We believe communities can live better.

The BRS Why

Why do we do what we do?
We believe communities can live better.

How do we do this?
We use a people-inspired design process.

What do we do with this process?
We design places that bring people together.


Don. Ron. Russ.

Founded in 1975 by Donald Barker, Ronald Rinker and Russell Seacat, our firm has grown into a richly integrated design practice with projects throughout the United States and Europe. Born out of the movement of the sixties to be socially conscious, BRS focused on civic architecture from the beginning to give back to the community. In addition, the founders nurtured an exceptional firm culture to support our employees, clients and their projects alike.


Perhaps one of the greatest stories representing our firm’s culture is that of Roz Schneider who became a partner in 1979. Roz is the first woman, non-architect and first Asian American woman to become a partner in an architecture firm in the state of Colorado. Roz was a part of it from the beginning and retired in 2010. Read her story here.

Our purpose: To create places that improve community well-being.

Our mission: Everyday, we seek experiences built with collaboration, ingenuity, individual pluck and our collective spirit.


BRS is a people centered firm that believes in a set of inclusive values and collective impact.

A balance of laughter and serious concentration keeps our work playful and creative yet meticulous, just like the buildings we design.


Collective Spirit

It is part of our mission to collaborate with “collective spirit” – That is a spirit of togetherness and inclusiveness. We value diversity and celebrate it. Through awareness and equity practices we will continue to bring people together. Belonging is a feeling that comes from the shared sentiments of the workforce that is reinforced by our culture.

Voted a "Best Firm to Work For" by Zweig Group

BRS is a collaborative and unique community of thinkers, creators and communicators.

We endeavor to provide a casual, nurturing environment with enough structure and organization to foster creativity, professionalism and profitability. We believe that there is room to grow and learn and we make space for that by mentoring talent. We expect that in joining our staff you will become a self-motivated addition to our firm. Your participation and contribution, not only in the making of architecture, but in the culture of BRS, is extremely important to our success.

Is your passion community or recreation architecture? Send us your resume and tell us about yourself.

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Employment Benefits


We have a plan through United Healthcare so you can come to work with peace of mind.


We’ve got you covered. It's like getting cash under your pillow from the tooth fairy.


A well managed portfolio and a contribution matching plan... well... to match.


We believe in a work-life balance. Everyone needs a little R&R.

Rinker Prize

In honor of Ron Rinker, an annual travel scholarship for study and research.


An annual office retreat, maker nights, tours, volunteer events, lunch & learns, and more!

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