Brian Gerich

Brian Gerich



“Someone smart once said that architecture is about how a building feels, not only how it looks. I agree. I think this also includes how architecture performs and I try to consider these ideas in my work as well as in the broader context of our built environment – sustainability, health, beauty, ecology, resilience, economy, and community.”

With almost 20 years of professional experience, Brian has developed a holistic and integrated approach to design influenced by sustainable systems, user experience and the nuances of technical design. He leverages his training in both architecture and landscape architecture to work with clients and stakeholders to create pragmatic and beautiful facilities well-tailored to their natural environment and cultural context. Brian is committed to utilizing design to help address critical environmental and social issues in the public interest. He is a Board Member of Traction (, and has led design studios at the University of Washington focused on design activism in Seattle and abroad.

Brian has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. He is a registered architect in the State of Washington and a LEED Accredited Professional.