Brian, born in Hong Kong and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. A generalist at heart, he approaches design with a strong sense of optimism—guided by the belief that design is not merely stylistic but rather comprises a comprehensive understanding of time, place, and values, along with the latent ability to spur positive change. Studying and working abroad in Copenhagen provided him invaluable experience uniting his values with his work, which champions sensible and pertinent, yet distinct, design. This has been exemplified in the variety of typologies that he has touched, from retail projects such as International Market Place in Waikiki and Mall of San Juan, to civic and transportation projects such as Monterey Conference Center and SEATAC International Arrivals Facility.
Brian received a Best of Show Award for his Undergraduate Thesis: “Hacking Architecture” and has been published in various online architectural blogs such as Archinect, Archdaily, and DesignBoom. He joins WRNS Studio after stints with 505Design and SOM’s San Francisco office.