Bruno Pfister, Principal

Bruno Pfister is a Design Principal at the firm of Kallmann McKinnell and Wood Architects in Boston. He graduated in 1967, after a 6 year program, at the ETH, (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland), with a Master Degree. After 1 year of practical experience, he relocated to Boston, MA. and pursued a dual career of practicing and teaching. In 1967 he joined the firm of Desmond & Lord and worked on the Southern Massachusetts Institute of Technology, designed by Paul Rudolph. In 1969 Mr. Pfister joined the firm of Kallmann McKinnell and Wood Architects to work on the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank in Boston and the Greenpoint Hospital in New York City. During this time he was an Instructor of Design at the Boston Architectural Center.

In 1971 Mr. Pfister and two colleagues won a large Urban Design Competition for the City of Karlsruhe, Germany. He returned in 1972 to Switzerland, practiced independently and collaborated with Dolf Schnebli, at the ETH in Zurich. In 1974 he was invited as a Visiting Critic at Washington University in St. Louis. In 1976, Mr. Pfister returned to the US and served 4-years as Assistant Professor on the faculty of Washington University, School of Architecture, St. Louis. In 1980 he was appointed as Head of the Undergraduate Program, School of Architecture, Syracuse University. In 1982, in collaboration with Kallmann McKinnell and Wood, he won a competition for the Business School at Washington University, St. Louis, and returned to Boston to join the firm of Kallmann McKinnell and Wood. He served as Senior Associate and was appointed Principal in 1986. From 1982 to 1989 he was an Associate Professor of Design and Technology at the Graduate School of Design, at Harvard University (GSD).

Since the 7 year appointment at the GSD, Mr. Pfister served as visiting critic at the University of Maryland, University of Texas in Arlington, Syracuse University, MIT, and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He has been invited over the years at various institutions for lectures and critiques.

Project Experience
Mr Pfister was Lead Designer for the following buildings:
- James H. Quillen United States Courthouse, Greeneville, Tennessee
- Nanyang Technological University Library, Republic of Singapore
- Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
- Center for Research and Doctoral Education, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

He has acted as Project Designer on a variety of academic, library, and civic projects, including:
- Simon Hall, School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
- Graduate School of Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
- Roberto C. Goizueta School of Business, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
- Goizueta School of Business, Executive Education Expansion, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
- Posner Hall GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Kenan - Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
- Newton Free Library, Newton, Massachusetts
- Columbia University, School of Law, New York, New York
- John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts
- Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
- Mixed Use Urban Development, Pier 4, Boston, Massachusetts
- Laboratory and Office Building, Forest City, University Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Federal Institute of Technology (CETH),
Zurich, Switzerland

Teaching Experience
Washington University, 1976-1980
Syracuse University, 1980-1982
Harvard University, 1982-1989

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