|Brian Schwieterman grew up in Dayton, Ohio after spending his first 8 years on military bases in Pensacola Florida, Guam, & Rota Spain. He always dreamed of being a “hands-on” Architect. His career began with a commercial design-build firm in Vandalia, Ohio after graduating in 2000 from the college of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Architecture Degree. Brian spent several quarters of co-op with Edge & Tinney Architects (1996-1997) and Bon Builder’s, Inc. (1997-1998). While in college, Brian took an interest in Southwest Architecture, which led him to taking a 3 month travel course to study the way the early American settlers constructed and organized their “homes”. This hands-on course opened the door to many alternative ways to create architecture that directly responds to the surrounding environment.
Prior to joining Brian Gernetzke to start WiFIVE design + build, Inc. in 2009, Brian spent seven years at McConnell & Ewing Architects, Inc. as a project architect. In addition to project architect responsibilities, he headed up the monthly invoice process for all projects as well as the organization of the standard office systems. Brian’s project architect portfolio includes residences like a rustic Lake Charlevoix vacation home, 4-story detached garage structure in Charleston, WV, a contemporary custom home in Indiana, and a 5400 s.f. vacation home in the Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia.
Brian lives in Tipp City with his wife Amanda and their daughter Emma.
||Brian Gernetzke grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Columbus, Ohio. In 2005, he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Brian spent several quarters of co-op with Al. Neyer, Inc., Childress & Cunningham Architects, and PFB Architects. In his work in these firms, Brian realized that he has a real passion for developing personal relationships and being involved in all phases of custom residential design.
Before joining Brian Schwieterman to start WiFIVE design + build, Inc. in 2009, Brian spent four years as a Project Architect at McConnell & Ewing Architects, Inc. While at MEA, in addition to his construction drawing and coordination duties, he was responsible for the development of standard office systems and procedures, as well as coordination of the construction accounting phase of projects under construction. Brian’s work at MEA included a contemporary custom home in Indiana, several renovations in Indian Hill - outside of Cincinnati - and a number of custom home projects in the Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia. In addition, he was the project manager for the firm’s first custom renovation project to an existing home in the Greenbrier.
Brian lives in Cincinnati with his wife Rebecca and their two boys, Noah and Owen.