Bryan Shiles MArch '87

Bryan Shiles is a design partner at WRNS Studio, a 150-person architecture firm he co-founded in 2005, which now has offices in San Francisco, New York, and Honolulu. He has worked with some of today’s most transformative organizations — Adobe, Stanford, Intuit, UCSF, and the Trust for Public Land — to steward their brands over many projects and years. Bryan established WRNS Studio’s New York office in 2016 and has grown it to 20 people who are working on new urban mixed use, workplace, and educational projects throughout the U.S.

A career educator, Bryan teaches regularly at Stanford, and has led design studios at Northeastern University, Ohio State, California College of the Arts, and UC Berkeley. Most recently, he led a yearlong research studio between Northeastern University and Stanford University, focused on the impacts of changes in work and workplace upon the public realm, the findings of which have been published in a new book. Bryan also serves on the Northeastern University School of Architecture Advisory Council. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, and achieved his Master of Architecture at Harvard University. Bryan leads WRNS Studio’s New York office and splits his time between the coasts.