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Holiday greetings from Bray Architects

Whether we’re building a partnership or designing a building together, our work isn’t possible without you. Everything we achieve takes teamwork, both within our firm and across the organizations and people we work with. This holiday season, the visions that dance in our heads are of the inspiring, community-driven spaces we’ll create together in the…

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Innovators of the Year: Bray Architects

We are honored that The Daily Reporter selected us as Innovators of the Year for their 2022 Newsmakers awards. And we’re particularly proud of the projects and initiatives that helped us earn this distinction. From The Daily Reporter: For nearly 60 years, Bray Architects has been an innovator in educational and civic design. The firm…

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Technology and partnerships advance net zero buildings

Technology advances can get more buildings to net zero, and partnerships are key to their success Recent advances in green technology are fueling a drive for more buildings to get to net zero – a standard that means it’s producing enough energy to meet its own annual energy needs. It’s a concept that’s getting more…

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A new logo + website for Bray Architects

We are grateful for the connections we’ve created with hundreds of communities and thousands of individuals over the past 60 years. Bray is a growing firm with an unwavering focus on helping our clients. Our mission is to find solutions that shape your community for the better. We’re proud to unveil our new logo and…

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Employee Spotlight – Mark Roeder

As a project specialist, Mark Roeder is involved in several project phases, from schematic design through construction documents. He also helps with construction administration tasks as needed. He has recently worked on the new Sun Prairie and Neenah high schools and is about to begin projects with the Muskego-Norway and Ladysmith school districts. Mark enjoys the variety…

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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 clients through all project phases, including their master planning and pre-referendum initiatives. He has recently led projects with the Sun Prairie Area School District and Neenah Joint School District, among others that are in the early stages of…

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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 varying sizes on everything from schematic design to construction administration. She also works closely with Bray’s clients and consulting engineers, at times coordinating with 30 or more people. One of the things Stacy likes most about…

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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 Excellence Awards hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Bray’s interior design team infused each learning area of this fifth- and sixth-grade school with engaging details. Colorful, trapezoid-shaped carpeting insets…

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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 — is leading his team. “I love helping the younger employees learn and grow in their positions,” he says. “I’ve been practicing architecture for over 20 years, and I’ve benefitted from mentors who’ve…

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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 ways we can better serve our clients, their communities, our partners, and more. Please take our brief, four-minute survey and let us know how we’re doing. Our firm strives to connect with the people we work with,…

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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 conceptual design and visualization, space programming, and master planning. “I help clients get their projects off the ground,” he says. As Stephen puts it, “I came into architecture through the back door.” After graduating from…

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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 initiatives and the development of marketing collateral. In the months leading up to referendums, he helps Bray’s school district clients develop marketing materials for their communities. He also assists the architectural teams with layouts of drawings, standard forms, and…