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Scott Aquilina, AIA


As a principal with Bruner/Cott, what gets Scott up and out each morning–besides the joy of working with talented colleagues–is the opportunity to engage clients in designing and implementing projects which honor the heritage and craftsmanship of the past while maximizing resources in support of contemporary programs and long-term sustainable growth.

Scott’s portfolio focuses on arts, education, and cultural clients and includes the renovation and expansion of the Albany Institute of History of Art and the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. Prior to joining Bruner/Cott, Scott was a senior associate at Ann Beha Architects, where he oversaw a decade of renovations and facility upgrades at Boston Symphony Hall, including new building systems and performance technology, an accessible lobby and box office, and the 2007 reconstruction of the historic stage. Also with Ann Beha Architects, he has modernized both academic and performing arts buildings at Princeton, Wellesley and Williams, and in 2014 his team completed a new academic center for Cornell’s Law School, the first certified LEED Platinum building on the Ithaca campus.

Scott lives along the Boston Marathon route in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. As a life-long member of Grace Episcopal Church, he is dedicated to the stewardship of the 1873 Victorian landmark. His joy lies in heading up the church’s Acolyte Program, which provides kids and teenagers opportunities for leadership and growth within the community. On summer evenings, Scott can be found bass fishing with son Patrick from their inflatable two-man canoe.