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Will Bruder + Partners To Form 2 Independent Firms

Effective July 1, the partners of architectural firm Will Bruder + Partners will form two independent firms with diverse architectural offerings.

After a 17-year history working together to build successful and landmark projects, this amicable separation reflects a natural evolution of individual and collective goals relating to firm size, design methodology and management. The separate entities will maintain their commitment to all existing contracts and all employees will be offered positions in the new firms.

Firm founder Will Bruder, AIA, will lead WILL BRUDER ARCHITECTS from new offices in the NCG Building, 4200 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

WILL BRUDER ARCHITECTS will extend the hands-on approach of Bruder’s 30-plus year career as an architect and educator dedicated to creating uniquely contemporary architectural environments in celebration of people and place. The firm’s work will include residential, repurposing, civic/cultural/educational buildings as well as mixed-use urban in-fill, master-planning and interiors with a focus on making cities more livable.

The existing practice of Will Bruder + Partners will re-brand as WORKSBUREAU, under the direction of Rob Gaspard AIA, Richard Jensen AIA and Ben Nesbeitt. WORKSBUREAU will remain at its current location at 2524 N. 24th St., Phoenix, focusing on expanding its dynamic collaborative approach through a broad range of architectural services for diverse projects regionally, nationally and internationally.

Known for innovation through a process of thoughtful inquiry, the firm will continue to develop purposeful and evocative contributions to the urban fabric.

“We are proud of the work we’ve completed together over the years. Our team is excited for this opportunity to continue our legacy of excellence in the design of thoughtfully considered environments with an inclusive approach,” Gaspard said.

“Our collective intent during this process has been to ensure a smooth transition allowing each firm to move independently and amicably toward future success. We are confident that we have achieved that goal,” Bruder said.

For information about WILL BRUDER ARCHITECTS LLC visit www.willbruderarchitects.com or call (602) 312-7399.

For information about WORKSBUREAU, visit www.worksbureau.com or call (602) 324 6000.


'Canstruction' 2012 Aims to Demolish Hunger

Competing teams of architectural, engineering and construction firms will both showcase their talents and feed the hungry when the CANstruction ® 2012 competition and judging takes place March 31 through April 7 at its new home, the Phoenix Convention Center’s West Building, 1003 N. 3rd St.

Now in its sixth year, the CANstruction competition will again benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and will be hosted by The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Arizona chapter, under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration (SDA). The event has become one of the largest single-event donations for the Food Bank, with more than 56,000 cans used to construct incredibly imaginative designs last year, with all the non-perishable items used earmarked to help fill the more than 300,000 Emergency Food Boxes St. Mary’s distributes into the community annually.

The teams, which will include high school and college-aged design students working alongside some of the professional firms, have 12 hours to build their structures on the morning of Saturday, March 31 at the convention center. The completed structures will be on display for the public to see beginning March 31 and continuing through Friday April 6. During the exhibition, the public may cast their vote for the AIA Phoenix Metro People’s Choice Award and donate canned food to food drive boxes positioned around the exhibits.

Other awards will be given for Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Structural Ingenuity and Jurors’ Favorite by a panel of judges. Winning teams will be publicly honored at an Awards & Networking Mixer on Tuesday, April 3. Winners from local competitions around the nation will compete in the national Canstruction competition through a slideshow photography submission.

“ CANstruction is a unique way to raise awareness and non-perishable items for the Food Bank,” said Terry Shannon, the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance President and CEO. “We are excited to be involved in the event for the sixth year and, as always, are very curious to see what kind of incredible structures will be created by these innovative minds.”