What We're About

We’re a design firm with offices across the U.S., partnering with clients in all regions. Everything we do is built on our team-based approach; regardless of wher­­­e a client is located, or the studio they’re working with, our goal is to make everyone feel like they’re working with one team.

What else should you know? We’ve been around since the ‘60s, our design process is collaborative, responsiveness is in our DNA, and we drink a lot of coffee.

  • 54 Years in Business

  • 10 Office Locations

  • 230 Team Members

  • 75 Licensed Architects

  • 50 States Licensed In

  • 6 NCIDQ–certified Interior Designers

Our employees excel at finding creative solutions to help our clients succeed in their work across the country.

—Mariah Meyer, Vice President

We love what we do, and what it takes to get there. From the initial design phases, to the day you take possession, our full-scope services not only get the job done, but get it done right.

Services

Architectural Design & Illustration

We use a collaborative design approach that integrates our clients and their vision throughout the entire process. Our architectural graphics range from traditional media illustrations, to animated walkthroughs, lighting and massing studies, photo-realistic renderings and virtual reality models – all which help our clients better visualize their projects. 

Entitlement

Every project begins with due diligence. During the entitlement phase, our project teams research  jurisdictional requirements in order to properly plan for zoning, special use permits that may be required, and potential participation in any city commissions or hearings. 

Fixture/Merchandise Plan Coordination

Detailed fixture plans are critical to project success for many of our clients. Our studios use Revit to efficiently auto-populate plans, equipment and finish schedules, and regularly identify other tools or equipment our clients can be using to enhance their fixture plans

Prototype Development & Rollout

Our prototype services extend all scalable levels, from flexible design guidelines, to fully-optioned programs. We continuously develop streamline processes for program maintenance and document distribution, and use a number of customizable tools to facilitate efficient, comprehensive change management practices. 

Interior Design & Décor

Our interior designers work with clients and project types in all of our core markets. From programming and space planning, to developing color and materials palettes and FF&E selection, the intent of our clients’ spaces is to create a strong sense of place, and enhance each client’s brand identity.

Sustainable Design

We approach sustainable design practices with the goal of providing practical solutions that can create long-term value for our clients. Our team is experienced working with varying levels of local, regional and national green building criteria, including LEED and Green Globes. 

Environmental Graphic Design

The brand and identity a space communicates is as important as the walls surrounding it. From ideation and theme development, to print design and environmental graphics, our creative solutions help strengthen clients’ brands in the built environment.

BIM

Continually creating innovative solutions requires continually evolving. An early adopter of BIM, BRR demonstrates a steady commitment to keep implementing the latest standards and technologies. Our commitment to keeping our project delivery tools and practices up-to-date continually enhances project collaboration and increases the quality of our construction documents.

Construction Document Production

Part of our overall design process is delivering high-quality, accurate construction drawings. During the CD phase, we hold regular meetings with our project teams and consultants to complete quality control checks at the 20, 50 and 90 percent completion phases.

Permitting

We’ve worked in more than 3,000 jurisdictions across the U.S., and supplement our projects with a thorough understanding of jurisdictional planning, zoning and environment requirements. Our ability to expedite the permitting process is a result of establishing long-term relationships with code officials and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. 

Construction Administration

During the construction process, our project managers act as an extension of our clients to manage the project from ground breaking, through possession and grand opening. Some of the services we provide include responding to contractor RFIs, performing site observation visits, and coordinating owner-driven change directives. 

Green Globes Assessment

As a Green Globes Enterprise Partner, BRR is an extension of the Green Building Initiative, and is qualified to assess the design, construction, management, maintenance, and/or operation of buildings seeking Green Globes certification. 

International Retail Design

Our studios have completed more than 1,000 international projects in the last 30 years. Services provided for these projects include architectural design, prototype development, grocery design consulting, architectural partner and consultant training, third-party quality control and peer reviews.

Forensic Architecture

Settlement, moisture, pests, and natural disaster can all be causes of distress that impact existing buildings. Our project team members conduct research and site investigations, and document existing conditions in order to suggest solutions for these types of challenges.

There’s no magic or complicated algorithm to the way we work. We treat our clients like partners, and their projects like our own business. While some projects present unique challenges, we’ve found they can always be overcome through our simplified process to listen, respond, create and accelerate.

  1. Listen
    It sounds simple, but listening is something we’re intentional about. Every project starts with getting to know you, talking through your goals and learning how we can help.
  2. Respond
    When you ask a question, we won’t leave you hanging. Our Sundown Rule emphasizes our commitment to give same-day attention to all requests and/or questions, and provide timely, accurate and thought-out answers.
  3. Create
    This is when ideas become reality. From the early development stages, through grand opening, we partner with you to design and produce solutions that maximize your ROI, achieve the goals you set, and appropriately represent your brand.
  4. Accelerate
    We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ mentality. Every client has specific goals, and part of our process is understanding what resources we can leverage to best serve your needs.

