BrentThompson Architects Inc. [BTA] is an international boutique design studio specializing in master planning and architectural design of destinations that delight, places people love. We design retail, town centers and parks, mixed-use destinations, and resorts. Design architect BTA selectively pursues only a few significant commissions each year, allowing design principal Brent Thompson to personally craft every BTA project. The result is a consistent level of quality design, and a history of projects that bring success to our clients.

Recent examples of the success of our methodology include the InterContinental Hotels Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang, Korea; Bon Carré Town Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; DecoCity new town in Chengdu, China; TEDA Promenades/ InterContinental hotels town center in the Bin Hai New Area, China; Celebration Town Center in Los Angeles; the TimeWarner Experience in New York City; and major attractions in Disney’s Tokyo DisneySea.

Success Stories
Alpensia resort village, based on British Columbia’s Whistler resort, was designed with the express purpose of attracting the Winter Olympics to Korea. We are thrilled that the IOC has recently awarded Alpensia the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on behalf of Korea. The award winning, 2 million M2 [built area] TEDA Promenades, an urban town center complete with housing for some five thousand families, a soccer stadium, an InterContinental Hotel, shopping mall, major sports club, train station and convention center was privileged to play host to the World Economic Forum Asia meetings. By any measure, Tokyo DisneySea is the world’s most successful theme park. Celebration Town Center serves as a prototype RD+E town center in a suburban setting. Materials and technologies developed in the design of the TimeWarner Experience set new standards for incorporating media within architecture. The innovative planning of DecoCity sets new standards for creating a vibrant town center that is totally integrated with the surrounding residential areas.

Our Methods Work
Our clients never have to wonder who will design their project after the contract is signed. They never question if the “A” team offered to them will be replaced by the “B” team when something “bigger and better” comes along. We look for passionate clients seeking to create successful projects, and commit our entire team to those projects.


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Residential Architect | Local studio designing homes where people love to live

Retail Architect | Retail design studio expert at master planning retail, mixed-use and town center destinations that delight, places people love.

Master Planning | International design studio expert in master planning and architectural design of destinations that delight, places people love.

Resort Architect | Destination design studio expert at master planning resort destinations people love, places that delight.

Urban Design | Urban Design studio expert at master planning cities and public places people love, destinations that delight.

BTA‘s concept and master plan to create enormous “flower” islands off the coast of Korea. — at Korea.

Concept Architect | Architects typically begin their education with schooling on the five basic principles of design: Harmony, Contrast, Balance, Order and Unity.

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