Born and raised in Colorado, Brandon’s fascination with architecture grew from his proximity to the mountains. He longed to provide the same surprise and discovery that the natural environment could create, while also designing for the human scale. Brandon left the Rockies and moved to Springfield to study architecture at Drury University where he graduated with his Master of Architecture degree in 2016 from the Hammons School of Architecture. In school, he strived to portray strong emotion and relatable experience in all of his illustrations and models (probably spending too much fussing over it).
Brandon started his first internship just halfway through school and has worked with a firm ever since. A majority of his experience is with the K-12 and FEMA safe room markets, but he has also reached into healthcare, commercial development, higher education, and library work. Even outside of the office, Brandon is professionally and academically interested in design. He has participated in international design competitions, freelance design work, and even the design and construction of a memorial garden in Joplin after the 2011 tornado. His fondness for the outdoors has only grown after moving to the Midwest, so on the weekends, you will most likely see him hiking, biking, or just enjoying the backyard with his family.