Bruner/Cott & Associates

American Institute of Architects National Honor Award for Design
– 2000 MASS MoCA, 1997 Harvard Memorial Hall
2017 American Institute of Architects COTE Top Ten Award – R.W. Kern Center,
Hampshire College
2017 The Architect’s Newspaper Building of the Year: Northeast – MASS MoCA
2017 DOCOMOMO Modernism in America Citation of Merit – Boston University School of Law



Building Design + Construction BD+CU Editorial Series


Living Building Challenge – BD+CU September 2016 Net Zero Energy Design



Croxton Collaborative Architects: Sustainability – BD+CU May 2017 Deep Energy Retrofits

Leers Weinzapfel Associates: Academic – BD+CU September 2017 4 Big Issues in Higher Ed Design




explore and develop a high-impact editorial platform allowing multiple clients  to showcase design thought leadership to targeted audiences across key practice sectors



the BD+CU series, launched with a feature on Bruner/Cott’s R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College–one of America’s few Living Buildings–proffered valuable marketing and teaching tools


participating firms have leveraged the multi-page pieces and their content for project proposals, presentations/lectures, website posts, and social media


offering multiple bylines, the pieces were written by firm staff members at all levels; sponsors did not control content


“Debra is a vital member of the Bruner/Cott team, strategic, pro-active, and solution-driven. Her website, social media, and marketing acumen along with her PR and journalistic sensibilities are strong assets to the firm.”

—Leland Cott, FAIA, LEED, Founding Principal Emeritus


Photos: R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College ©Robert Benson