Brian Balise AIA, LEED GA

Brian finds his creative inspiration through travel. He takes the time to try to appreciate different cultures and consider how that can inform his design process.

  • I’m from  Westfield, MA.

  • My education  M.Arch, Roger Williams University

  • Community service  ACE Mentor Program — Mentor

  • Why PCA?  The firm’s investment in the wellbeing of employees translates directly into a better working environment and a more energetic collaborative design process. PCA’s values around encouraging and celebrating the individual skillsets and interests of their employees have created a workplace that is always finding new ways to tap into our collective creativity.

  • I’m excited about building technology that  will help architects and engineers lessen the negative impacts of the built world on the natural environment.

  • Building I wish I designed  The Roman Coliseum because it epitomizes harmony between form and function. Its awe-inspiring beauty is derived from such basic geometries, which simultaneously serve as a structural framework and an incredibly efficient system of moving people through space.

  • I’m inspired by  everyone. We all have a story to tell. Taking time to get in the shoes of others and see how they confront their challenges is always a rewarding experience.

  • On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me  exploring the beauty of New England's beaches, mountains and scenic wilderness.

  • Favorite book  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. It is the most amazingly playful mixture of science fiction and comedy.

  • Favorite place in the PCA office  The roof garden. It is a luxury to have such a lush oasis so nearby at all times!

  • My favorite creative endeavor  I love drawing and painting with my fiancée, which we give as gifts to our friends and family.