The cross-disciplinary collaboration inherent in the way Otak engages projects is incredibly compelling to me.
With over 26 years of experience and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University, Brian has demonstrated a unique commitment to the practice of architecture and its potential to serve the public good. In 2009, Brian founded the firm Architecture Building Culture (ABC), which received over twenty-six design awards at the local, state, regional, and national levels, including Emerging Firm Year Award from the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region in 2014. An ardent believer in the power of education, Brian has been an architecture instructor and guest critic at several colleges and universities, and is a past president for AIA Portland. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oregon.
Brian’s record of design excellence, his contributions to academic and non-profit institutions, and his leadership positions on municipal boards all speak to a career built on a unique attitude toward his craft, that the role of architecture should elevate our built environment and our public spaces.
Master of Architecture, Harvard University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon
1-Year Fellowship, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
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