuals will serve as bellwethers for the architecture & design community in Boston at this pivotal time for the city.

Julian joined Bruner/Cott as a designer in August 2021 and has been working on several of the firm’s preservation projects, including the Arlington Street Church, Hope Central Church, and the Blackstone Steam Plant at Harvard University. He is active in a variety of local and national industry organizations such as the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and its Boston Chapter, BosNOMA, where he serves as Executive Secretary and program coordinator for Project Pipeline 2021. He is also a Young Advisor Board Member for the Boston Preservation Alliance, a Fenway Community Advisory Committee CAC member, Youth Programs Instructor for the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and a 2021 BSA Unbuilt Architecture Design Award jury member.

Congratulations, Julian! We cannot wait to see what you accomplish during your term!

New Staff Licensure: Jackie Mignone

Congratulations to Bruner/Cott’s newest licensed architect, Jackie Mignone, AIA!

Jackie joined Bruner/Cott as a designer in 2018 after earning her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. She is most inspired by mission-driven projects that give back to their communities and was a driving force behind the firm’s commitment to Public Architecture’s 1+ initiative. Currently, Jackie is working on the firm’s first 1+ pro-bono project, a fit-out for a branch of the Hartford Public Library at the recently completed Swift Factory. She is also an integral team member at 808 Memorial Drive, where the firm is performing an occupied renovation of a massive, 70s era affordable housing complex in Cambridge, MA.

As an emerging leader within the firm, Jackie coordinates volunteer and mentorship opportunities for the staff with local organizations such as DigitalReady and the Boston Society of Architects, and is an active leader within the firm’s internal Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives and working group.

Congratulations, Jackie!