Brian P. Whitmore, AIA, LEED AP Joins BCA Architects as New Associate Principal

San Francisco, CA – BCA Architects, a West Coast architectural firm, announced Brian P. Whitmore, AIA, LEED AP has joined the team as a new associate principal.

Brian Whitmore HeadshotWhitmore was first introduced to Paul Bunton and the team at BCA architects through his work with The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.).  He was particularly drawn to BCA’s commitment to bringing the future of education to every classroom project they work on.

“We are very excited that Brian has joined our team and will be leading the design efforts for the firm in conjunction with me,” said Paul Bunton, AIA, NCARB, President of BCA Architects. “Mr. Whitmore will be mentoring and growing the design studio of BCA as it continues to provide a high level of service throughout the state.”

At BCA, Whitmore will be managing the majority of the northern California education markets, both K-12 schools and community colleges. He will be working on the early design, master planning and programming phases for new projects and for the San Mateo County Community College District projects. He is also preparing for a C.A.S.H. workshop in February and the California Charter School Association (CCSA) conference in March. Whitmore has been engaged with CCSA for the past couple of years and is excited to expand BCA’s work with charter schools.

“My work with The California Charter School Association has opened my eyes to a different way of looking at education because the design and space needs are different for charter schools,” says Mr. Whitmore. “Often times, charter schools are being designed in spaces that weren’t designed for education, such as commercial office buildings. It is our job as architects to convert the space in an effective way for 21st Century Learning, something at which BCA excels.”

Prior to joining BCA Architects, Whitmore was a principal with the firm of Williams + Paddon Architects where he led the educational studio. He also serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Rocklin, the Vice President for Education and Community Events for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce Board and as Treasurer for the Central Valley Chapter of The American Institute of Architects.

Whitmore has been recognized for his work many times over and continues to be a vital part of his community. In 2011, he received a Leroy F. Greene Award of Merit for his work on the San Juan High School Culinary Arts Facility. He also received a Leroy F. Greene Award of Honor and was honored with the Sacramento Business Journal for the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center in 2008.

Whitmore received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

About BCA Architects
BCA Architects partners with clients on a mission to achieve excellence in design. Since 1989, BCA strives to strengthen communities through projects to: design facilities, help define partnerships, locate financing, save energy and present alternate delivery methods. BCA goes above and beyond the task at hand to ensure their clients succeed. Visit: www.bcaarchitects.com.

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