Architecture

Bruner/Cott Architects' New Principals Are Taking on the Future

The Powerhouse at Amherst College is a gathering space in the historic McKim Mead & White steam plant.
The Powerhouse at Amherst College is a gathering space in the historic McKim Mead & White steam plant.

Among the arts professions, architecture has a relatively unique problem of succession. Choosing the next generation of leaders is also a relatively privileged problem to have, as it means the work is good enough to pass on. Last year’s transfer of Cambridge, Massachusetts–based Bruner/Cott Architects from namesakes Simeon Bruner and Leland Cott to Jason Forney, Jason Jewhurst and Dana Kelly is a case study in mindful succession. As former Bruner/Cott employees, the new co-owners may believe in the studio even more fervently than their mentors.

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