Brian Oster appreciates the optimism inherent in the architectural profession—the opportunity to create meaningful and relevant spaces for people, solve problems, and enhance the public realm. He brings a curious, process-oriented, and diligent approach to design, exploring options and carefully considering a building’s relationship to the past, present, and future. Brian’s interests in technology range from traditional crafts to the latest advances, from model-building and wood block prints to the use of 3D point clouds and laser scanning.
Brian’s diverse portfolio includes challenging adaptive use projects, museums, community buildings, and higher education facilities. He is a founding member of Design Center Baltimore and has long been active in the arts community, advocating for the arts and technology as important urban catalysts.
“I love asking questions. I believe in a creative approach, based on independent thinking that consistently pushes the norm, and may break a few molds now and then.”
- Southern California Institute of Architecture, Master of Architecture, 1992
- Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildene Kunst, Post-Graduate Study
- Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture, 1987
- American Institute of Architects
- Baltimore City Public Art Commission
- Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District
- Design Center Baltimore