MILWAUKEE, WI — EUA is regretfully sharing the news of, G. Charles “Jerry” Bruscato, passing away last week after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1980 and became a registered architect in the same year. After working at several other firms and developing an established reputation, he joined EUA 23 years ago.
When Jerry joined EUA as Project Architect in 1997, he had a proven expertise in the workplace market and was involved in projects such as the Johnson Headquarters building, the Milwaukee Intermodal Station and Bayshore Town Center. Jerry went on to become a Principal and Shareholder, involved with a variety of studios and roles within the firm.
In 2005, Jerry was given the opportunity to lead EUA’s emerging Healthcare Studio and was the Project Manager of a prominent healthcare project, the Ascension (formerly Wheaton Franciscan) St. Joseph Outpatient Center. This project was instrumental in establishing the firm’s healthcare studio and starting an over 15-year relationship with this client. After leading and growing the healthcare studio for nearly a decade, he transitioned to the role of Implementation Practice Leader for the firm, spending the next several years taking his passion and excellent understanding of constructability and detailing to influence all projects and talent in the firm and also delivering key projects like The Corners in Brookfield. He spent his recent years with the firm focusing on quality control across all markets. Jerry had transitioned to semi-retirement in recent years, but because of his love for solving complex challenges and strength in mentoring he still stayed engaged with projects for EUA.
Rich Tenessen of EUA said “Those who were touched by Jerry know what a tenacious and dedicated Architect he was; he was an instrumental member of our firm as well as a trusted and valued friend and mentor in the field throughout the entire duration of projects. Jerry was a consummate Architect; he was always working, exploring technically complex details and his head was always in the game. While often behind the scenes, Jerry played a key role in building EUA to the firm we are today and influenced countless projects and people.” For anyone interested in paying their respects to Jerry, please visit his obituary. Jerry requested that all donations be made to the Eppstein Uhen Foundation.