Repeat Clients for last decade


LEED Accredited Professionals


Employees across three offices


Years in practice


To Produce Distinguished Architecture
Great architecture must be honest and appropriate in its environment. We must strive for beauty in proportion, detail, color, and texture without sacrificing the practical program or functional and economical requirements of the project.

To Develop Well-Satisfied Clients
The client will use the building for many years. This entitles the client to the greatest satisfaction we can provide. We must solve their program needs and meet their budget and time schedules. This requires patience, diplomacy, and effective rapport and communication.

To Foster The Development Of Our Staff
The more experienced will encourage younger staff members and provide the benefit of their knowledge so they can develop to their full potential as professionals over a full range of experiences. Ample opportunity exists within the firm for advancement and professional growth for those who have the capacity and initiative to succeed.

To Earn A Reasonable Profit On All Jobs
No business can continue to operate successfully without earning a profit. Each project should have a fee adequate to do a good job and provide a reasonable profit. We will keep all those responsible informed as to the time allowable and cost status of each project. To manage rising costs, we must continually strive for greater efficiency.

Core Values

Be Curious
We thrive on learning what others do. Our genuine interest guides us to discover possibilities through a constant quest for knowledge, pursuit of innovation, and creative exploration.

Be Inclusive
Every voice is respected, valued, and heard with equity, empowerment, and empathy.

Be Grateful
We’re privileged to work with others who positively impact the world. We appreciate the opportunities this work brings and celebrate the differences of those with whom we do it.

Strive For Excellence
We’re committed to making the world and people better through design excellence, dedicated to getting it right by continually improving who we are and what we know.

Own It!
Trust is at the heart of our work. We do the right things as well as things right. We encourage others. We communicate effectively. And we take responsibility for all we do.


The average business in America survives only 15 years, with only a fraction of a fraction making it to 100 years. From the company’s origins in the 1920s, through uncertainty and challenge of the Great Depression and World War II, through the extraordinary societal change of the 1960s-1980s, and into the technological revolution of the 1990s and 2000s that opened the doors to the modern era, BWBR has seen it all and come out stronger. By learning from hard times, being willing to grow and adapt, and holding on to what works while leaving behind what doesn’t, the firm has evolved into what it is today.


Many organizations don’t survive beyond the founders. Yet BWBR has established a culture of developing future leaders who carry on the values and practices of their predecessors while continually looking for ways to make the firm a better place to work that offers better results for clients. Now, over a quarter-century since the last of the founders retired, the firm is still as strong as ever. BWBR isn’t about any one person or group of people, it is about our purpose, our mission, and core values.


Read our full history here.