Brian White received an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master's of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He has also studied abroad in Europe and South America. He was a senior designer for firms in San Francisco, St. Louis, and Portland before starting his own practice in 1999. He has taught at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and the University of Oregon. He is a member of the AIA and a registered Architect in Oregon and California and is NCARB certified.