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Employee Spotlight – Ryan Sands

Ryan Sands is an architect and vice president at Bray who focuses on internal team leadership and collaborating with cli...

Employee Spotlight – AJ Zandt

AJ Zandt is the marketing content specialist who shares all the great things happening at Bray through multiple channels...

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Employee Spotlight – Stacy Mleziva

Stacy Mleziva is a senior project specialist. She appreciates that every day is different. She works with teams of varyi...

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Employee Spotlight – Alejandra Valadez

Alejandra Valadez is a senior project coordinator. She helps with nearly every phase of a project, from conceptual desig...

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West De Pere Intermediate School Wins Interior Design Award

The West De Pere Intermediate School received a bronze award in the K-12 education category at the 2022 Design Excellenc...

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Employee Spotlight – Chris Eger

Chris Eger is an architect, project leader, and associate at Bray. His biggest role — and the one he enjoys the most ...

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Survey: Let us know how we’re doing

Take the survey → We’d love to hear feedback about your experience with Bray. We’re always looking for way...

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Employee Spotlight – Stephen Kuhnen

Stephen Kuhnen is a principal and director of design at Bray. He is primarily involved in early design work, including c...

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Employee Spotlight – Angelo Menghe

Angelo Menghe is a senior marketing designer. He supports the firm’s graphic design needs, including branding initiati...

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Facility Assessments: The First Step for Your Building Project – Video

Facility assessments are a critical part of any school or civic construction project. Join us as we explain what they ar...

An exterior rendering of the new Vel Phillips Middle School in Oshkosh, WI

Facility Assessments: The First Step for Your Building Project – Part 3

Part 3: The Facility Assessment Process Facility assessments are one of the key services we provide at Bray. We have yea...

Exterior Rendering of Neenah High School Main Entry designed by Bray Architects

Facility Assessments: The First Step for Your Building Project – Part 2

Part 2: Why Are Facility Assessments Important? Facility assessments are important because they’re the starting point ...

Horicon Elementary School addition and graphics designed by Bray Architects

Facility Assessments: The First Step for Your Building Project – Part 1

Part 1: What Is a Facility Assessment? Facility assessments are a critical first step in your district or municipality&#...

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Employee Spotlight – Jennifer Doering

Jennifer Doering is an interior designer who’s currently working on the Sun Prairie and Neenah School District project...

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Employee Spotlight – Allison Mastel

Allison Mastel is a project leader and architect. Each day looks a little different as she handles all the moving pieces...

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Employee Spotlight – Scott Starks

Scott Starks is a senior project specialist who is currently working on the Oshkosh School District projects, Whitefish ...

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Employee Spotlight – Tim Kollar

Tim Kollar is a senior project specialist who is currently working on the Kohler School District renovations, new sports...

West De Pere Intermediate School Honored as Top Project of 2021

We’re excited to announce that The Daily Reporter has selected West De Pere Intermediate School as a Top Project o...

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Employee Spotlight – Shari Sandler

Shari is an interior designer on Bray’s special projects team. Her current jobs include Beyond Vision, Whitefish B...

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At a glance: Bray 2021 Annual Report

In a year of change, Bray Architects continued to grow. Our focus on building trust with our clients led to creative and...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

  In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women In Construction Week, we’re proud to recognize the ...

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Low-cost, High-Impact Accessible Design Solutions

It is possible to achieve your accessibility goals on a limited budget. In this 90-second video, we’ll highlight three...

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Accessible Design: Beyond Vision’s VisABILITY Center – Part 3

Part 3: Accessible Design in Action Beyond Vision’s new VisABILITY Center is a case study in accessible design. ...

Chris Downey giving his TED Talk titled, “Design with the Blind in Mind.”

Accessible Design: Beyond Vision’s VisABILITY Center – Part 2

Part 2: Collaborating with Architect Chris Downey Innovative projects take teamwork. As they planned for the VisABILITY ...

An exterior rendering of Beyond Vision's VisABILITY Center.

Accessible Design: Beyond Vision’s VisABILITY Center – Part 1

Part 1: On a Mission for Accessible Spaces Accessible design was the mission for Bray in creating a new, 130,000-square-...

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Employee Spotlight – Nate Stark

Nate Stark is an architect who is currently working on Sevastopol School District projects as well as the Kohler School ...

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Employee Spotlight – Nathan Derks

Nathan is a project specialist who is currently working on the Whitefish Bay library renovation, Westby School District,...

SDW Projects Featured in Waukesha Neighbors Magazine

We’re always excited for our clients when their projects receive recognition! The School District of Waukesha rece...

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Employee Spotlight – Jeff Peck

Jeff Peck is an architect and delivery team leader. He heads all of Bray’s projects with the Neenah Joint School D...

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Video – Educational Visioning

We’re wrapping up our Understanding Educational Visioning series with a short video that provides a glimpse into the p...

Friendship Learning Center Library Entrance with Built shelving that spells "Story Land" designed by Bray Architects

Understanding Educational Visioning – Part 4: Pedagogy

This is the final post in our four-part series looking at educational visioning and its role in the school design proces...

