130 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
Bruner/Cott Architects was founded 43 years ago with a commitment to design excellence and the conviction that thoughtful architecture extends beyond the borders of site and transforms communities, enhances quality of life, and catalyzes urban vitality. We are a 35-person studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our leadership team brings a broad, integrated perspective to design, giving depth in each practice area.
We believe the most effective design solutions derive from a creative interpretation of place, culture, and program, and we see architecture as a site-specific art rather than an imposed style, thoughtfully considering each project within the context of mission and community.
As pioneers in adaptive reuse, we recognize the character and value of existing structures and understand that sustainable design extends beyond the boundaries of a single building. Whether new construction, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, or large-scale planning, we make buildings that communicate with their surroundings – each with its own identity.
Our practice serves cultural, educational, and commercial clients nationally. Our design philosophy is inclusive in approach and collaborative in nature. Project success is supported by clear communication with our clients and function and form meet to create buildings that are beautiful, sustainably built, and integrated with their surroundings.
– MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA, 2017
– Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2015
– R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA, 2016
– School of Law at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, 2015
– The Powerhouse at Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA, 2014
Works in Progress
– The Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA, USA
– Smith Campus Center at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
– The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, ME, USA
– The Swift Factory, Hartford, CT, USA
– Somerville Art Farm, Somerville, MA, USA
Project selected for Archmarathon: MASS MoCA