Staff Bios

Amanda Spear, RA - Associate, Designer
Amanda Spear, RA — Associate, Designer

Amanda is an enthusiastic designer who whole-heartedly believes that good design should be informed by environmental circumstances and programmatic needs.

Andy Stein, LEED AP - Sr. Associate, Design Manager
Andy Stein, LEED AP — Sr. Associate, Design Manager

Constantly striving to simplify and enhance people's interactions with the built environment, Andy enjoys working within the constraints and oddities that accompany every job.

Bill Clifford, RA, LEED AP BD+C - Associate, Project Manager
Bill Clifford, RA, LEED AP BD+C — Associate, Project Manager

A passionate generalist, Bill enjoys what life has to offer him and is always interested in trying new things.

Caitlin Milligan - Associate, Designer
Caitlin Milligan — Associate, Designer

Caitlin loves architecture for its ability to combine different disciplines and ideas into a cohesive design. She also loves it for the wide spectrum of people she gets to work with on an everyday basis.

Carmen Arriaga-Bucher
Carmen Arriaga-Bucher — Associate, Designer

A Colorado native with a philanthropic spirit and a passion for the outdoors, Carmen brings a sunny disposition and strong work ethic to every project.

Chris Cosenza, AIA - Associate, Designer
Chris Cosenza, AIA — Associate, Designer

Chris’ experience and attention to detail allow him to anticipate design challenges early on. He is excited to bring his strong work ethic to BRS.

Christine Allen, LEED AP BD+C - Associate, Marketing Coordinator
Christine Allen, LEED AP BD+C — Associate, Marketing Coordinator

Always on the lookout for new information, Christine approaches every topic, project, or food item with an immense curiosity. 

Debra Ellis, FSDA - Senior Associate, Office Manager
Debra Ellis, FSDA — Senior Associate, Office Manager

Wearer of many hats, Debra is the first voice you hear when you call and the first smiling face you see when you enter our office.

Dedy Rusli - Senior Associate, Designer
Dedy Rusli — Senior Associate, Designer

It doesn’t matter how tight the budget or schedule—Dedy always manages to meet both without sacrificing the integrity of the design intent.

Ellie Lokken - Associate, Interior Designer
Ellie Lokken — Associate, Interior Designer

Ellie loves the integrated design approach at BRS. She believes that the most efficient, sustainable and beautiful designs are created when interior designers and architects work together.

Jen Jursnick
Jen Jursnick, LEED AP BD+C — Senior Associate, Design Manager

A master of coordination, design, documentation and CA on a variety of project types, Jen joins BRS eager to fine-tune her craft.

Joel Hermann - Associate, Designer
Joel Hermann — Associate, Designer

Joel's expansive knowledge of construction systems and techniques, not to mention his acute attention to detail at all scales, contribute to the thoughtful design process he applies to every project.

John Barnholt - Associate, Facility Performance Advisor
John Barnholt — Associate, Facility Performance Advisor

Growing up in Denver with one of the best park systems in America, John was inspired to be involved in parks & rec to ensure proper planning to improve the quality of life in all communities.

John Simon, RA - Associate, Designer
John Simon, RA — Associate, Designer

A strong multi-tasker with a deep love for South American design, John is ready to tackle any BRS project coming his way with gusto!  

Kristin Sealey, AIA - Associate, Designer
Kristin Sealey, AIA — Associate, Designer

With nine years of experience in construction administration, Kristin is ready to offer her expertise to the beginning phases of design.

Lisa Jorgenson, AIA - Associate, Designer
Lisa Jorgenson, AIA — Associate, Designer

Lisa knows that it is okay to color outside the lines, and seeks to blur the hard edges of the world. While continually absorbing the world around her, she is able to filter the noise and focus on the fundamentals of any obstacle.

Melissa Ford, AIA, LEED AP - Senior Associate, Design Manager
Melissa Ford, AIA, LEED AP — Senior Associate, Design Manager

As an experienced team member in multiple project types across Colorado, Melissa draws on her depth of experience in coordination and modeling to craft cohesive design solutions.

Melissa King, RA - Associate, Design Manager
Melissa King, RA — Associate, Design Manager

Thrilled to be joining the BRS team, Melissa is ready to put her various skills to work in the Dallas office. She is passionate about design with a particular interest in the integration of design process and BIM.

Mick Massey, RLA - Senior Associate, Texas Regional Director
Mick Massey, RLA — Senior Associate, Texas Regional Director

Mick is a registered landscape architect, park planner, and a master at building public consensus.

Patience Carter - Associate, Designer
Patience Carter — Associate, Designer

Patience loves the process of developing design concepts and ideas that can become part of the built environment. She uses her creativity and Revit skills to convey design ideas and execute details throughout the project.

Paula Friedman - Controller
Paula Friedman — Controller

Paula joins our accounting team to lend her expertise in the field as we go paperless and streamline our entire accounting process. Good thing she also has a degree in psychology!    

Reagan
Raegan — Director of Adorableness/5 O'Clock Howler

Raegan has won hearts office-wide with her Yoda-like appearance and trumpeting howls that are perpetually muffled by her favorite stuffed fox.

Sarah Fischer - Senior Associate, Design Manager
Sarah Fischer — Senior Associate, Design Manager

A pro at interpreting clients ideas' and turning them into designs that fit within the constraints of budgets and schedules, Sarah is ready to work her magic here at BRS.

Susie Nelson, RA - Senior Associate, Design Manager
Susie Nelson, RA — Senior Associate, Design Manager

Passionate about problem solving and a true people-person, Susie loves that she can combine the two in her profession. It’s nice to love what you do for a living!

Eric Stein - Communications Coordinator
Eric Stein — Communications Coordinator

Eric works with the architecture design studio and the marketing department. He runs the social media accounts for BRS.

Clyde - CPA - Cute Pup Amusement
Clyde — CPA - Cute Pup Amusement

Clyde loves being the center of attention and brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the office. He is a true companion dog and enjoys being around people and activity all day. 

Connie Osborn - Project Manager
Connie Osborn — Project Manager

Connie is a project manager with educational facility experience.