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2023 year in review

As another successful year is wrapping up, we’re reflecting on all of this year’s accomplishments and looking forward to a strong start in 2024. Join us in revisiting our highlights throughout 2023 — a journey marked by growth, innovation, and determination. We are proud of each facility we transform and having it recognized within the…

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Employee Spotlight – Kari Uhlenkamp

Kari Uhlenkamp, an architect in our Davenport, Iowa office, is celebrating one year with us. She leads and manages the projects through all phases. Currently, she’s designing Sudlow Middle School (Davenport Community Schools) and Bettendorf Community School District’s Alternative High School – Edison Academy. Growing up in a family of engineers, solving problems and building…

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Employee Spotlight – Joe Lopera

Joe Lopera, a construction administration representative, handles various responsibilities, including reviewing submittals, conducting field observations, and managing punch lists. Initially pursuing engineering in college, Joe shifted to architecture as emerging technologies like CAD (computer-aided technology) were discovered. “I fell in love with technology and the vast opportunities that came with architecture,” he shares. Joe enjoys…

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Employee Spotlight – Joe Frisch

Joe Frisch is a project coordinator at Bray and works on all phases of design, from predesign through construction documents. He is currently working on Oconomowoc High School as extensive work will be done to the facility.  From an early age, Joe’s passion for architecture was apparent. He remembers attending various architectural camps, specifically one…

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Employee Spotlight – Kylie Arett

Kylie Arett, a key member of the interior design team, engages in all facets of interior design for our clients. Whether meeting with clients, facilitating user focus groups, making furniture selections, or working on construction documents, she transforms clients’ visions into reality through thoughtful design. Currently, she’s working on projects with our Iowa team –…

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happy holidays

You made this year even brighter — Thank you! This holiday season, we want to express our gratitude for your trust and support; it has been instrumental in making 2023 a successful and inspiring chapter for us. We look forward to creating more innovative spaces together in the coming year!

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Rising Star in the Industry

We are excited to announce that Nathan Derks, AIA, project leader and architect at Bray Architects received a Rising Young Professional of the Year award from The Daily Reporter. Nathan keeps pushing the limits for young architects and is a true rising star within the industry. Starting his career as a senior project coordinator at…

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Employee Spotlight – Josie May

Josie May is the proposal and communication coordinator and is responsible for the coordination and creation of proposals. She also works on coordinating and creating interview documents (that occurs after we have been shortlisted and chosen for an interview by the client). Switching to the communications field in college after starting on a pre-med track,…

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Moving + Shaping Bray

We are thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotions of our exceptional team members and welcome several recent graduates to our team as well as welcome back a former employee. This summer, we welcomed seven recent graduates from the following universities: Iowa State University, UW-Madison, and UW-Milwaukee. We also welcomed back Marcel Franz as project specialist.…

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Employee Spotlight – John Everitt

John Everitt is a project coordinator and is currently working on the North Fond du Lac (NFDL) School District project. John works on the predesign phase for many projects and recently expanded his workload on the NFDL project to include construction documents and design work. The architecture field was a decision he made in high…

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Bray Spotlight – Stephanie Vierling

Our incredible team has exceptional talent with diverse skills and backgrounds – including Stephanie Vierling, interior design manager who brings her creative touch to every project! We took a break to ask Stephanie some questions about her past five years with us. What do you like most about Bray? I enjoy design charrettes that bring…

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Bray Spotlight – Austin Schroeder

Our incredible team has exceptional talent with diverse skills and backgrounds – including Austin Schroeder, senior project coordinator who is celebrating five years with us! We took a break to ask Austin some questions about his past five years.   Over the course of 5 years at Bray, what have you learned? I’ve learned the…