Founders

Theodore Brown has been an accomplished architect for more than 40 years, with dozens of innovative, award-winning, nationally-published projects to his credit. Selected as one of the 100 foremost architects in the world by Architectural Digest magazine, Brown established his practice in San Francisco in 1976 after years in New York working with Cesar Pelli and Paul Rudolph. Over the decades, he has established a reputation for creating architecturally-significant projects as both designer and property owner, including the Dakin Building in California and the Nesbitt residence in Colorado.

Following years in New York City working with Thierry Despont and David Anthony Easton, young architect Albert Costa crossed the country and joined forces with Theodore Brown. At first, Costa immersed himself in a few key projects, including a 17-year residential project located at Lake Tahoe, acquiring a great deal of reverence for ‘sites’ and experience in craftsmanship details to carry into the next chapters of the firm. Growing up the son of a well-respected Boston architect, Costa was steeped in the values of personal connection and co-creation. As Principal, Costa deftly creates functional and inspiring built environments that maximize the properties’ potential and exceed client expectations. Often spotted atop urban buildings, Costa’s particular passion is rooftops. He believes that occupied roof gardens reconceive the ground covered by the buildings and provide open spaces to enhance a person’s joy and perspective.