At TETRAD Architecture & Planning, PLLC we believe in transforming your dreams into reality. We take our clients on a creative journey as we translate their ideas to sketches. We then work with contractors to morph architectural drawings into the physical world of bricks and mortar. As suggested in our name “TETRAD,” a group of four key values guide our design efforts as a full-service architecture and planning firm.

We design buildings that are…






Our founder and principal Brandon Ro, AIA, NCARB is an award-winning architect, leader, and educator with over 16 years of AEC industry experience. In architectural practice, he has worked in both national and regional firms with roles ranging from the design lead, project architect, and project manager. His design experience includes work on both new construction and renovation projects for private sector developers, state universities, governmental agencies, religious institutions, and healthcare providers among others. Likewise, he has a working knowledge of modern and traditional building methods, detailing, as well as experience working with artists and artisans in the allied arts to meet today’s contemporary architectural needs.

What others are saying

Brandon has an incredible knack for architectural creativity, and he is extremely skillful at presenting his ideas and designs. He is a very detail oriented, conscientious, and self motivated individual who is able to successfully accomplish whatever he is set out to do.

— George Lwin

Brandon is a motivated individual with a relentless attitude and disciplined work habits…Brandon is humble yet determined and firm as he expresses himself in a most professional and responsible manner.”

— Irma Ramirez



We design with BEAUTY by using time-tested principles, proportions, and patterns.

We strive to build TIMELESS structures that are both durable and enduring.

We preserve the AUTHENTICITY of a place and its culture by studying historical precedents.

We aim for creating architectural experiences that INSPIRE the human spirit.




At TETRAD we offer pre-design services to help our clients define the scope of each unique project. These services can come in the form of architectural programming where we help our clients identify their design objectives, space requirements, site conditions, and local building code regulations. We also perform feasibility studies for those clients who are not ready for a full contractual commitment for comprehensive architectural design services.


As a full-service architectural firm, TETRAD offers the full scope of architectural design and planning services. We offer our clients a fully collaborative design process that includes: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding and Negotiation, and Construction Administration. For larger multi-phased projects, we also offer master planning and urban design services.


We believe that buildings can affect human health and well being on a cognitive, behavioral, and emotional level. Our services extend beyond the typical architectural designer as we help our clients assess their building’s performance through measurable strategies. From identifying opportunities for organizational improvement through post-occupancy evaluation surveys to assessing evidence-based design strategies for targeted outcomes, TETRAD is here for your design research needs.

Let’s make something beautiful together.