Jason J. Jewhurst AIA
Jason’s passion for reconnecting with the natural environment informs all of his work as a specialist in sustainable and high-performance building design. An avid outdoorsman born and raised in the lakes region of New Hampshire, Jason welcomes sustainable design challenges that demand innovative solutions that can adapt to our evolving built environment.
With a strong technical background in building systems, technology, and sustainability, Jason is driven by a deep respect for craftsmanship and the art of making and by the possibilities created by merging tested traditions of construction with new fabrication technologies and material production. He leads design teams to explore possibilities inspired by a shared set of values and goals to create high-performance contemporary architecture that is beautiful and inspiring.
Jason’s work with Bruner/Cott includes projects that transform academic campuses with 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 high standards of the Living Building Challenge, and his designs for the Boston University School of Law expansion and Yawkey Center for Student Services are LEED Gold certified while the Institute for Global Citizenship at Minnesota’s Macalester College earned Platinum certification.
Like many of his colleagues at Bruner/Cott, 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, including his alma mater, the Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he earned his BA in Architecture. Prior to joining Bruner/Cott, Jason worked for Leers Weinzapfel Architects, winner of the 2007 AIA Firm Award.
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 recently became a founding member of the International Living Future Institute’s East Coast Congress, a think tank for sustainable policy and advocacy.