Brian grew up in Ohio, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from Miami University, and then moved to Berlin, Germany, where he was a Fulbright Fellow. After his fellowship, he stayed on to gather experience in lighting design and architecture at firms Licht Kunst Licht and Staab Architekten. In 2016, he returned to the States to pursue his Master of Architecture degree at the Yale School of Architecture. While at Yale, Brian furthered his interests in written criticism, community and economic development law, interpersonal dynamics, and foreign languages.
What led Brian to join the team at Waggonner & Ball—and to New Orleans—was his interest in the City’s approach to fundamental questions around architecture’s societal impacts: what role do we, as architects, play in climate change, gentrification, and overall quality of urban life? A New Orleans-rookie, Brian plans to dig in and establish roots, hoping to have a positive impact on his new home.