Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Hobbies and Pastimes

Bryan has been to hundreds of live music shows and has an impressive collection of live recordings. These days, though, he’s more likely to be found at the at the hardware store picking up materials for all the various home and yard projects.  He enjoys hitting the links once the projects are done, and this year he will be coming out of retirement to coach his youngest daughters fifth grade travel basketball team.

Bryan Harjes PLA (MN, MI), LEED AP

Vice President

Bryan has provided design leadership for a broad range of projects, from park plans and site improvements to downtown concepts, from station area plans to neighborhood redevelopment planning. His involvement in numerous award-winning projects attests to his expertise and creativity as a community designer whose work emphasizes community needs such as enhancing connectivity, promoting sustainability, and planning for market and fiscal viability.

He brings creativity, an ability to lead and facilitate idea generation, and strong critical thinking skills to his project work.  His contributions are particularly effective in public workshop and charrette environments. His ability to listen to ideas and transform them into drawings better enables participants to envision and evaluate potential development scenarios.

Bryan is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).


  • 2021 ASLA-MN Honor Award for Planning and Urban Design – Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan
  • 2018 ASLA-MN Merit Award for Planning and Urban Design – St. Louis River Estuary National Water Trail Master Plan – Duluth-Superior
  • 2014 APA-IA Innovation in Economic Planning and Development Award – Merle Hay Road Gateway Redevelopment Master Plan, Johnston, IA

Relevant Project Experience

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