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 earned a Master of Architecture degree.
Brandon joined Dake Wells in 2018. While much of his experience is with the K-12 and FEMA safe room markets, his portfolio also includes 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.