Brian Sykes

AIA, NCARB, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, Lean Green Belt
Associate Principal, Health, Washington, D.C.

Brian was twelve years old when he watched a geodesic dome being built by his hometown’s high school carpentry class under the tutelage of a local construction company. He was hooked, and his path was forged.  Fortunately for Brian, his mother was an interior designer and was more than happy to encourage this new interest by introducing him to the world of architecture.  Flash forward to his first few years after graduation, and Brian was working at that same construction company as a carpenter.  This experience instilled in him a deep respect for designs that offered real-world constructability – an appreciation that formed the foundation of his approach to architecture.

His true passion in architecture comes from program-driven institutional projects where he and the project team work together to conceptualize the spaces that will promote discovery or healing. He enjoys seeing his colleagues take on these challenges and exceed the client’s expectations.


“Live as many contradictory lives as possible, and never try to reconcile them.”
American Hospital Kyiv
Kyiv, Ukraine

While studying for his Masters of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, Brian founded the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program. Each year the program takes six students to New York City with a $50,000 budget to buy contemporary art which is then kept on display at the Student Union Art Gallery. Brian still participates in the program as an active board member.

University of Virginia, University Hospital Expansion
Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Virginia, University Hospital Expansion
Charlottesville, Virginia

Brian's Featured Work

University of Virginia University Hospital Expansion
Charlottesville, Virginia