We believe in giving our clients honest responses and thoughtful solutions to the questions and challenges they have.
We learn about the communities we serve from the community itself. Seeking to know its structure, cultures, social network, needs, resources, assets, challenges and history. Analyzing the landscape - its context and movements, along with evaluating the feasibility of certain decisions are essential to thoughtful design.
We are committed to empowering communities to plan, design and become stewards of their neighborhoods, because they are capable. Knowing the best projects are produced from the diligent process of everyone being invited to the table and working together to make decisions, on behalf of their own community.
We strive to find the balance between design function, simplistic beauty, ecology and the desires of the people, in every project.
PRINCIPAL + FOUNDER
Urban Designer. City Planner. Community Developer.
Breyonne has 13 years of experience consisting of city-wide community engagement, creating vibrant public spaces, public administration, neighborhood transformation, program + project management, housing construction, comprehensive + master planning and ecological urban design. Prior to joining the City of Minneapolis' Department of Community Planning and Economic Development as a city planner, she worked for NYC Department of City Planning, Project for Public Spaces in New York City, City of Hartford, CT and has consulted on projects in Cambridge, MA, Columbus, OH, Middletown, CT, and Eugene, OR.
Minnesota Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Real Estate Diversity Institute | 2019 Fellow
Conway School of Landscape Design | 2016
Masters in Ecological Design
The Ohio State University | 2010
Masters in City + Regional Planning
University of Connecticut | 2007
Bachelors in Urban + Community Studies, Minor in Political Science