The Creative Minds Behind Planning & Urban Design

Landscape Architecture

The Creative Minds Behind Planning & Urban Design

Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture were the founding professional pursuits at Browning Day in 1967. Over the past 46 years, we have built a portfolio filled with Legacy projects that the City of Indianapolis and State of Indiana recognize as iconic.  Our qualified creative team of land planning, landscape architecture and urban design professionals exist to serve our clients in the areas of academic, commercial, government, healthcare, preservation, corporate, residential, and sports. We provide Leadership + Design®.

Barth Hendrickson PLA ASLA is a firm principal whose passion resides in rethinking design solutions that make physical sense of the human experience through planning and design. His solutions add value by stewarding the health and well-being of life on our planet. Many of the firm’s landscape and site design awards are the result of his encouraging a studio focus on the design and management of water, soil, vegetation, material use and, animal/human health and well-being in purposefully programmed spaces. Barth is a Vice President at Browning Day and on the Executive Committee managing the day-to-day aspects of the company. Barth also leads significant projects for the firm.

Jon Hutslar PLA ASLA is a firm owner who has designed and administered built works that have been recognized by professional peers with awards of Honor and Excellence. As a design studio mentor, Jon focuses on the day-to-day aspects of design, project management and construction administration of complex projects involving architecture and heavy infrastructure. Some of Jon’s current and recent projects include Indiana University’s world-renowned Jacobs School of Music, the International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo, and Meritus Healthplex in Maryland.

Drew Braley PLA ASLA is a landscape architect and project manager with professional experience in Florida, Hawaii and now, the Midwest. Drew’s leadership and technical design focus adds value to the firm’s projects. Current and recent experience includes Frankfort’s new downtown Ivy Tech Campus, The Lofts at Pulliam Square in downtown Indianapolis, and the state-of-the-art CityWay YMCA. Drew is on the Executive Committee of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Ryan Cambridge PLA ASLA provides expertise in Open Space Planning and Urban Design. A distinguished graduate of Purdue University, Ryan spent the last three years traveling the United States providing open space planning for Cities and Parks Departments in a workshop format that provides comprehensive systems and demographic analyses, coupled with public needs assessments. His workshops inform big picture moves and set the clients into motion when projects are successfully funded. Ryan’s ability to facilitate conversation and his national perspective, add value to our clients. Ryan is currently crafting a sports master plan for Covenant Christian High School on Indianapolis’ west side.

Brett Schlachter holds a master’s degree in Urban Design and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University. The majority of his professional career has been devoted to reforming and informing built and unbuilt infrastructure in Indiana’s cities and towns. Brett’s ability to quickly analyze the large scale concerns of our urban areas adds great value. His input is critical when analyzing the suitability of property for development or informing the ideal mixed-use scenarios for an entire neighborhood. Brett is an active participant in the Urban Land Institute’s Technical Advisory Committee that provides cursory analysis of development opportunities for cities and towns throughout Indiana.

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