Brenda Snyder, PLA, LEED AP, Senior Associate
Specializing in Urban design, Community Process, Cultural Place Making and Resiliency
Brenda has worked extensively on community driven projects throughout the Puget Sound region. She is inspired by the unique characteristics of each site, including local heritage, site ecology and long-range evolution of site context. Brenda finds great reward in community engagement and believes community insight is paramount in the creation of successful open space. She has worked on a wide range of scales within urban and institutional realms, from large university campus plans and neighborhood vision plans to small community gardens and playgrounds. Her graduate research focused on urban sea-level rise adaptation, zero waste transit-oriented development and public arts contribution to sense of place.
One of Brenda’s favorite pastimes is exploring new cities on foot. She has traveled as often as possible and loves to learn about unfamiliar environments. When not pulling weeds in her garden you can find her roaming around local nurseries looking for unusual plant species or spending time in the ceramic studio. She was born and raised in Seattle.