Brent Castro AIA
Some of my earliest memories are of telling everyone that I wanted to be an architect. I was obsessed with learning everything about design and how it impacts our world.
Through exploration and experience, I found that architecture speaks to our hearts without asking our permission. I loved that the built environment could do this through a building's beauty, ingenuity, or service to the community. There is great power in that.
As an architect, I'm here to dream, discover, innovate, and challenge, meeting clients' needs throughout the design process.
Through work in the higher education, government, and healthcare sectors, I have been most inspired by my clients' service to causes outside themselves. I admire how their leadership positively affects their culture and communities, and it's important to highlight those values through impactful architecture.
Likewise, I believe it's essential to invest in bettering the design and construction industry. I've served as the elected International Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students, worked nationally as a member of the AIA National Diversity Council, and served eight years on the Architecture Foundation's Diversity Advancement Scholarship Jury, which I chaired from 2019-2020.
In the coming years, I hope to continue to give back to a profession that has given me so much.