Awards & Recognition

2017 Awards

  • Fishtech: Kansas City Business Journal's 'Coolest Office Space'
  • AIA Pennsylvania Fostering Emerging Professionals Firm
  • Fishtech: Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City Cornerstone Awards - 'People's Choice'
  • Kansas City Business Journal No. 2 Top Area Architecture Firm
  • AIA Central States Region Outstanding Emerging Professional-Friendly Firm

2016 Awards

  • AIA Central States Region Emerging Professional-Friendly Firm
  • Kansas City Chamber of Commerce & Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC ‘Healthy KC Certified Company’ – Bronze Level
  • Children's Mercy Hospital Adele Hall Campus Gift Shop: Kansas City Construction Specifications Institute ‘Excellence in Design’ - 1st place
  • Ingram’s No. 3 Top Architecture Firm in Kansas City
  • Kansas City Business Journal No. 3 Top Area Architecture Firm

2015 Awards

  • AIA Central States Region Outstanding Emerging Professional-Friendly Firm
  • Children's Mercy Hospital's Adele Hall Campus Gift Shop: AIA Kansas ‘Excellence in Interior Architecture’ Merit Award
  • Arvest Bank 13th & Grand Branch: Kansas City Construction Specifications Institute ‘Excellence in Design’ - Honorable Mention
  • Country Club Bank Headquarters: Kansas City Construction Specifications Institute ‘Excellence in Design’ - 2nd place
  • Ingram’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ – Medium-size Company
  • Ingram’s No. 4 Top Architecture Firm in Kansas City
  • Canstruction Kansas City ‘Best Meal’
  • Architectural Record No. 1 Retail Design Firm (Based on Retail Construction Starts)
  • Kansas City Business Journal No. 3 Top Area Architecture Firm

2014 Awards

  • Kansas City Business Journal No. 5 Top Area Architecture Firm
  • Ingram’s No. 3 Top Architecture Firm in Kansas City
  • Phoenix Best Businesses ‘Best Architect’
  • Queen's Price Chopper: Progressive Grocer ‘Best Remodel Over $6M’
  • Architectural Record No. 1 Retail Design Firm (Based on Retail Construction Starts)
  • AIA IDP Outstanding Firm
  • AIA IDP Firm

2013 Awards

  • Architectural Record No. 1 Retail Design Firm (Based on Retail Construction Starts)
  • Kansas City Business Journal No. 3 Top Area Architecture Firm
  • Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana: IIDA Mid-America Design Awards – Gold in ‘Hospitality’
  • AIA IDP Outstanding Firm
  • AIA IDP Firm

2012 Awards

  • 601 Residence: Monsters of Design ‘People’s Choice’
  • Uptown Grocery Co.: Progressive Grocer ‘Overall Store Design: New Construction Over 50,000 sq. ft.’ – 1st Place
  • Ingram’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’
  • AIA IDP Outstanding Firm
  • AIA IDP Firm

2011 Awards

  • Canstruction Kansas City ‘Best Meal’
  • AIA IDP Outstanding Firm
  • AIA IDP Firm
  • AIA Central States Region Intern-Friendly Firm
  • BRR–Bentonville Office: Qualified Remodeler Bronze ‘Master Design Award’ in ‘Light Commercial’ and ‘Green Remodel’ Categories

2010 Awards

2009 Awards

  • AIA IDP Outstanding Firm
  • AIA IDP Firm
  • Kansas City Business Journal; Top Area Architecture Firm
  • IIDA Color+Couture 'Haute Couture'
  • Arizona Business Magazine Top 10 Architecture Firm)
  • Canstruction Kansas City – Honorable Mention
  • Cosentino's Downtown Market: Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award
  • Cosentino's Downtown Market: KC Home Design & Midwest CJ Magazine ‘Design Excellence Award’, Gold in Architecture/Interior

2008 Awards

  • AIA IDP Outstanding Firm
  • AIA IDP Firm
  • Retail Construction Magazine Top Retail/Architects/Engineers (Based on Retail Square Footage Designed)
  • Kansas City Business Journal; Top Area Architecture Firm
  • Canstruction Competition Kansas City; Structural Ingenuity Award
  • AIA Kansas City Intern-Friendly Firm
  • AIA Diversity Best Practices Firm
  • Walmart – Highland Village, TX: AIA Kansas ‘Excellence in Masonry’ Merit Award; AIA Central States Region ‘Building Design’ Finalist
  • BRR–Kansas City Bistro: KC Home Design & Midwest CJ Magazine ‘Design Excellence Award’, Bronze in Commercial-Tenant Finish

2007 Awards

  • Retail Construction Magazine Top Retail/Architects/Engineers (Based on Retail Square Footage Designed)
  • Canstruction Kansas City ‘Jurors’ Favorite’ & ‘People’s Choice’
  • Kansas City Business Journal; Top Area Architecture Firm
  • IIDA Color+Couture; Best Integration of Finish and Fashion Award

Who We Work With