top of page




Four decades of experience are the foundation of the firm's success.


Founding Partner

In recognition of a career body of work, Mr. Carde was elevated in 2001 to the AIA College of Fellows, the Institute’s highest honor exclusively for its members. 


As a visible leader in his field, he has been one of the most invited speakers at the AIA National Convention, having spoken across the country at Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Boston, Dallas, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

Locally, he has served as the Chair of the LA Historic Preservation Committee, for which he received the Chapter President’s Award.  Local Municipalities, ranging from Los Angeles to Santa Fe Springs, have acknowledged his work with awards and commendations.​ 


In his spare time, he enjoys golf and mountain climbing, having summited Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016. Mr. Carde received his B.A. from Yale University and his graduate degree in architecture from UCLA.


Founding Partner

Mr.  Ten is a recognized authority in the field of child care development facilities, having designed over 20 of them for universities, municipalities and institutions.


He is also a California Certified Access Specialist.  As an expert in the field, he guides both public and private clients through the arcane accessibility codes and standards. 


With a life-long commitment to community, he has served on various civic boards and advisory panels.  As a college student, Brian was the founder of the UCLA Special Olympics program. He has worked with many non-profits including UCLA’s Unicamp, The Foundation for the Junior Blind and Life Rolls On.  He is also the chair of the Randy Miller UCLA Scholarship Fund.


Brian is an ardent traveler, science fiction buff and soccer dad.  He received his BS and his graduate degree in architecture from UCLA.

BT & Family China Great Wall_edited.jpg



bottom of page