We are a Collective of Designers and Architects.
We live in Los Angeles.
We create Anything from Logos to High-Rises.
We like what we do. We hope you do too.
McShane brings over a decade of experience to his architectural practice in Los Angeles as the Architectural Director for Project M+.
Along with his business partner Cleo Murnane, Project M+ offers a wide range of services that go beyond architecture and include branding, graphic design, web design, packaging, planning and consulting. He holds a Master’s of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. McShane has taught architectural detailing at the California Design College and also participated in the USC Architecture Guild.
McShane spent the first six years of his architectural career in Chicago, working as a designer for Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge and Nagle Hartray Architecture. His projects ranged from single-family homes to complex mixed-use buildings, and included the Latin School of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet’s Permanent Home project, the University of Chicago Laboratory School, and the Oak Park Public Library. In 2005, Project M+ partnered with DeStefano + Partners LA office to work on the Concerto project, a $166 million dollar mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles, to perform Construction Administration for the entire three building complex.
With numerous awards to his credit including the University of Illinois Earl Prize for Design, McShane has proven to be one of LA’s most promising young architects.
McShane is NCARB certified and holds licenses in Illinois and Wisconsin.
CA: Pending completion of the CSE
In 2012 Brian joined Project M+ as an associate architect and has been overseeing the design, construction, and fabrication of a number of projects ranging in scale and type
He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006 earning his B.Arch and international honors along the way.
Brian’s multi-disciplinary background spans between architectural, industrial and ecological design, having worked as an associate designer, project manager, and lead fabricator for LA based practices Peter Tolkin Architecture, Materials & Applications, and Taalman Koch Architecture. His professional work has ranged from fine arts design & fabrication to single-family homes to large-scale mixed-use projects and international design competitions.
In addition, Brian also founded and directs BikeHaus, an intra-urban architectural bicycling tour.