Author: AJ Zandt

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Thank you, Fred Noble!

After 40 years in the industry, Fred Noble, construction administrator extraordinaire, is retiring. He is widely accepted within Wisconsin’s construction community as one of the best architectural on-site representatives. He has worked in the A/E/C industry for more than four decades, including 33 years with Bray. As the man behind the curtain, Fred makes sure…

Ryan Ferguson is celebrating his 5-year work anniversary with Bray
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Bray Spotlights – Ryan Ferguson

Bray is fortunate to have an incredibly talented team with diverse skills and backgrounds – including Ryan Ferguson, a project specialist who is celebrating five years with us! We took a quick break to congratulate Ryan and ask him a few questions about his last five years with us. What have you learned since joining…

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K-12 School Offices: The Front Door to Supportive Learning Environments – Part 3

Flexible Spaces and Shared Resources Many schools operate on finite budgets, so it’s important to find solutions that maximize a school’s limited space and resources. These are some of the innovative ways in which we have helped schools create adaptable spaces that serve all users. Extracurricular Learning Spaces We’ve partnered with school districts to create…

Ample storage and accessible counter space give the updated Coleman High School reception area a welcoming atmosphere for students and visitors
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K-12 School Offices: The Front Door to Supportive Learning Environments – Part 2

Building Relationships and Creating Safe Spaces Beyond supporting the logistical functions of a school, the office plays a significant role in supporting students’ health and safety. Here are some ways that offices can be nurturing environments that also foster positive relationships among students and school professionals. Support Positive Student and Staff Relationships “It’s important that…

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K-12 School Offices: The Front Door to Supportive Learning Environments – Part 1

As leaders in K-12 school design, we have witnessed how important offices are to the long-term success of a school. They are the school’s heart, providing critical resources for students, staff, and the community. We connected with Kate Egan, an architect and design specialist at Bray, to help us identify some of the most important…

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Employee Spotlight – Britani Tuchscherer

Britani Tuchscherer is a senior project coordinator on Bray’s pre-design team. In her role, Britani helps implement facility studies, which are an overall assessment of a school district’s buildings. She also works on conceptual designs to help them visualize what could be possible in their buildings. These are important first steps for the district and…

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Employee Spotlight – Zachary Barber

Zachary Barber is a senior project coordinator who is currently working on the combined middle and high school renovation project for Wild Rose School District. He spends much of his day using Autodesk Revit, building the project’s 3D model, drawing details, creating renderings, and coordinating model components between the architectural and interior design teams and…

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Employee Spotlight – Stephanie Vierling

Stephanie Vierling is an associate and Bray’s interior design manager. She has many day-to-day responsibilities, but if she had to choose one word to summarize her role it would be “navigator.” This is a fitting description based on how Stephanie and her team approach their work with clients. “Early on in our conversations with the…

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Employee Spotlight – Michael Muchmore

Michael Muchmore is a project specialist who is currently working on a new elementary school with the New Glarus School District. Day-to-day, Michael creates construction documents and coordinates with the project’s consulting engineers. He also attends client meets and helps them research the right materials for their building. Michael appreciates the opportunity to work on…