Starting today, one of Arizona’s most well-known architecture firms will no longer be will bruder+PARTNERS. After a successful 17-year history, the practice has branched into two independent firms with diverse architectural offerings due to a “natural evolution of individual and collective goals relating to firm size, design methodology and management.” Together, the internationally respected firm has created landmark buildings throughout the state, including projects such as the Burton Barr Library and the Agave Library. And now, each will go their separate ways as the firm has split into Will Bruder Architects and WORKSBUREAU. Continue after the break to learn more about each firm.
Firm founder Will Bruder, AIA, will lead Will Bruder Architects from new offices in the NCG Building, 4200 North Central Ave. in 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 Street in 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. ‘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. via Will Bruder Architects and WORKSBUREAU