Jason Forney, FAIA LEED AP
Partner + Principal
As partner and principal, Jason has advanced Bruner/Cott’s legacy of boldly reusing historic buildings and expanded its commitment to contemporary, sustainable architecture.
Jason has been the design leader on several of Bruner/Cott’s notable buildings, including phases two and three of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), the Powerhouse at Amherst College, and Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center in Cambridge. Jason was Principal in Charge of the R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College which is the largest academic building to meet the Living Building Challenge.
In 2020, Jason was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the Institute’s highest honor, for his exceptional work and contributions to the profession. His work has received awards at the national, regional, and local levels that include the AIA COTE Top Ten and Building of the Year recognition from The Architect’s Newspaper. His work has been published by Architectural Record, Metropolis, The New York Times, and WIRED, and he speaks regularly at the AIA Conference on Architecture and Boston area architecture schools. Jason is a member of the Boston Society of Architects’ nominating committee and editorial board and co-chair of the higher education subcommittee of the AIA’s Committee for Architecture in Education.
Recent Key Projects:
- MASS MoCA (Phase 2, Phase 3)
- Hampshire College, R.W. Kern Center
- Lesley University, Lunder Arts Center
- Huntington Theatre Company
- Amherst College, Powerhouse
- Frost Terrace Affordable Housing
- Harvard University, Lavietes Pavilion
- ARCHITECT, Redefining the Green Campus: Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center is a Living Building Success Story
- Architectural Record, Continuing Education: Sustainable Campus Development
- Architecture Boston, Lost and Found
- ArchDaily, For Us, Every Project Is About Moving Forward: In Conversation with Jason Forney, Jason Jewhurst, and Dana Kelly of Bruner/Cott Architects
- The Architect’s Newspaper, Façade Alterations by Bruner/Cott Turn Steam Plant Inside Out
- Boston Globe, Huntington Set to Raise the Curtain on its $55 Million Theater Renovation Project
- Cultured Magazine, Forward Thinking
- New York Magazine, The Berkshires Have the Culture of a Major City – And New Architecture to Match
- New York Times, A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe