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Summer & Fall Groundbreakings/Dedications!

It has been an exciting few months at Bray, standing beside our partners as they break ground on and celebrate some wonderful projects! We are very proud of the hard work our team has put forth to help our clients actualize their visions. Congrats to all of our clients – we hope you love your…

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New Schools Open in Racine

It was a beautiful day at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Gilbert Knapp Elementary School last Thursday! Knapp, along with Olympia Brown Elementary and Glifford Elementary in Racine are now open and ready to welcome students and teachers for the 2016-17 school year. We are so excited for our partners at the Racine…

Bray Milwaukee Office in Walker's Point Neighborhood
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Home Sweet Walker's Point!

After months of preparation, we are truly thrilled to be settled into our new office in the Walker’s Point neighborhood. The design of our space, an adaptive re-use of a manufacturing building built in 1919, combines existing historic elements with an open and highly collaborative sensibility. Its current iteration honors Milwaukee’s industrial past, complete with…

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Bray Teams with UWM SARUP on Studio Project

Several Bray architects provided support and resources to Architecture 420, an undergrad design studio at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP). The studio focused on the design of a fictional K-8 school at Kern Park in Riverwest. Bray Associate Mike Hacker lectured on Concepts of Educational Design and several Bray…

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Five Successful Referendums = Five Happy School Districts

Congratulations to the school districts and communities of Hudson, Mishicot, Mukwonago, Muskego-Norway and Winneconnie on their successful school referendums. Within varying timelines, Bray has assisted our partners, working with district administrations, school boards and community-member-led planning committees, some for up to two years, to get to this point. Our architects have helped each create a…

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Spring groundbreakings in full swing at Bray!

What an eventful spring here at Bray! It has been a pleasure to stand beside our partners as they break ground on some fantastic projects: Madison Country Day School, Waunakee, WI: Academic Addition Sheboygan North High School, Sheboygan, WI: Technical Education Addition Windsor Elementary, DeForest, WI: Addition and Renovation Eagle Point Elementary School, DeForest, WI:…

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Kromrey Middle School Wins GOLD at ASID Wisconsin Design Excellence Awards

We are excited and honored to have received GOLD, the highest award given in the Education category, at the 40th Annual ASID Wisconsin Design Excellence Awards. Along with our partners at the District and the greater design team, we could not be more proud of Kromrey, a true state-of-the-art 21st Century school that embraces non-traditional…

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Slinger and Oostburg School Districts Pass Referendums

Congratulations to Slinger and Oostburg School Districts for garnering the public support needed to pass their referendums. We are a proud partner to both districts and together we’ve worked diligently,  devising the best design solutions for their communities and creating communication strategies that, we are very happy to report, effectively informed their citizens. Exciting times ahead…

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School Officials Awed by Plans for Port High

Any headline using the word “Awed” in reference to a Bray project is worth sharing! Check out this great article about the progress of Port Washington High School for the Port Washington-Saukville School District. We are honored to partner with the District, very proud of our work together and can’t wait until groundbreaking! Here’s a…

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The Real VIPs Break Ground in Wausau

Riverview Elementary School VIPs broke ground for the addition to their new elementary school in late November, as did the VIPs of Jefferson Elementary, pictured below. In fact, the District held groundbreakings for additions and renovations to SIX schools on the same day, all possible as a result of a successful $29,565,000 referendum in April…

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SAY WHAT?! 15 Groundbreakings and Dedications in under Three Months?!

Yes, it has been exciting time as we help our clients celebrate the fruits of all of our labors. We are proud to share the great work we’ve been up to. Thanks to our wonderful clients who have entrusted us to help actualize their visions. Here’s the list: GroundbreakingsBlack River Falls Elementary, Black River Falls,…

Kromery Middle School Library designed by Bray Architects
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Kromrey Opening "Everything and More…"

It’s hard to put into words our pride in this project. Our relationships with everyone involved, from the School Board member to the ten-year-old “furniture consultant” have been so rewarding, and all toward such meaningful outcomes. Perhaps one of the best testaments we’ve heard about this project is from a teacher, who shared, unsolicited, “My…