Brian McCarter is a principal in the Portland office with four decades of experience. Brian was initially drawn to landscape architecture for its ability to bring the interior and exterior of a building together into a cohesive space. He is inspired by successful urban open spaces and the designers who created them. Brian has focused much of his career on the urban design, landscape architecture, and planning for a variety of urban, mixed-use, waterfront, campus, public open space, and transportation projects. His experience with urban spaces throughout the United States provides him with a unique perspective on place-making in varying environments. This experience includes the Denver 16th Street Mall Extension; the Portland Mall Revitalization; the Washington State University, Vancouver, Student Services Center; and the TriMet Milwaukie Light Rail Transit West Preliminary Engineering and Final Engineering projects. Brian has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon.