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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 are and why they’re important. We’ll also provide insight into Bray’s trusted approach to helping clients make the most informed decisions while planning their new buildings. Be sure to check out our other posts in…

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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 years of experience helping districts and municipalities like yours prepare studies so that you can make informed decisions as you plan your building projects. We’ve honed our facility assessment process to provide clients with a…

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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 for your future building project. They will help you answer three important questions: What does my district or municipality already have? What’s worth investing in? How do we move forward? How will they help me? Having a study document…

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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’s planning efforts. As you start to plan for your new facilities, it’s important to understand what you already have. A facility assessment will help your stakeholders – and your architect’s design team – decide how to…

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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 projects. Every day is a little different for Jennifer – from leading client kick-off meetings to attending the walkthrough of the finished project, she enjoys the variety of her job. What doesn’t change is her dedication to helping…

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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 Bay School District Library projects, and Wrightstown Elementary School. His day-to-day responsibilities include working with the project team to develop a design vision, preparing client presentations, making construction documents, and managing the construction process. Over his 25-year…

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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 facility, and public/school library addition. His day-to-day responsibilities include preparing construction documents, attending client meetings, and coordinating engineer consultants. When asked what he enjoys most about his role at Bray, the answer is easy: working on…

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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 of 2021! This innovative school for fifth- and sixth-grade students advances our mission to design lasting solutions that shape lives and communities for the better. Bray looked to the city of De Pere’s layout to influence…

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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 innovative solutions for the communities we served in 2021. At the same time, we helped navigate new challenges faced by school districts, local governments, and industry partners. Our 2021 Annual Report sketches out…

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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 33 talented women who share their passion and expertise at Bray every day!

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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 of the low-cost, high-impact accessible design solutions we developed for Beyond Vision’s VisABILITY Center.  Be sure to check out the other posts in this series, which take a closer look at the project and our collaboration…

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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. Bray’s interior design team carefully selected materials and finishes to maximize the tactile response for the center’s low-vision and vision-impaired employees and visitors. As part of the research process, Beyond Vision shared a pair of goggles with…