About Us

VAN B. BRUNER JR., FAIA
Architect/Owner
 
  • Born in Washington D.C.
  • Early Education - Alabama, North Carolina & Washington D.C.
  • Secondary Education - Woodbury High School, Woodbury NJ
  • College Education - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan 1957-1954  BS in Design
  • Drexel Evening College - 8 yrs. night school  -Philadelphia PA. 1957 - 1965 BS in Architecture
  • USAF Pilot 1954 - 1957  -  Flew T-33 Jet/Co Pilot in KC97 SAC Command Honorable Discharge 1957 Captain
  • During College and Air Force periods - Track Scholarship @ U of M Holder of 65 yard Indoor Dirt Track World's Record in High Hurdles Ran in 1952 Olympic Trials in Los Angeles, Calif. (made it to the finals)  Ran in 1965 Olympic Trials - did not place in the finals (hung track shoes up)
  • Inducted in the Woodbury High School Sports Hall of Fame
  • Inducted in Gloucester County, NJ Sports Hall of Fame
  • National Technical Association "Architect of the Year" 1997
  • Member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity - Delta Epsilon Boule
  • Member of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION
 
  • Department Chairman and Professor of Building Construction Engineering  Technology Department of Spring Garden Institute of Technology    Philadelphia, Pa.  -  10 yrs
  • Visiting Lecturer at the following Universities and Colleges - MIT, Cornell Univ., Howard Univ., Honolulu Hawaii Univ., Harvard Univ., Tuskegee Ala.,  under exchange student program
  • 10 years on National AIA Scholarship
  • Member of Advisory Board of newly formed School of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark NJ
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURE CAREER
 
  • Started private practice in Pa - 1965
  • Started private practice in NJ - 1968
  • Member of American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Former National Vice-President of the American Institute of Architects (2) yrs.
  • Elected to College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects
  • Former member of the  National Board of Directors AIA
  • Former member of National AIA National Policy Task Force Committee
  • Former member of National AIA Judicial Board
  • Charter member of the National Organization of Minority Architects
  • Recipient of the American Institute of Architect's Whitney M. Young Citation
  • Recipient of the New Jersey Society of Architect's
 

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