Expertise - Swanson Design
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Expertise

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Brian Swanson

President & Creative Director

Brian Swanson has run a successful independent design practice for the past 30 years — designing, consulting and implementing a diverse range of projects, including: shopping center planning, retail stores, luxury retail, restaurants, cafes, hotel interior concepts, and residences.

Having worked in the U.S., Canada, South Africa and the U.K., Brian brings many years of international experience and expertise to the successful design firm he established in 1986.

An award-winning designer, Brian’s strength is his ability to envision exciting, unique design solutions.  His numerous and diverse projects illustrate a passion for design and planning that gives Brian’s work a singular, always thought-provoking aesthetic.

Primarily a specialist in retail design, his portfolio includes such notable projects as the U.S. Naval Academy Visitor Center Gift Store in Annapolis and 12 luxury stores in the Wynn Encore, with Steve Wynn, in Las Vegas.  He recently designed Tyra Banks’ residence and corporate offices in New York.

Between 2003 and 2011, he consulted with Barteluce Architects & Associates (BAA), New York, offering them a white label design service in the planning and design of many major projects.

AWARDS

Fortunoff (57th Street, New York) — 2009 A.R.E. (Association for Retail Environments) Design Award – Visual Presentation Corridor Display

Wynn Encore (Las Vegas) “InStep” – 2009 Annual HOSPY Award for Best Hospitality Retail Store

Atlantic Restaurant, Boston Street, Baltimore MD – Published: January 2000 Interior Design

Published articles: May/June 2010 Style Magazine, Baltimore; May/June 2005 Style Magazine

Voted Designer of the Year 2000 Baltimore’s Best by Baltimore Magazine

CLIENTS

SIMON GROUP / HARTZ MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIES / GBMC / INTERSHOP / FAIR LANES BOWLING / THE PAPER TRAIL / BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART / PARAGON HAIR SALON / HORN ’N HORN / DONNA’S COFFEE & RESTAURANT / OCTAVIA / THE PRIME GROUP / OLIVER CARR COMPANY / UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY / MARIA MANOLIU & ASSOC. / BUN PENNEY / MEADOW MILL ATHLETIC CLUB / SPORTS CENTER USA / TALBOT TOWN CENTER / DEEP SOUTH SNOWSHAKES / SPIKE & CHARLIE / GJERDE / COLUMBIA MALL / NATIONAL AQUARIUM / ACURA WEST / SEAFARERS’ UNION / BARTELUCE ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES: NEIMAN MARCUS / THE GEORGIA TERRACE HOTEL / ROLEX / TYRA BANKS / CARTIER / BURBERRY / STEVE WYNN / H20 / SUGAR & PLUMM / HARRY WINSTON / BERGDORF GOODMAN / BMW PAUL MILLER / BMW PARK AVE / BECKLEY / KWIAT / RICH GIRL / LACOSTE / FORTUNOFF / BLACKSTONE PROPERTIES / CENTURY 21 / MAX REALTY / FENDI / MARC ECKO / HUGO BOSS / GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES / YVES ST. LAURENT / BOYDS PHILADELPHIA / DR. CAMPBELL / ROBERT TRAVERS / JACOB BENUS / PROF. LECKTA / MS. DICKINSON / JOE BURTON / DR. OKOLO