Bruce Dean Nagel was born in San Antonio, Texas.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas, and after a period of apprenticeship in Boston, studied for and received his Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

The office of Bruce D. Nagel, Architect was opened in 1984 in East Hampton, New York, relocated to Southampton, New York in 2004, and as of 2011 is now located in East Quogue, New York.

Mr. Nagel has worked on many celebrated projects, such as the Faneuil Hall Marketplace project at Benjamin Thompson and Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, residential and institutional projects with Richard Meier and Partners from, and as senior associate at Gwathmey Siegel and Associates for six years where he worked on numerous public and private award-winning projects.

Mr. Nagel taught architecture at the Boston Architectural Center.  Since that time, he has served as guest critic and juror at the architecture schools of several leading universities, including Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Having won awards for several individual projects over the years, Mr. Nagel was honored in 1993 by the Long Island Chapter of the A.I.A. with its newly initiated ARCHI Award - Young Firm Award, as well as an ARCHI Award for Residential Architecture.  Again in 1994 Mr. Nagel was honored by the Long Island Chapter of the A.I.A. with the ARCHI Award for Institutional Architecture.  Dan’s Papers selected Mr. Nagel twelve times as the BEST ARCHITECT in Dan’s List of "The Best of the Best" in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013.  Mr. Nagel was also selected as the BEST ARCHITECT in Hamptons Magazine’s List of "The Best of the Hamptons" in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

In 2014 Mr. Nagel was selected to recieve the prestigious and life time award of Dan's Papers "HALL OF FAME" as the Best Architect in the Hamptons.  This award is given to a person who has been selected over and over again for this award yearly.

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Bruce is happily married to Darlene Nagel and lives in East Quogue, New York.  Bruce's daughter, Taylor, lives in Boston and works for Doctors Edalyi and Komer .  Bruce thanks GOD and his family for all the love and support they give him every day.