Branden Vissat

Branden Vissat

Kansas City, MO, US



Recent Masters degree recipient from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design. Currently looking to continue my professional career after a semester working along side el dorado inc. in Kansas City, MO through a graduate studio program as well as the previous Fall working in a semester internship with OPEN Architecture in Beijing, CN.

Design Statement

Adaption within context, adhesion to natural landscape, and perception of the human experience characterize the works that have developed over my academic career. As to prescribe a delicate approach to given situations the work speaks to respect the existing conditions while placing formal elements of shelter within the given parameters. My objective after school is to continue this process of developing architectural languages while also implementing the aspects of service and responsibility of the architectural profession.


Hufft, Kansas City, MO, US, Designer

May 2015 - current

BNIM, Kansas City, MO, US, Graphic Design

Aug 2013 - May 2015

Henry's on 8th, Lawrence, KS, US, Bartender

Aug 2010 - Aug 2013

OPEN Architecture, Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

KU Bookstore, Lawrence, KS, US, Gift and Clothing- Student Supervisor

Aug 2010 - Aug 2012

Rio Tinto America [Cloud Peak Energy] Cordero Rojo Mine, Gillette, WY, US, Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Rio Tinto America [Cloud Peak Energy] Cordero Rojo Mine, Gillette, WY, US, Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Schutz Foss Architects PC, Gillette, WY, US, Mentorship/ Intern

Feb 2007 - Aug 2007


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, School of Architecture and Urban Design

Aug 2007 - May 2013

Campbell County High School, Gillette, WY, US, High School, General Studies

Salutatorian: 2nd in Class

Aug 2003 - May 2007


Architecture + Design Film Festival, Nomination

A Letter to Marcel



Monsters of Design - Peoples Choice, 1st Place


Monsters of Design - Architecture, 1st Place


RTEA Summer Scholar, Scholarship


RTEA Saftey, Scholarship


Gillette EDGE, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization