Brandon Pass is a registered architect and founder of Brandon Pass Architect in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies where he received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1997. Since, he has taught foundation design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, worked in top-level design firms in Chicago, and New York City, and established his independent practice in 2007 where he holds licenses to practice architecture in Illinois, New York and North Carolina. He is also holds the vice-chair position for the Media Arts Project.
Brandon Pass relocated his practice from Chicago to Asheville to purse an architecture that recognizes the responsibilities of the built form where environmental, social and contextual factors shape each insertion into a given landscape. A new form of architecture rooted in time and place can result from the intersection between modern technologies with the traditional hand-crafts and vernacular influences of materiality and culture specific to the western North Carolina mountains to establish a clear and true Asheville modern architectural language.