Brian was fortunate to attend a high school that appreciated the arts and he quickly found a home in shop classes and in the architecture studio. During the same period he worked in an independent hardware store where he first came into contact with the materials and tools that would shape the buildings he would later work on, giving him an understanding and appreciation for materials and how they are used.  

At the Pennsylvania College of Technology he received a practical and technical education in architecture.  After obtaining his associated degree, he started his first job in Boston, as office support staff, and was able to work his way to a Project Manager, achieving his Architectural registration along the way. Working outside the traditional path of architecture has given him an open and humble attitude towards design and a continuing desire to be a life long independent learner.