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.