Brett is a designer with a background in both landscape architecture and construction. Having grown up on his family's Century Farmstead in eastern Iowa, but with significant exposure to city life, he has a fascination with the landscapes that exist in the nexus between urbanity and rurality. Brett is the Project Manager for two residential projects on Martha's Vineyard, and has contributed to the design and construction documentation for the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, York Quay in Toronto, the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Bloomindale Trail and North Grant Park in Chicago, the Alexandria Center Master Plan and Implementation in Cambridge, MA, and New York University and the 103rd Street Community Garden in New York City.
Brett received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University, graduating magna cum laude. He was a visiting student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. Brett enjoyed exploring Europe by bike and train, and investigating the landscape of both urban and rural. Brett is a LAF University Olmsted Scholar and a recipient of the Iowa ASLA Merit Award.
Brett joined MVVA in 2010 as an intern and rejoined the firm in 2011 as a full-time employee.