About

Powers Brown Architecture

Powers Brown Architecture is a professional services firm practicing award-winning architectural, interior and urban design regionally, nationally and internationally. The firm draws on a depth of experience embodied in its principals and employees. We have collectively encountered and successfully solved a variety of client and project types including Commercial / Developer Investment Grade and Private Owner Office and Industrial, Public / Governmental Facilities, University and K-12 Educational, and Healthcare. 

The “What” of the firm is seated in our commitment to processes, maintenance of standards and constant monitoring of best practices. 

The “How” of the firm is our structure, with offices in multiple markets drawing upon a unique system of cross-pollination of skill sets, expertise and a fully integrated use of research and innovation. 

The “Why” of our firm was best stated by well-known and admired architect Michael Rotondi in his introduction to the first monograph on the firms work: 

“...In reviewing and studying the intentional practice or Powers Brown Architecture, an old saying came to mind: ‘Architecture does not have to be for special occasions’...” 

We don’t have any “B” teams. We don’t turn away projects because they don’t fit our approach to architecture. We apply all we have, our best accumulated experience and our enthusiasm for what we do to EVERY project EVERY level of budget and EVERY opportunity we are given.

Leadership

Jeffrey Brown
Bruce Walck

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA, OAA, NSAA, AAA, AANB, AAA

Founding Principal/CEO

Bruce Walck, AIA, OAA, AAA, AANB, NLAA, MRAIC

Principal/President

AJ Breneman
Stefan Dytrt
John Holland

AJ Breneman, AIA, RID

Principal/Executive Vice President

Stefan Dytrt,
LEED AP

Principal/Director of Interiors/Executive Vice President

John Holland, AIA, OAA

Principal

Nazir Khalfe
Bryant Mazzetti
Lauren Amber Prestenbach
Reinaldo Venancio

Nazir Khalfe, AIA, RIBA

Principal/Executive Vice President

Bryant Mazzetti, AIA

Principal/Executive Vice President

Lauren Amber Prestenbach, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC, IIDA

Principal/Director of Interiors/Executive Vice President

Reinaldo Venancio, LEED AP

Principal/Executive Vice President

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
Board of Directors
Michael Myers Design Competition
Sandcastle Committee
Texas Society of Architects
Long Range Planning Committee
Tilt-Up Concrete Association
Sustaining Member
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
International Interior Design Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects
Nova Scotia Association of Architects
Ontario Association of Architects
Alberta Association of Architects
Architects Association of New Brunswick
SMPS
NCARB
NAIOP
USGBC
CQEC
ULI
CREW
CREBA
University of Houston
Co-Founded the Powers Brown
Architecture Scholarship, an
annual endowment for student
tuition