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Brian O’Reilly



"Design gives shape to our lives. As a container for the human experience, it’s too precious to hoard away or assign to a few individuals. An inclusive design process that draws upon our collective and diverse experience creates an architecture of greater depth and meaning, brings joy, comfort, and a sense of belonging, and ultimately enriches us all."

Brian approaches design and architecture as practical poetry that captures the complexity of problems within simple solutions. He achieves these ends through an inclusive, collaborative design process, guided by clearly articulated principles, and grounded in a deep understanding of the site, context, and client needs. Through his commitment to design excellence, he shapes work that is expressive, nuanced, and authentic.

With a particular passion for housing, Brian’s experience ranges from development planning to artist collaboration. His portfolio includes train stations, wayfinding systems, bridges, and urban design.  Whatever the challenge, Brian’s clear-headed, creative approach helps him successfully navigate projects through all stages of design while keeping the human experience at the fore.

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Brian brings his passion for design and his multifamily expertise to his role as a member of the VIA Studio leadership team.  As a part of this work, he helps to guide the formation and implementation of numerous firm initiatives.  In particular, he’s leading a collaborative effort to define a VIA Design Process that is built upon the values of generosity, accountability, passion, and inclusivity.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (206) 812-0527
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  • Education

  • University of Oregon, M.Arch
  • Bates College, B.S.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia