An avid outdoorsman from New Hampshire, Jason’s passion for reconnecting with the natural environment informs his work in sustainable and high-performance building design. He welcomes design challenges that demand innovative solutions that can adapt to our evolving built environment. With a strong technical background in building systems and technology, Jason is driven by a deep respect for craftsmanship and by the possibilities created at the intersection of tested construction traditions and new technologies. He leads design teams to create high-performance contemporary architecture that is beautiful, inspiring, and embodies the shared values of its community.
As a principal, Jason has led projects that transform academic campuses through net positive design. Both the Regenerative Village at Yale Divinity School Master Plan and the R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College are designed to meet the Living Building Challenge, and his designs for the Institute for Global Citizenship at Minnesota’s Macalester College earned LEED Platinum certification and inspired him to commit more strongly to sustainability.
Jason is committed to sharing knowledge and inspiring others. He speaks frequently at regional and national conferences on high-performance design, sustainable materials, net positive design, and campus transformation and has lectured at area colleges and universities, including Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he earned his BA in Architecture.
Outside of Bruner/Cott, you will often find Jason outdoors hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family. Jason also volunteers in his local community and is actively engaged in several organizations with aspirations to create a healthier, more sustainable building and design industry. He is a founding member of the International Living Future Institute’s East Coast Congress, a think tank for sustainable policy and advocacy.