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Simeon Bruner

Founder
Simeon Bruner created the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, named for his late father, to foster a better understanding of the impact of architecture and design in the urban environment and to promote best practices for effective urban placemaking. As a practicing architect for more than 30 years and founding partner of Bruner/Cott, Simeon has been a leader in the field of urban architecture and an advocate for the creative revitalization, transformation, and renewal of historic buildings and sites to create meaningful new city spaces. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Conference of Mayors have recognized Mr. Bruner for his pioneering work.

Anne-Marie Lubenau

Director
Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA, is an architect, educator and advocate for excellence in urban design and planning. She focuses on expanding the role of architects in shaping cities by engaging people in the process of design and increasing understanding about the built environment and its impact on our lives. Prior to joining the Bruner Foundation, Anne-Marie was CEO of the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, worked in architecture firms in Pittsburgh, and developed and taught classes on the urban environment. She regularly contributes to national forums and publications on design.

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Daniel Lear

Program Manager
Daniel Lear’s work explores the juncture of art, design, and the environment. An architectural designer with a background in public art, Daniel enjoys projects that push the boundaries of perceptions and possibilities. A recent graduate of the Boston Architectural College, he has explored the topics of urban food production, productive building components, and the relationship between architecture and nature and worked from 2010-2012 creating nylon fiber sculptures at the scale of buildings for the Janet Echelman Studio.

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