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Understanding Educational Visioning – Part 3: Identity

This is the third of a four-part series looking at educational visioning and its role in the school design process.  Re...

Understanding Educational Visioning – Part 2: Architecture

This is the second of a four-part series examining an important part of the school design process. Read part one. Archit...

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Understanding Educational Visioning – Part 1: What Is It?

This is the first of a four-part series examining an important part of the school design process. Bray works with a lot ...

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Thank you, Doug Skinner!

We’d like to extend a big thank you and congratulations to Doug Skinner on his retirement! Doug is hanging up his ...

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Employee Spotlight – Nate Considine

Nate Considine is an architect and delivery team leader for the Winnebago Delivery Team. Every day looks a little differ...

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Employee Spotlight – Kate Egan

Kate Egan is a design specialist and architect who focuses on educational planning. She supports districts through their...

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Employee Spotlight – Miranda Hassler

Miranda Hassler is a project coordinator on the pre-design team. In this role, she focuses on pre-referendum work for sc...

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Employee Spotlight – Luann Nevius

Luann Nevius is the architectural project contract administrator. In this role, she writes contracts for all of BrayR...

Employee Spotlight – Michael Risselada

Michael Risselada is an architect specializing in construction administration and is responsible for reviewing projects ...

Employee Spotlight – Kevin Raymer

Kevin Raymer is the interior design coordinator at Bray. In this role, he assists the interior design team with their da...

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Celebrating Bray’s 2021 Daily Reporter Features

There was a lot for Bray Architects to be proud of in 2021. Among our achievements were numerous features in the Daily R...

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Construction Wraps Up for School District of Waukesha Projects

If you’re familiar with the School District of Waukesha, you’ll have seen exciting changes to many of their ...

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Advocating for A4LE

Raising Awareness of an Important Organization for Educational Space Planning Four team members from Bray Architects att...

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Happy Holidays from Bray

We are honored and grateful to have an amazing network of team members, partners, clients, and neighbors who support our...

Get an ‘Edge’ with Sustainability

Spotlight on Forest Edge Elementary School The new Forest Edge Elementary School is an innovative K-6 school in Fitchbur...

Employee Spotlight – Jordan O’Connor

Jordan O’Connor is a project leader and architect currently working on the Black River Falls and Neenah High Schoo...

Employee Spotlight – Andrew Kerr

Andrew Kerr is a delivery team leader and architect at Bray. He is responsible for managing several projects, including ...

Employee Spotlight – Mark Miller

Mark Miller is a project architect with Bray’s special projects team. He is currently working on the Beyond Vision int...

Employee Spotlight – Maria Welch

Maria Welch is an architect who helps project delivery teams develop a design concept for K-12 educational projects and ...

Employee Spotlight – John Mahon

John Mahon is an architect and delivery team leader for Bray’s special projects team. Formerly a partner at BHMM in th...

Employee Spotlight – Nathan Bassett

Nathan Bassett is the building information modeling (BIM) manager, who ensures that Bray’s BIM software is running smo...

Employee Spotlight – Maren Burg

Maren Burg is an architect currently working on the new middle and elementary schools in the Oshkosh School District. S...

Celebrating National STEM/STEAM Day: Four Takeaways from Bray’s Experience

To celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day, we wanted to share insight from our years of experience designing these important ...

Employee Spotlight – Michael Spector

Michael Spector is an architect at Bray currently working on the Black River Falls, Beyond Vision, St. Mary’s Catholic...

Bray Architects Design Marks Largest Net Zero Verified Education Project in U.S.

Forest Edge Elementary School in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, has become the largest net zero verified education project in the...

Employee Spotlight – Kyle Downing

Kyle Downing is a project specialist currently working on the Oshkosh School District projects. He’s always had a fasc...

Daily Reporter honors Ellen Del Vecchio + Stephanie Vierling as 2021 Newsmakers

We're thrilled that The Daily Reporter honored Bray team members Ellen Del Vecchio and Stephanie Vierling as 2021 Newsma...

Employee Spotlight – Andrea Stephan

Andrea Stephan is a specification writer who leads the development of building product specifications and coordinates th...

Top projects, x5: Daily Reporter honors Bray’s work for 2020

Our firm doesn’t work on education architecture projects for the awards, but you have to admit – earning a littl...

Employee Spotlight – Mary Biwer

Mary Biwer is an interior designer currently working on our New Glarus, Kohler, Columbus, and McFarland projects. Before...

Employee Spotlight – Kyle Hoard

Kyle Hoard is an environmental graphic designer working on multiple different projects including Waukesha School Distric...

Employee Spotlight – Nico Sanchez

Nico Sanchez is a project leader and architect working on the new Neenah High School project. Though he’s spent most o...

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Kate Egan Named 2021 Women in Construction Honoree by the Daily Reporter

We’re excited to share that the Daily Reporter has selected Kate Egan, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, EDAC as a 2021 Women in C...

Employee Spotlight – Mindy Schalinske

Mindy Schalinske is our Senior Marketing Designer, focused on internal branding and client referendum design. She loves ...

Employee Spotlight – Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson is a Project Specialist currently working on Oshkosh Middle School. He loves that his “back-of-the-house...

