Bray Architects Transitions Ownership
Ownership of Bray Architects has transitioned to Matthew D. Wolfert, AIA, LEED AP, President, Stephen J. Kuhnen, AIA, Director of Design and Ronet Rodewald, Director of Finance.
Milwaukee – Sheboygan, February 14, 2014 – Ownership of Bray Architects has transitioned to Matthew D. Wolfert, AIA, LEED AP, President, Stephen J. Kuhnen, AIA, Director of Design and Ronet Rodewald, Director of Finance. The succession from previous owners, Lawrence C. Bray and Geoffrey J. Bray, AIA, is the culmination of a collaborative plan that has been in place for several years.
“It’s an exciting time of growth in terms of new markets, terrific new projects and plans to continue to grow our talented team. The Bray family has helped to create the solid foundation from which we are realizing great success,” said Wolfert, who began his career with Bray 17 years ago as an Architectural Intern. After working his way up from print room intern to director of large, complex, multi-million dollar projects in various market sectors, Matt established the firm’s Milwaukee office and focuses on business development and project management. Similarly, Steve Kuhnen and Ronet Rodewald, both based in the firm’s Sheboygan office, have long histories of leadership roles at Bray, 22 years and 21 years respectively. Lawrence and Geoffrey remain actively involved the firm, maintaining leadership roles in project management and client relationships.
In addition to being a recognized leader in K-12 education, with long relationships with the majority of school districts in Wisconsin, the firm has evolved into a diverse group of talented specialists with significant expertise in Higher Education, Civic/Municipal, Retail/Commercial, Financial/Corporate, Recreational, Religious and the Performing Arts. Recent projects of note include the City of Oak Creek Public Library, City Hall and Fire Station, St. Francis Civic Center, Corporate Contractors Inc.(CCI) Corporate Headquarters and the Silver Lake Music Education and Performance Center.
Bray Architects was founded in 1962 by Lawrence E. Bray who successfully led the firm until his retirement in 1996 when his two sons, Lawrence C. and Geoffrey, and daughter Patricia took over operations.