At BRN Architects we see an inspired relationship between the comforting and familiar and the adventurous and new. We approach each project as an opportunity to enrich and expand the boundaries between architecture, landscape and functionality, revealing an environment’s individual spirit. Our designs express much more than a lasting first impression: each element, from iconic landmarks to the smallest of details, is tailored to tell a unique and unifying story. Our experience has shown that successful projects result from a collaborative approach. We begin by identifying collective goals to create a shared vision. Once this vision comes into perspective, we advance the knowledge and craft of our trade to provide clients with a memorable, meaningful experience. PLANNING BRN Architects’s expertise in planning allows for the strategic development and management of both urban and rural areas through in-depth analysis and decision making. Planners consider a variety of site considerations, including land uses, grading, drainage, zoning, circulation, access, site layout, security and other factors. Over the years, BRN Architects has worked on all varieties of planning projects, formulating a proven approach that considers fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, connectivity and community benefits to ensure the most comprehensive planning solutions. URBAN DESIGN Urban design harmoniously unites urban planning and landscape architecture, while responding to the place’s unique economic, social and cultural needs, to arrange and shape both the appearance and functionality of urban public spaces. While urban planning focuses more on policies and strategic programs for urban development, including economic and social issues, urban design focuses on the physical form of a city or urban environment. Urban design stems from the urban planning process and addresses specific physical configurations and aesthetic decisions in accordance with the developed urban planning program. These design efforts encompass the arrangement and design of public spaces, outdoor structures, transport systems and amenities. Collectively, by giving form, shape and character to an urban environment — whether a streetscape, neighborhood or district — an urban setting becomes functional, attractive and identifiable through the thoughtful organization of all elements into a workable framework. Urban design is rooted in connecting people and places, facilitating movement and creating place, while accounting for environmental stewardship, economic growth, cultural character and social equity as part of a comprehensive solution.