AIA, NCARB, LEED BD + C
1999 – Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Maryland
2001 – M.Arch. – University of Maryland
2001 – Graduate Certificate in Urban Design – University of Maryland
Licensed Architect: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, North Carolina
Brian Grieb, is a co-founder of GriD architects and serves as a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Architecture + Planning at Morgan State University. A hands-on professional by nature, Brian is intimately involved in all phases of the design process, leading projects from concept design through construction administration. He relishes working collectively with builders and craftsman to interpret and fully realize the client’s vision every step of the way. In both practice and the classroom, Brian embraces a design philosophy that great architecture is inherently sustainable, considerate of the environment while embracing the culture, craft and materials of the region.
Brian finds great satisfaction in both his work as a designer and sharing those skills with the next generation of architects. He has taught a variety of design studios, fundamental and technical design courses, and has closely advised students on practical applications through design/build exercises. He was project manager and a faculty advisor for the University of Maryland’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 first-placing winning entry, Watershed. From this success, Brian has continued to be engaged in academic design/build projects both locally and abroad, serving as an official member of the organizing committees for both the first Solar Decathlon China and the 2013 U.S. Solar Decathlon, as well as leading projects in Maryland and West Virginia.
AIA, NCARB, LEED BD + C
1999 – Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Maryland 2001 – Graduate Certificate in Urban Design – University of Maryland 2004 – M.Arch. – University of Maryland
Licensed Architect: Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia
Alick is a practicing architect with twenty years of experience. Throughout his career he has typically focused on the DC/Maryland/Virginia region or much farther afield in places such as Qatar, India and Morocco. His experience in Architecture and Planning ranges from feasibility studies and design competitions to master plans and full-service building projects. Alick’s skill and sensitivity as a designer have lead to award winning projects for challenging programs and sites.
2010 – Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Maryland
2012 – M.Arch. – University of Maryland
Licensed Architect: Maryland
Justin Obringer is a practicing licensed architect with a passion for design excellence and technical detailing. Working on projects around the country, he has a vast range of experience in the mixed-use sector, leading the design and documentation for a variety of retail/residential and retail/office projects. Throughout his career, he has led projects of various scales and budgets and has been instrumental in helping navigate the designs through complex review and approval processes within the respective jurisdictions.
2016 – Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Michigan
2018 – M.Arch. – University of Michigan
Amy Kurtycz has a love for design and fabrication, through both manual and digital means. She has experience designing and executing physical and virtual realities including custom furniture, site installations, branding and websites. She has worked professionally as part of multidisciplinary teams on project types such as workspaces, residential, retail, and community based. Regardless of the projects scope or scale, she strives to build connections and tell powerful stories through design while fulfilling a responsibility to the natural environment as well as the economic and social context.
2016 – Associated of Applied Science degree in Architecture – Anne Arundel Community College
2018 – Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design – Morgan State University
2020– M.Arch. – University of Maryland
Dan is currently studying at University of Maryland where he is pursuing his Master of Architecture Degree. Before Architecture, he wanted to be an artist as he loves to draw and paint. Throughout his academic year, he likes to challenge himself and has done studio projects ranging from multi-family housing to large timber construction high-rise design. Dan has won past AIA Student awards since community college.