Our Clients
Our Services
Our Analysis Process
Economic Benefits
Our Products
Our People
Our Publications
How to Reach Us


Mike Brill, BOSTI's founder and leader, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2002. His family, friends, coworkers, clients, and professional associates sorely miss his friendship, guidance, insights, humor and affection. Mike's many contributions to the fields of architecture, architectural education, workplace design, environmental research and life in general stand in testimony to a well-spent, productive, and highly influential career.

In his work at BOSTI, Mike demonstrated that an in-depth understanding of how the workplace affects work behaviors and outcomes is the foundation upon which the design of a work-supportive and business-supportive workplace must be based. We at BOSTI Associates are deeply committed to carrying on his work and building on the legacy he has so creatively developed.

Our thanks to those of you who have expressed your love and respect for Mike to his family and to the BOSTI community. In Mike's memory, the Michael Brill Fund has been established at University of Buffalo. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to that fund.

For more information about Mike's life and career please visit the University of Buffalo web site at www.ap.buffalo.edu/architecture/people/brill_index.htm


Michael Brill was President of BOSTI Associates for 30 years, and for 15 of those was also a Professor of Architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His career successfully combined the rigorous research and design emphases of his academic background with business-based, innovative workplace solutions to organizational problems.

He led all of BOSTI's analyses, providing major intellectual content and direction, and developed innovative recommendations solutions. Publishing more than 50 papers, articles, monographs and book sections on this work, he also authored a much consulted two-volume work, Using Office Design to Increase Productivity. Two of his other workplace publications are widely distributed and were translated into other languages: "The Office as a Tool", and "New Offices, No Offices, Now Offices ... Wild Times in the World of Office Work". He wrote an eclectic monthly column for Interiors Magazine from 1996-1998.

He won many awards for his design-research, including the Star Award for outstanding leadership to the interior design profession from IIDA in 1999, and "distinguished author of the year" from IFMA in 1990. His projects have won 7 national awards from various design magazines. He gave hundreds of keynote speeches and lectures, and his and BOSTI's work has been featured in the business and popular press, and in major international architectural and interior design books and journals.

About BOSTI     Our Clients    Our Services    Our Analysis Process
Economic Benefits    Our Products    Our People    Our Publications
How to Reach Us    Home