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Mixed-use Safety Facilities: Combining Departments Under One Roof

A shared public safety facility, housing multiple public-serving departments under one roof, can create logistic efficie...

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Firm Growth Fuels New Hires and Promotions

MILWAUKEE, Thursday, June 24, 2021 – Bray Architects announced on Thursday two key new hires and four recent prom...

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The Salvation Army of Oshkosh Groundbreaking Ceremony

We were excited to join The Salvation Army of Oshkosh, WI, as they hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 3,...

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Considerations for Your Historic Preservation Project

Preserving history for a local community is often an important priority for many of the clients we work with. It is also...

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Building a Sustainable Future: How to Get Started

Here at Bray, we are committed to building a sustainable future and achieving sustainability goals for all of our client...

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Bray Architects Project Achieves Historic Preservation Certification in Iowa

Owners of the historic Phillip Worley House and Hibernia Hall recently completed the three-part federal approval process...

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Celebrating Your School Community Through Architecture

We have all heard, “it takes a village to raise a child.” For a school, it takes a village to provide a well-rounded...

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Allison Mastel + Fred Noble Recognized by The Daily Reporter in 2021 Icon of Construction and Rising Young Professional Awards

We are proud to share that The Daily Reporter has recognized Allison Mastel, Architect, and Fred Noble, Construction Adm...

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Five Tips for Engaging Your Community – Now, and in the Future

School districts are an integral part of the communities they serve. In fact, many would say that they are the heart of ...

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Environmental Branding – Is There an ROI for Schools?

After design plans are finished and furniture selections are underway, schools are often left to consider, whether to in...

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Mount Horeb Public Safety Building Wins Silver Firehouse 2020 Station Design Awards

We are excited to share that the Mount Horeb Public Safety Building has won the Silver Award for Shared Facilities in th...

Intersect Case Study Forest Edge Elementary for Bray Architects

INTERSECT Case Study: Forest Edge Elementary School

The sixth case study in INTERSECT Volume I takes a closer look at Forest Edge Elementary School. This unique net-zero ca...

Port Washington High School Case Study

INTERSECT Case Study: Port Washington High School

The fifth case study in INTERSECT Volume I delves into Port Washington High School. In this three-phased project, learni...

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Newsmakers of the Year Recognizes Bray Architects + Ali Nolan

Architect of the Year We are honored to be one of two firms to be named “Architect of the Year” in the 2020 Newsmake...

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INTERSECT Case Study: Little Prairie Primary School

The fourth case study in INTERSECT Volume I explores Little Prairie Primary School. The unifying design concepts through...

2020 Focus on Energy Award to Bray Architects

2020 Focus on Energy New Construction Trade Ally Awards

Bray Architects is honored to be a recipient of the 2020 Focus on Energy New Construction Trade Ally Award in two catego...

Intersect Case Study Beloit Turner Elementary School for Bray Architects

INTERSECT Case Study: Beloit Turner Elementary School

The third case study in INTERSECT Volume I explores Beloit Turner Elementary School. Here, grade levels are paired into...

Muskego Lakes Middle School Case Study

INTERSECT Case Study: Muskego Lakes Middle School

The second case study in INTERSECT Volume I explores Muskego Lakes Middle School. In this building, each of the four gra...

Intersect Case Study for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School at Bray Architects

INTERSECT Case Study: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

The first case study in INTERSECT Volume I explores Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which was designed to reflect the sc...

INTERSECT Volume I

INTERSECT Volume I

INTERSECT Volume I, Classrooms: Where Pedagogy Meets Architecture examines six of our K-12 projects. The document explor...

Project Spotlight: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Project Spotlight: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

While summer days become shorter, students of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School eagerly await the grand opening of their new...

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Learning Beyond the Pandemic

“I hate virtual learning!” Those are not exactly the words you want to hear from your 10-year-old daughter as your c...

Celebrating Our Creativity

A Culture of Creativity

For architects and designers, creativity comes with the job. Each day Bray employees work together to create innovative ...

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2020 INTERSECT Scholarship Awarded to Kalle Kutschera

Bray has awarded its 2020 INTERSECT Scholarship to Kalle Kutschera. Kalle is finishing up his first year as a University...

Educational + Municipal Design Excellence Recognizes Bray Architect Projects

Educational + Municipal Design Excellence Recognizes Bray Architects

We are thrilled to announce that three Wisconsin organizations have recognized our firm for design excellence, with thre...

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Thank you, Terry Berkovitz!

When one thinks of what it means to be loyal, the following may come to mind: dedicated, dependable and trustworthy. Her...

2020 Icon of Construction and Rising Young Professional Awards

Matt Wolfert + Maria Welch Recognized by The Daily Reporter in 2020 Icon of Construction and Rising Young Professional Awards

We are proud to share that The Daily Reporter has recognized Matt Wolfert, President, and Maria Welch, Senior Project Sp...

Bray Architects Acquires BHMM

Bray Architects Acquires BHMM to Strengthen Midwest Presence

Bray Architects recently acquired Bracke.Hayes.Miller.Mahon (BHMM), an architectural design and planning firm, based in ...