Brian Balise AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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.