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According to Brian, a new era of architecture is upon us. Because the built environment is responsible for 40% of carbon emissions, it’s time for architects to change the way we design buildings. “A lot of people think that the look and feel of a building has to be compromised for sustainability and high performance to be included.” This, Brian explains, is a great misconception – that we somehow have to settle for less design in order to be kinder to the planet.
Brian has devoted much of his career to exploring what environmentally responsible architecture might look like. What if we let go of our old notions of what a building should look like? What if we design buildings from the inside out? In this time of environmental crisis, form should be a direct result of site, climate, and systems.
Brian’s commitment to performative design has earned him a reputation as a prominent performance-driven architect. Leading the design of some of the country’s most sustainable buildings like the Bullitt Center and the Kendeda Building – the first Living Building Challenge project to win an AIA National Award – Brian is responsible for helping to affirm this approach and prove to the industry that ethics and aesthetics can, in fact, coexist.