Brian Goad, PLA, ASLA
Brian’s design inspiration is derived from observations and experiences acquired during travels throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has produced a collection of personal travel journals filled with sketches and text which catalogue his observations from around the world. His favorite garden is Katsura, located in Kyoto, Japan. Through travel and experience, he has cultivated the belief that history, landscape, architecture, and art are symbiotic and that the combined expression should be simple, bold, and an inspiring statement of culture.
During frequent childhood camping excursions, Brian became enamored with the mystery of the Atchafalaya Basin and the beauty of the coastal Louisiana landscape. It was during this time that he internalized the importance of regionalism, sustainability, and the context of place. This resulted in an intuitive understanding of these concepts and their application to contemporary landscape architecture.
Brian is a preservationist at heart, as he is in the process of meticulously renovating his circa 1922 craftsman cypress bungalow in Beauregard Town, Baton Rouge. He is an avid urban gardener who experiments with ornamental and edible plants within his own home garden, as well as within the ‘Beauregarden,’ a community garden which he co-founded in downtown Baton Rouge in 2010. Brian’s passion is landscape architecture within the urban realm, which is further reinforced by his live/work lifestyle and by his involvement in local urban projects.
As a senior associate, Brian is heavily involved in the design process, production, and graphic illustrations of most projects. Prior to joining Suzanne Turner Associates, Brian has worked with Reich Associates (Baton Rouge, LA), Element Architects (Shenzhen, China), EDSA (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), and EDSA Orient (Beijing, China). A 2003 graduate of LSU's Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Brian received the Dean’s Medal from the College of Art and Design.
Brian is a LEED accredited professional, CLARB certified, and licensed in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. He is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.