- The Republic Building 116A
- Office Hour
- M-F By Appointment Only: Yes
- B.S., Environmental Design, Auburn University
Brittain Brewer studied architecture, interior design, and city and regional planning at Auburn University. Since graduating in 1981 he has worked for various architectural firms in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Portland, Oregon. Most notably, in Pennsylvania, Mr. Brewer worked for the firm of Venturi Rauch and Scott Brown / Venturi Scott Brown & Associates on two landmark projects, the Seattle Art Museum and the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London. In Portland, Oregon Mr. Brewer has served as a Senior Designer for Nike, Inc. as an early and key contributor to the success of the NIKETOWN program, as the Owner of his own retail design firm. He has worked as the Director of Interiors for LRS Architects, and as a Senior Associate for the SRG Partnership. Since 2009 Mr. Brewer has played a key role in the development of DDP Architecture’s scope of services and technical approach to management and design as well as continuing to work in commercial and residential design in Portland, Oregon as bbrewerdesign.
Registered to practice architecture in the state of Pennsylvania, 1987
March 2018–Present: Faculty Member, Indiana University J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program
2015–March 2018: Private practice as a sole proprietor, bbrewerdesign - commercial design and management consulting, residential design.
Key projects - Salem's Historic Grand Theatre, Master Plan, Theatre equipment upgrades; a private residence; various residential and commercial re-models, industrial tenant improvements.
2009–2015: Private practice & in collaboration with DDP Architecture, LLC - commercial design and management consulting, residential design.
Key projects - Museum at Warm Springs Changing Exhibits Gallery re-modeling, HVAC system upgrades, Systems analysis and recommendations, Strategic Planning; Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants tenant improvements; Pop Art Corporate Offices; Vandenburg Air Force Base Delta II Rocket Launch Facility
1990–2009: Private practice as bbrewerdesign/ DDP Architecture, Senior Associate; SRG Partnership, LLC; Director of Interior Design, LRS Architects' NIKE, Inc. Senior Designer
Key projects - Genentech Research Laboratories, South San Francisco; NIKETOWN program; Portland State Bookstore; Oregon State Bar and Professional Liability Fund; University of California Riverside Laboratory Building
1981 - 1990: Designer, Job Captain, Project Architect and Associate at various firms in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, most notably - Venturi Scott Brown & Assoc.
Key projects - Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery London; Seattle Art Museum; numerous projects in a variety of building types
Temple University, Drexel University
Experienced project manager, project architect, designer, group leader. Practiced and effective speaker and presenter. Accomplished leader and coordinator of multi-disciplinary teams over a variety of project types and incorporating high levels of technology and media. Work has included all phases of project development from research, strategic planning and programming, concept design, documentation, construction, fabrication, installation and post occupancy.
Experienced in developing and responding to requests for proposals, contracts and project management documentation and reports using effective, simple, practiced, creative, descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive writing skills.
Skilled in hand drawing techniques, sketching and drafting, and in the use of computer tools including versatile knowledge of major computer operating systems (Windows & Mac OS), and production software including experience with MS Office, Revit, Autocad, Powercadd, Sketchup, & Photoshop.
Creative, talented, decisive, accomplished, personable, well mannered, a good teacher and mentor, a good collaborator with curiosity, drive, motivation, vision.