Brian Weatherford

Associate Principal, Chicago

At one point when Brian was a kid, his family lived in a neighborhood still under construction. He snuck into the empty houses, guessing what they would look like once completed. As construction progressed, he would revisit to see if he had guessed correctly. Between this and poring over plan books for nearby neighborhoods, Brian knew he was a designer.

He started his career at a boutique retail design firm, which piqued his interest in branding. He eventually worked as an in-house architect for a large global retailer, as they rebranded their stores, and where he began to master the art of creating powerful brands at every touchpoint.

Brian once received the advice, “Understand what’s driving a person, and make sure ideas are being communicated directly to that person’s ears.” He takes this to heart, and strong communication driven by quality architecture is what informs his work.

Brian's Featured Work

Northwestern University Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center
Evanston, Illinois
University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Cincinnati, Ohio
Land O'Lakes Headquarters Entrance
Land O’Lakes Headquarters Expansion
Arden Hills, Minnesota
Tinkham Veale University Aerial
Case Western Reserve University Tinkham Veale University Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Skender Construction
Chicago, Illinois