Bryan Irwin







Harvard University
Master of Landscape Architecture

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


Bryan Irwin is a Principal and part of SCB’s Campus Environments leadership team. Combining recognized planning and design excellence with a deep understanding of the issues facing colleges and universities today, Bryan brings unmatched excellence to SCB’s national higher education practice. Never formulaic, his work reflects the unique sense of place, values, and mission of each institution while anticipating the evolving context of teaching and learning on the contemporary campus.

Bryan grounds his work in the realities facing higher education—fiscal constraints, new project delivery models, emerging pedagogies, and evolving student demographics—yet his work rises above these realities to achieve a timelessness that has been widely recognized for its design excellence. His design process is focused on achieving broad consensus and knitting each building into the greater campus context, both physically and programmatically.

Prior to joining SCB, Bryan was a design principal at Sasaki where he led the firm’s learning environments practice. In addition to his planning and design work, Bryan has spearheaded research projects and survey studies that examine emerging trends in learning environments, and has spoken at numerous conferences nationally and internationally including the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), and the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL). Bryan is a member of the Editorial Board of the Boston Society of Architects and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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