Brian Bare

Senior Landscape Architect

Brian joined BLA in 2019 where he exudes his passion for the profession, executes complex and sophisticated projects with ease and excitement, mentors junior staff, and oversees high standards of excellence for the firm. Brian received his education at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. Upon graduating with Design Honors, Brian moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to commence his career with the renowned Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Brian’s passion and interpretations of the land were heavily influenced and molded throughout his time in Cambridge. After seven years in Cambridge, Brian relocated to raise a family in Vermont. There, he dedicated thirteen years as a Design and Studio Director at the office of Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture. While in Vermont, Brian solidified his design niche, and expanded his experimentations. His work can be described as soulful, meaningful, and exploratory. Brian has received numerous academic, local, and national design awards for his residential and civic work over the past 20+ years. He has been a guest studio critic at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Boston Architectural College, and Vermont Technical College. Brian is a licensed Landscape Architect and enjoys standing in open fields, gardening, furniture design, surfing, and being a Dad.