Will Bruder explores inventive and contextually exciting architectural solutions in response to site opportunities and user needs. Bruder is a craftsman in his concern for detail and building processes, and a sculptor in his unique blending of space, materials, and light. His ability to raise the ordinary to the extraordinary is renowned.
Self-trained as an architect, Bruder has a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Supplementing his studio art education were studies in structural engineering, philosophy, art history, and urban planning, followed by a full architectural apprenticeship under Gunnar Birkerts and Paolo Soleri. His work has garnered more than 100 awards and appeared in more than 1,200 publications worldwide.