Brenna Costello

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In 2012, the American Institute of Architects named Brenna one of the country's "Emerging Professionals." We couldn't agree more. She's earning a national reputation for her work in the planning and design of advanced rehabilitation facilities, including the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a world-class facility devoted to military veterans recovering from traumatic brain injuries, and is now working on nine similar centers being built across the country. "I love the challenge of the profession," she says, "and knowing our designs help improve patient outcomes." It seems Brenna seeks out challenges in her personal time, too; she is a nationally-ranked rugby player who coaches collegiate teams. "For better or worse, my athletic endeavors have taught me more about medicine than I ever thought I would know," she admits.