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Curriculum Vitae

Biography:

Bryant is the founder and principal of =C, with over 25 years experience in business management, architecture, planning and interior design. He provides clients service in strategic planning, workplace assessment, programming, design, project and change management.

His past experience as a consultant, an architect, a studio leader, resource manager and project manager have honed skills in research, planning, solution development, communication leadership, budgeting, scheduling, and presentation.

Work Experience:

=C 2011-present
Bryant re-launched =C, a strategic consultancy, at the beginning of 2012. From this position he continues to consult with DEGW while developing his own clients interested in planning, designing or facilitating change whether physical, managerial, procedural or behavioral. Current clients include Yahoo! and BAHA (the Bay Area Headquarters Authority).

DEGW 2009 - 2011
DEGW is arguably the first workplace consultancy in the world. Founded by Frank Duffy (and others ) in 1974 it has focused on user research and aligning space and practice with organizational goals. Today, DEGW offers services such as global guideline development, workplace strategy, real estate portfolio development, design liaison, change management, culture assessment, instructional design, tool development and training delivery. Having started as workplace strategists, DEGW is now positioned as experts in work, understanding the importance and relationships of space, technology, modeled behavior, and reward design to achieve business goals.

Bryant led the San Francisco office (16 consultants) and managed business development activity and strategy for North America. He set goals, budgets and schedules for San Francisco, and marketing, public relations and sales targets for the hemisphere. In addition to putting leads and contact tracking procedures and tools in place, he oversaw the development of roundtable agenda, conference submittals, web content, and electronic media. While at DEGW, San Francisco added seven consultants and doubled revenues.

Teknion (2005 - 2009)
Bryant served as District Manager for the Northern California region. He supported SideMark, Teknion's largest dealer partner in the United States. While at Teknion he was responsible for finding and tracking leads, providing leadership to the sales team, developing and reviewing proposal content, determining discounting, monitoring performance, maintaining client relationships and developing new markets. He provided product expertise to the teams, and linked them to Teknion resources at Headquarters and elsewhere. Bryant developed a series of events to leverage the SideMark team (60 at its peak), advertise their successes and differentiate their services. While at Teknion, SideMark entered the government market, and expanded to Los Angeles.

The Natural Step (2004 - 2005)
The Natural Step (TNS) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to educating business on the systemic nature of sustainability. Founded in Sweden in 1989, TNS provided business consulting in the United States to organizations such as McDonalds, Home Depot and Fedex Kinkos. In addition to serving as one of several international consultants, Bryant published a sustainability manual targeted at designers in general and industrial designers (product) specifically. The publication complemented existing texts and resources by explaining the systems approach to sustainable thinking and integrating the work from Okala, EPA, BREEM, USGBC and others. Bryant was also responsible for a series of "salons" that advertised TNS work and full day seminars at Sunset Magazine and CCA that investigated the designer's responsibility to future generations.

=C, (2001 - 2005)
Bryant opened his own consultancy in 2001. His first client, Genentech employed him as a strategic planner in-house. During his time at Genentech, Bryant established the rationale and business case for a building expansion in Vacaville (the manufacturing site) and a new Headquarters complex in South San Francisco. =C also supported several organizations in design and implementation of marketing plans, communication and monitoring of sales goals. =C also managed the move and organizational design for Wolfgang's Vault, a new company that managed the assets from Bill Graham presents. Other projects included communication strategies, change management activities, educational and organizational design. =C continued to support DEGW with engagements for Google's Headquarters (pre-IPO), PBS Albuqueque and The Disney Store in Pasadena.

DEGW (1998 - 2001)
Bryant joined DEGW as one of 5 strategic consultants in the US. He worked on multiple workplace strategy projects including global guidelines for the newly merged PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Other clients included BellSouth, TowersPerrin and Schwab. Bryant also had the opportunity to work extensively in the UK, supporting the BBC's Vision 2020 for over 2 years, and working with HP's global team on space guidelines that negotiated regional and functional differences.

Holey Associates (1995 - 1998)
Hired as a director of a 10 person firm, Bryant was in charge of operations. He grew the firm to 28 people, including 4 administrative staff (marketing, administration and accounting). The firm also provided support to @Work a consortium that included Frank Becker from Cornell, Michael Joroff of MIT and Steve Pontell. Bryant grew revenues from traditional interiors projects as well as supporting consulting services that created alternative work strategies for Marriot, the Federal Reserve and Monsanto.

SMP (Stone Marraccini & Patterson now SmithGroup) 1983 - 1995
Bryant was tasked with building an interiors group within the historic architectural firm. Working with legacy healthcare groups, he provided direction on interiors for labs, hospitals and senior living facilities while adding clients from technology and retail sectors. The group grew from 4 to 14 staff establishing expertise in interior architecture solutions apart from architectural projects.

Gensler | 1985-1993
Hired as a job captain for a 150,000sf headquarters in New Orleans, Bryant grew within the firm to manage a 32 person staff focused on delivering projects with an expertise in retail and media environments. In addition to client facing activities he organized a project manager's forum, a design vendors consortium and weekly resourcing and employee development meetings. His work ranged from headquarters design and implementation to retail roll outs in North America and Europe. He was involved in the workplace strategy for the merger of Bank of America and Security Pacific banks as well as the site strategy for Hewlett Packard in San Diego.

Education:

Masters of Business Administration (emphasis finance and organizational development): University of Illinois
Masters of Architecture (emphasis finance and urban design): University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science (major Architecture): Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Affiliations:

San Francisco Chapter of AIA: Board of Directors, 1994-1998, Vice President, 1999,President, 2000
American Architecture Foundation: Board of Directors, 1999
Licensed Architect in California 1987

NCARB Certified

USGBC: LEED - AP Accredited
CORENET Northern California
IFMA Silicon Valley
SF Museum Society
SFMOMA

Additional Roles:

Adjunct Professor, Interior Architecture Studio California College of Art: 1998
Guest Lecturer San Jose State University, University of California Berkeley, California College of Arts, San Francisco Art Academy
Juror: AIA Birmingham 2008, IIDA 1998, AIA Memphis Chapter 1994

Speaking Engagements:

WorkTech 2011: Going Mobile!
Corenet Northern California 2011: The future of work
SCUP National 2010: Alternative Programming
SCUP Pacific Region 2010: Alternative Programming
Corenet National Summit 2009: Business Metrics
Heart of San Jose 2008: the next development

Publications:

Building Operating Management, December 2011: Expert quoted in Less Space, More Green
WSJ 2011: Expert quoted in "Does your chair have your back?"
Chicago Tribune 2011: "When your brain's gone to the beach"
Founding editor of LINE
"Fitting a round beg in a square hole" Broadcast Engineering News
"US and Them, Completing Projects in the UK" VMSD
Best-Laid Plans in Bay Architects' Review
Enlightened People Watching in Bay Architects' Review

Awards:

IBD top Ten 1993
IBD Best of Competition 1989
Earl Prize for Urban Studies 1985
Hastings Fellowship 1984

Additional Events:

AIA Convention: tours 2009
Movable Feast 1998
Beauty on the Inside 1998
Petchitecture 1995
Petchitecture 1994
Pfurniture (DIFFA) 1993