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Four Successful Referendums in April '15

We have been working diligently with the school districts of Port Washington-Saukville, DeForest, Wausau and East Troy to help pass their referendums. To say we share their excitement is an understatement! It is truly gratifying and, most, important, together we can now take the next step toward 21st Century Educational Design, providing the best possible…

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Matt Wolfert Named Milwaukee Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40

Just in case you missed it …. 

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Silver Lake College Dedicates Welcome Center

A celebration was held last week dedicating our latest design at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI: the Ariens Family Welcome Center. Bray’s Higher Education team designed an extensive renovation to an existing entrance that  includes a new lobby area, Starbucks café,  gift shop and a lounge area. Mike and Mimi Ariens’ generous gift helped…

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Recent Projects Awarded

Here are just some of the School Districts, Universities, Municipalities and Corporate clients who have trusted us with recent projects: Higher Education Silver Lake College, Master Plan, Silver Lake, WI Lawrence University Banta Bowl renovations, Appleton, WI Silver Lake College, Welcome Center, Manitowoc,WI UW Sheboygan – Fine Arts Building renovation, Sheboygan, WI UW Sheboygan Engineering…

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UW Baraboo … Steady Rain Doesn't Deter from Groundbreaking in Beautiful Baraboo, WI

We’d love to say it was a beautiful day … yet the steady rain did add a bit of fun to the festivities  with matching umbrellas and rain gear donned by all. Representatives from the City, County, University and Community were on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new and beautifully designed science building…

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Northside Elementary School "Game Changer" for Quality of Education

The City of La Crosse’s much awaited Northside Elementary School open house took place Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, with a special proclamation from the Mayor and loads of kudos from administration, staff, students and parents. “It’s a game-changer for the quality of education we can provide, from small group education, outside environmental education, preschool play…

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Mount Pleasant Earns EPA Energy Star

The Mount Pleasant Village Hall & Police Department is now officially EPA Energy Star certified! Although designed to be capable of obtaining LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification, the Energy Star certification was performed at no cost to the Village using a federal tax credit program. This certification will be maintained for…

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Oaklawn Elementary School Receives LEED Gold Certification

Congratulations to the entire team and most important to the Administration, Staff, Students and Parents of the Oshkosh School District for entrusting us with this important project.

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Ryan Sands, Alan Wold and Kara Dembinski Join Bray Team

We’re so pleased to welcome the talents of Ryan, Alan and Kara. Ryan Sands is a Project Team Leader bringing over six years of experience to the team. Ryan and his family have relocated to Milwaukee from Chicago where Ryan was with the architecture firm of Holabird and Root. He has his BS Architectural Studies,…

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Steve Kuhnen Selected as National Juror for American School and University

Bray’s Director of Design and Principal Steve Kuhnen was selected as a juror for American School & University (ASU) magazine’s Educational Interiors Showcase 2014. For 30 years ASU has been bringing together the leading education administrators and architects to identify outstanding learning environments that can be used as examples for the next generation of education…

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Great Day for a Groundbreaking in Oak Creek

Congratulations to the City of Oak Creek and everyone involved with Drexel Town Square! It was a beautiful day for a groundbreaking and Bray couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a catalytic development. The Bray-designed “heart of Drexel Town Square” civic center includes the Oak Creek City Hall, Library and Fire Station.

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Torch Passed from Bray Family to Matt Wolfert, Steve Kuhnen and Ronet Rodewald

The succession from previous owners, Lawrence C. Bray and Geoffrey J. Bray, AIA, to Matthew D. Wolfert, AIA, LEED AP, President; Stephen J. Kuhnen, AIA, Director of Design; and Ronet Rodewald, Director of Finance, is the culmination of a collaborative plan that has been in place for several years. “It’s an exciting time of growth…