Brian Michener

Brian Michener

Kansas City, MO


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I am an architect and urban designer with a wide range of interests. My projects vary in scale from the regional planning of a bi-national watershed to the design and renovation of a small south Philadelphia rowhome. I enjoy re-purposing and refinishing furniture, cooking, playing the guitar, sketching, writing, and in general, working with my hands to experiment with creativity.



el dorado inc., Kansas City, MO, US, Project Architect

Jul 2016 - current

360 Architecture, Kansas City, MO, Project Architect

Aug 2014 - Jul 2016

MGA Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Architect

Jan 2013 - Aug 2014

Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), Philadelphia, PA, Designer

Architect and Urban Designer for projects of widely varying scale from regional masterplans to mixed-use housing, campus masterplans to small community arts centers.

Jul 2009 - Dec 2012

CannonDesign, St. Louis, MO, Architect Level-I

Feb 2009 - Jul 2009

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Adjunct Professor

Co-taught a Graduate Options Level Studio with the Dean of the Graduate School.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Esocoff & Associates | architects, Washington, DC, US, Marketing Director/Architectural Intern

Responsible for all graphic marketing materials, public presentations, presentation drawings, graphics and models. Also responsible for packaging and delivering replies to RFQ's and RFP's as well as awards submissions and publications.

Aug 2002 - Jun 2005

Burr and McCallum Architects, Williamstown, MA, US, Intern

Intern architect and model-maker.

May 2002 - Aug 2002

W.S. Cumby, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

On-site laborer, punchlist supervisor, interior intern and apprentice.

May 2001 - Sep 2001


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Dec 2008

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Masters, Urban Design

Sep 2005 - Dec 2008

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, US, Bachelors, English

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, US, Bachelors, Art History

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002


APA Missouri Chapter Planning Award, Award

Award for "Outstanding Out-Of-State Project By A Missouri Planning Group" for "Fluvial Cartographies Tijuana"


Central States Region AIA AWARD, Honorable Mention

Master Planning and Urban Design Award for "Form(ing) The Informal: A Sustainable Regional Watershed Strategy"


Master of Urban Design Book Award, Award

Awarded for “Excellence in Urban Design” to a member of the graduating Masters of Urban Design Class.


Graduate With Honors, Award

Awarded a degree With Honors for Academic Merit


Karl and Anne Grice Scholar, Scholarship

Scholarship provided by private donors for continued excellence in education at Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture.


AIA YAFSTL Sketching Competition (2), 1st Place

Winner of the HOK Firm Award for "Infrastructure"
Winner of the Jury Award Book Prize for “Entering Maplewood”


ULI Smart Growth Collaboration Award, Award

Professional Collaboration Award by the San Diego / Tijuana Urban Land Institute for The Los Laureles Canyon Revitalization Project, MX


Jamie Cannon Scholar, Scholarship

Recurring scholarship provided by private donors for continued excellence in education at Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture.

Awarded for every semester between 2006 and 2008.


Areas of Specialization 


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