Brian is a Principal with Houseal Lavigne and brings over 20 years of experience in GIS and a passion for designing innovative geospatial solutions. His work is driven by the exploration of leading-edge solutions to shape the future of how people and communities interact with their built environments and discover the under-recognized patterns in the world around us.

Brian’s professional career includes GIS work in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Houseal Lavigne, Brian worked for nine years at Esri, the world’s leading GIS software provider, where he substantially advanced Esri’s 3D GIS capabilities. Most significantly, Brian was a lead contributor to pioneering work to use 3D GIS for urban planning policy, which led to the release of Esri’s web-based 3D urban planning product ArcGIS Urban. Additionally, Brian led a team of developers prototyping future capabilities of ArcGIS Urban, working closely with cities around the world on the design and adoption of the product.

Prior to joining Esri, Brian was the GIS Division Manager for the City of Pasadena, California, where he was instrumental in implementing the City’s enterprise GIS for multiple departments, including: Planning and Development, Water and Power, Public Works, Police, and Fire. While with the City, Brian expanded the GIS team to three full-time GIS staff and greatly improved how the City uses geospatial thinking to build a better community.

Brian has additional GIS experience in the electric utility and telecom industries. His undergraduate and graduate studies focused on physical geography and his Master’s thesis provided an accuracy assessment of GIS-based viewshed analysis. For fun, Brian enjoys international travel, endurance road and mountain biking, and commutes 60+ miles a week by bike.

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