Jason Forney, AIA LEED AP
Whether he’s designing a new building or transforming an existing space, Jason combines creativity with building performance to craft sustainable design solutions. He thrives on connecting the grittiness of our past with the potential of our future, layering old and new in designs that convey a unique sense of place, emphasize environmental responsibility, and reflect client goals.
As a principal, Jason has been the design leader on many of Bruner/Cott’s award-winning projects, including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and the Lesley University Lunder Arts Center in Cambridge. The Regenerative Village at Yale Divinity School Master Plan and the R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College in Amherst both aim to meet the high standards of the Living Building Challenge, including net positive energy and water, and Jason has designed multiple LEED Gold and Platinum certified college campus projects across the Northeast.
Jason is frequently invited to speak about green design and transformative reuse, sharing his vision and expertise with students and colleagues across the country. He has lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston- Architectural College and Harvard University and presented at both regional and national AIA conventions.
Born and raised in North Carolina, he earned bachelor’s degrees in architecture and environmental design from N.C. State University. Jason lived in a historic fire station and elastic waistband factory before settling down in Arlington, MA, with his wife and two children.